Looks like I could put it over my shoulder and burb it, you know what I'm saying? The first time I saw it, I was like, put that thing away. "She was referring to the formidable genitals of her brutish, gun-selling, long-haired Scottish American boyfriend and petty crook Al (Angus Mac Fadyen) in NYC.You ain't coming near me with that monster, but Big Al, you know, he kept comin' at me. The film began with a hip montage introducing her menacing partner-in-crime Big Al on the town and having sex with Kat.The latest screen incarnation of DH Lawrence's 1928 novel about an aristocratic woman's affair with a lowly gamekeeper stars The Borgias' Holliday Grainger as Lady Chatterley, James Norton as her husband, Clifford, and Game of Throne's Richard Madden as her lover, Oliver Mellors.Branded as "the new Poldark" thanks to images of a bare-chested Richard in the trailer, the story of forbidden love, which crosses the gulf in classes, is certain to set pulses racing. Barely anybody reads D H Lawrence any more so Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio may have felt he had a free hand to do what he wanted with Lady Chatterley’s Lover (BBC One).
Lady Chatterley's Lover airs on BBC One on Sunday September 6 at 9pm.
He looks at me and he says: 'Hey, you think you can handle that, huh? She was also frequently naked (displaying her prominent nipples) until in a lengthy sequence, Al battered and abused her, drunkenly jealous and suspicious about her relationship with Puerto Rican Jose Vargas (Vincent Laresca).
The premise of the film, told in flashback and with fourth wall dialogue directed to the camera, was that the promiscuous and manipulative Kat seduced four of her friends (two males Reilly (Stephen Dorff) and Jose, and two lesbian females: Vic (Sarah Strange) and black domestic abuse case-worker Liz (Aisha Tyler)) to help her exact vengeance upon the deserved Al. You never know how many inches you're gonna get or how long it's gonna last.
Bit of a cheek from the writer who tied up not a single plot thread in the last Line of Duty.
The adaptation did make all the right bullet points about class.