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).
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.
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