The first trailer for Misbehaviour has been released. The upcoming 20th Century Fox film revisits the drama of the 1970 Miss World competition.
It won’t garner any awards come next year, but damn does it look good. It reminds me of Battle of the Sexes, another film revolving around a 1970s competition.
The trailer does a great job showcasing what the film will be about and the two parallels should make for an interesting viewing experience. This might just be the first film of the 2020s to be a future hidden gem for the decade.
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
Misbehaviour hits U.K. theaters March 13, 2020.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?