‘Respectable’ wins the ‘Legend’ Award at UKAP 2016

Last night – 27 September 2016 – Respectable – The Mary Millington Story returned to the big screen at the Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Square, in the heart of London’s West End. The Prince Charles is now best known as a cinema specialising in ‘cult’ films, but 40 years ago it was well-loved for its ‘X’-rated programming. The original Emmanuelle movie, starring the late, great Sylvia Kristel, played here solidly between late-1974 to early 1977 (however, it didn’t beat Mary’s record-breaking 201-week run in Come Play with Me at the Moulin in Soho).

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After the screening, Respectable’s director, Simon Sheridan, was joined on stage for a Q&A with adult filmmaker Pandora Blake and industry legend Linsey Dawn McKenzie. Immediately after the event Simon attended the 2016 UKAP Awards on Leicester Square where he was presented with the ‘Legend’ award by Linsey, Ben Dover and Alistair Graham.

Simon Sheridan UKAP 2016

This is the first time in its history that UKAP has given the ‘Legend’ award. “I’m overwhelmed with the support that Respectable has received over the past six months, since it first came out,” Simon said. “I’m so proud that Mary is finally getting the recognition she deserves, and would like to thank Terry Stephens at UKAP and the British adult industry for its continuing support. I’m really thrilled that Mary’s name lives on.”

Photographs strictly © Simon Sheridan 2016

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Mary Returns to the West End!

Respectable Mary Millington Prince Charles cinema

We are delighted to announce that on 27 September 2016, Respectable – The Mary Millington Story will be returning to London’s West End. The film will be showing at the legendary Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Square at 6pm. The screening will be immediately followed by a Q&A with director Simon Sheridan, and some very special guests. More details and tickets can be obtained from the Eventbrite booking website.

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Lover, liberator, legend…

RIP Mary Millington 1945-1979

2016 has been quite a year for Mary Millington. In April Respectable was released in London’s West End and on Netflix around the world. The reaction to the film has been astonishing. Additionally, Mary’s name has been immortalised forever in Soho, in the form of a blue plaque, erected in Great Windmill Street. Next month Respectable returns to the West End, and Mary’s unique life and career will recognised with a very special award. More on that soon.

But today, 19 August, we remember that it’s an incredible 37 years since Mary lost her life. She was an extraordinary woman. A lover. A liberator. A legend. We will never forget her.

“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…” Irving Berlin

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Respect for Mary

Respectable – The Mary Millington Story was released in London’s West End on 7 April 2016, the same day we unveiled an official blue plaque to celebrate her life. Respectable has been available on Netflix in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand since 8 April 2016, and now has a DVD release, complete with a host of special features. I am so incredibly proud that the film has reached such a huge audience worldwide.

Mary Millington Respectable Reviews

Predictably, of course, not everybody is going to like Respectable, but I’m extremely flattered, and gratified, by so many fantastic reviews, and an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the documentary. It’s my first film, and I worked incredibly hard to make it the best, most accurate, tribute as I possibly could. For me, personally, the fact that Mary’s family and friends unanimously loved the film is reward enough.

Mary lives on. She will never be forgotten.

Thanks for all your support.

All words and image strictly © Simon Sheridan 2016

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Mary by the Seaside!

On Saturday 28 May 2016, Mary Millington comes to the seaside, when Respectable is the headline film at the Southend-on-Sea Film Festival. The documentary will be showing as part of a double bill with 1977’s Come Play with Me at the Palace Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are available now from the Southend Film Festival website.

MM Southend on Sea

Image © Simon Sheridan & Baker Street Ventures 2016

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Respectable is out on DVD!

Mary Millington DVD

Respectable – The Mary Millington Story is now available to buy on DVD in Great Britain. As well as the full, uncut feature-length documentary, the disc contains the following ‘special features’, all totally exclusive to this release:

*Audio commentary by Simon Sheridan

*Respectable teaser trailer

*Original 1977 Come Play with Me trailer

*Confessions from the David Sullivan Affair featurette

*Sex Talk with Ed Tudor-Pole featurette

*Keep it Up, Sue Longhurst featurette

*Party Pieces 1974 short Mary Millington film.

Thanks to the wonderful Simply Media, and editor Alex Shand, for working with me on this DVD project. Thanks also to David Sullivan, Sue Longhurst and Ed Tudor-Pole. It’s been enormous fun putting it all together. Respectable – The Mary Millington Story can be purchased now from Amazon.

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Mary Comes to Gloucester

During her extensive nationwide travelogues for David Sullivan’s stable of men’s magazines, Mary Millington barely ventured into the West Country. Mary was photographed in my home town of Bristol for issue of #31 of Private in 1975 (and was referenced in an article about ‘motorway services sex’ on the outskirts of the city for Park Lane #9) but that was about it. She never, as far as I’m aware, ever visited Gloucestershire, but that is all set to change…

Mary Millington Gloucester

On Saturday 14 May, my film, Respectable – The Mary Millington Story, will be playing for one night only at the historic Guildhall Cinema in the centre of Gloucester. I’ll be attending, to introduce the film on the big screen, and doing a Q&A afterwards. Tickets can be obtained from the Guildhall website.

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Mary, Uncut!

Mary Millington 18 certificate

I’m really pleased that Respectable – The Mary Millington Story has been passed totally uncut by the BBFC. The film can be seen in all its glory on Netflix, and on special edition DVD from 2nd May 2016.

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Celebrating Mary Millington Day!

Well, 7th April was ‘Mary Millington Day’ in London, when we unveiled a plaque commemorating Come Play with Me and premièred my new film on her incredible life, Respectable – The Mary Millington Story, at the beautiful Regent Street Cinema. From beginning to end it was an amazing event, full of laughter, stories and a few tears. Thanks to all my wonderful friends for their continuing support, and to Mary’s family for making it a day never to be forgotten. Here’s a photo of myself with some Come Play with Me alumni – my friends Nicola Austine, Sue Longhurt, Willy Roe and David Sullivan – outside the old Moulin cinema in Great Windmill Street, W1.

David Sullivan at the unveiling of the blue plaque to Mary Milli

I, personally, have so many people to thank for a perfect day – Novus Leisure, Soho Estates, Westminster City Council, Regent Street Cinema, Content Media, London Live, Ugly Models, Alexandra Collins Photography plus David Sullivan, the Quilters, the Maxteds, my Respectable cast and crew and very special guests (aside from those pictured above) – including Clyda Rosen, Flanagan, Jess Conrad, Ed Tudor-Pole, Linzi Drew, Allan Warren, Dave Cash, Françoise Pascal, Michael Armstrong, David McGillivray, Kim Newman and Josie Harrison Marks, plus many, many more.

Thank you all for helping me celebrate the life and legacy of Mary Millington. I was extremely proud and it was, genuinely, the very best day of my life.

Photograph strictly © Alexandra Collins Photography 2016

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Mary on Netflix!

I’m very proud to officially announce that Respectable – The Mary Millington Story will be available to watch on Netflix from today; much earlier than anticipated. Thanks to everybody at Netflix for their amazing support and for being so enthusiastic about the documentary, right from the outset. We are absolutely thrilled that Mary’s incredible story will be available for millions of people to watch across the world.

Netflix Mary Millington

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