Speaking to The Sun, she admitted: "I was quite shocked reading the script, and when I saw the film, watching one sex scene."I’m not sure what more we could have shown unless it was porn.
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.
'I've watched lots of Hollywood films where the girl wears a bra in bed - we didn't do 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".
"9 1/2 Weeks" centers on the electric relationship between John (Mickey Rourke) and Elizabeth (Kim Basinger).
Released in 1986, the film highlights the kinky sexual relationship between the two, involving ice cubes and blindfolds.
"There's a genre of TV drama out there right now, mainly originating out of US cable networks, that features a great deal of gratuitous female nudity purely for titillation. "Lawrence got into trouble for writing about sex, and also as it happens for painting nudes, but he didn’t do so for commercial gain.
He struggled to his dying day to push the boundaries of artistic expression." Recent years have seen something of a backlash against gratuitous female nudity and, particularly, rape as a plot device in popular television shows, with programmes including Game of Thrones being heavily criticised for their treatment of women.
The arrogant and ruthless Sir Clifford Chatterley, played by Happy Valley’s James Norton, is desperate for an heir to inherit his mining fortune so is not averse to the idea of Constance sleeping with other men – as long as they are from the right social class.