Netflix and Sony 3000 Pictures unveiled the first trailer for the forthcoming film adaptation “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” based on the classic novel about a neglected woman whose affair with her husband’s gamekeeper sparks a sexual awakening.
Fans of the D.H. Lawrence novel’s steamier sections won’t be disappointed: plenty of bodice-ripping, bare buttocks and rain-soaked embraces are to be found as Lady Constance “Connie” Chatterley (Emma Corrin) and Oliver (Jack O’Connell) pursue a forbidden romance.
The blue-hued clip starts off with a flashback to Connie and Clifford Chatterley’s wedding day, their austere expressions saying it all. “I’m not really a part of this world,” Connie confesses during a montage of lonely days at the estate.
After she happens upon Oliver bathing outside one day, they strike up an acquaintance that gradually blooms into something more: “I don’t think I’ve realized how lonely I’ve been until now,” she tells him.
As things heat up between Connie and Oliver, keeping their relationship hidden from the rest of the estate and grappling with their class differences become increasingly difficult. How much can their love withstand, and what can it overcome?
“Lady Chatterley’s Lover” also stars Matthew Duckett and Joely Richardson. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre directed David Magee’s adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s 1928 novel, which was considered so explicit at the time of publication that it was banned from the United States for a time. Laurence Mark, Pete Czernin & Graham Broadbent produced.
The film, which premiered at the 2022 BFI London Film Festival, releases in select U.S. theaters on Nov. 23 before premiering on Netflix Dec. 2.
Watch the full trailer above.