Emma Corrin from The Crown is back on Netflix, with its newest success Lady Chatterley’s Lover. The film is based on the erotic novel with the same by D.H. Lawrence published in 1928. On the other hand, the romantic drama film is directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre from a screenplay by David Magee. Lady Chatterley’s Lover premiered in select cinemas on November 25, 2022, before its streaming on December 2, by Netflix. The movie has caused sensations through the audience for its explicit scenes since the movie is not suitable for minors.
The film was released on Netflix a few days ago, yet it is already part of the top of the most popular series on the streaming platform. The film based on the 1928 novel, was censured by the English society of that time, for its explicit sexual scenes.
Connie (Emma Corrin) was born into wealth and surrounded by privilege, she is married to a man, and she is no longer in love with him. She later meets Oliver (Jack O’Connell) who is the forest ranger of the mansion, their encounters lead them to a sexual awakening, Connie gets confused and she must choose whether to follow her heart or go back to her husband and assume what society expects of her.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover’s cast is formed by Emma Corrin as Connie Reid, Jack O’Connell as Oliver Mellors, Matthew Duckett as Clifford Chatterley, Joely Richardson as Mrs. Bolton, Faye Marsay as Hilda, Ella Hunt as Mrs. Flint, Anthony Brophy as Sir Malcolm Reid, Rachel Andrews as Lily Weeden, Eugene O’Hare as Michaelis, Jonah Rusell as Mr. Linley, Nicholas Bishop as Ned, Alistair Findlay as Sir Geoffrey Chatterley, and so forth.
We need to remember that Emma Corrin played the role of Princess Diana on the Original Netflix series The Crown. On the other hand, Jack O’Connell has also been part of popular projects like ‘71, and Invencible (Unbroken).
In the novel the main character is Lady Constance “Connie” Charlettey, Lawrence’s work caused chaos in 1928 for its sexual content. The author used his book to criticize the rigid English society and also to bring up topics like sexuality and feminine pleasure, which both by that time were considered taboo. Throughout the years, the novel became popular among the public who likes history. It is unsure if the main character Connie was based on Lawrence’s wife Frieda von Richthofen, but this was never confirmed.
Though the film is not an exact copy of the novel, in fact, there are some slight changes, like Connie having more than just one affair, also the ending is completely different in comparison with Lawrence’s book. The film changes Connie’s role since she is more independent than in the novel.
Actually, the film has a score of 88% out of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with a total of 76 reviews, meanwhile, on IMDb, the film has a 6.8 out of 10, and on FilmAfinnity the film has a score of 6,2 out of 10.