Happy Valley star James Norton told Radio Times there's an appetite for racy dramas because viewers are no longer "shocked by sex". In 2015 we are no longer shocked by this, and we are no longer shocked that people in books also have sex."James also claimed the new drama presents a more rounded picture of Lady Chatterley's husband than the book."Clifford goes off to war and receives this terrible injury that prevents him having sex.
In the book, he's quite stuffy and set up to be despised, but in our version his snobbery is qualified by his being a young man who is a victim," he revealed."Clifford suffers horribly from the fact that he's unable to satisfy his wife.
Ken Russell previously directed an adaptation of the novel starring Joely Richardson and Sean Bean in 1993.
The one-off drama is due to air on BBC One in September.
I’ve watched lots of Hollywood films where the girl wears a bra in bed – we didn’t do that."So apart from having them have sex starkers, which you wouldn’t be able to put on any channel, I think we are quite rude."Penguin publishers were put on trial when the book was first released in 1960 under the Obscene Publications Act of 1959 because of its overtly graphic sexual content.
Lady Chatterley's Lover, however, will see Constance's own sexual pleasure as central to the storyline; denied by her frustrated husband and satiated by groundsman Oliver Mellors.
A circumspect passage from the novel, interpreted as describing sodomy, is omitted, with most love scenes filmed by romantic firelight.
It's alluded to in the book, but our story slightly pulls the curtains back on that.
You see him in bed with Constance and he's feeling totally emasculated."Lady Chatterley's Lover, which airs later this week, has already began to cause a stir after producer Serena Cullen compared it to "porn".