MISBEHAVIOUR , the movie is now available on digital video on demand platforms. The movie chronicles the defining moment in history: the crowning of the first woman of color as Miss World.
Jennifer Hosten, born in Grenada in 1947, was a flight attendant for BWIA (now Caribbean Airlines) when she took a leave of absence to compete in Miss World. The beauty competition was the most-watched TV show on the planet and in 1970 was hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. The stakes could not have been higher and when the live broadcast was interrupted by a Women’s Liberation Movement stage invasion, the global audience was captivated. Then, as Miss Grenada – the self-styled Nutmeg Princess – was crowned the first woman of colour Miss World, conventions crumbled.
Misbehaviour, directed by BAFTA winner Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls), stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Grenadian, Jennifer Hosten – the first woman of color to be crowned Miss World, Keira Knightley as a member of the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement.
The comedy drama in which Grenada is mentioned throughout, ends with a fitting tribute from the Mightly Sparrow to ‘Cousin Jennifer’, Miss World 1970.
It is now available on all platforms (including Amazon Prime, Sky Store and iTunes) for an exclusive period.