The Look of Love 18
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Steve Coogan
Origin: United Kingdom
Welcome to the scandalous world of Paul Raymond, entrepreneur, impresario, and the “king of Soho.” Seeing mediocrity in the smutty sex parlours of London, Raymond unveils his first “gentlemen’s club” in 1958 and gradually builds an empire of clubs and erotic magazines that brings him vast wealth while affronting British sexual mores. It also brings a litany of obscenity charges, a failed marriage, troubled children, and personal tragedy. After struggling for years to bring Raymond’s story to the screen, Steve Coogan delivers a remarkable performance, fully inhabiting this complicated and contradictory man who seems almost tragic.
Meet for a drink or food in the cafe before the film. I'll be there from 2.45, and the film starts at 3.30.