The Miss World pageant in 1970 was a groundbreaking focal point for womens’ rights & equality, conflating a simultaneous uprising of the Womens’ Liberation movement with the pageant’s recognition of non-white contestants, all against a depressingly sexist cultural backdrop which while easy to imagine possible, was pretty unsettling.  Reasonably told if somewhat prone to caricature, and the “based on a true story” creds were fully paid up at the end with the inclusion of the actual people and descriptions of what they went on to do… which was a bit mawkish.

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