Darwin Entertainment Centre

Flix in the Wet - Misbehaviour

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

Event starts
Sunday 17 January, 2021
Event ends
Monday 1 February, 2021
Venue
Darwin Entertainment Centre
Venue Address
93 Mitchell Street
Location

Darwin ,

Website
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Category
Festivals & Programs