We shall never free the phallic reality from the ‘uplift’ taint till we give it its own phallic language and use obscene words. In other words Lawrence is trying to restore the dignity and tenderness to words which should be used naturally and gently between lovers. Socially and ethically, it involves an adulterous affair which ends in divorce – at a period in history when divorce was considered a social stigma and certainly unethical.More importantly, it it transgresses boundaries of class because Connie Chatterley has an adulterous affair with a working class man.There are three versions of this infamous novel that Lawrence wrote while dying of tuberculosis.
According to Warhol, Blue Movie was a major influence in the making of Last Tango in Paris, an internationally controversial erotic drama film, starring Marlon Brando, and released a few years after Blue Movie was made.
Finally, Mellors uses taboo words feely and teaches them to Connie – the implication being that a woman of her class would not know such words.
The Sexual Revolution, also known as a time of Sexual Liberation, was a social movement that challenged traditional codes of behavior related to sexuality and interpersonal relationships throughout the Western world from the 1960s to the 1980s.
In 1970, Mona, the second adult erotic film, after Blue Movie, depicting explicit sex that received a wide theatrical release in the United States, was shown.
Following mentions by Johnny Carson on his popular TV show, and Bob Hope on TV as well, the adult film Deep Throat achieved major box office success, despite being rudimentary by mainstream standards.