bodice-ripping

bodice-ripping

adj
1. (Journalism & Publishing) censorious (of literature and films) historical, melodramatic, with sex and violence
2. (Film) censorious (of literature and films) historical, melodramatic, with sex and violence
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bodice-ripping

[ˈbɒdɪsrɪpɪŋ] ADJ [film, novel] → romanticón
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Adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith's parody novel, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies puts a gruesome twist on Jane Austen's period drama, transplanting the heaving bosoms and unspoken desire to a bodice-ripping 19th-century Britain where young women are skilled in swordplay as well as needlecraft.
Adapted from Seth GrahameSmith's parody novel, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies puts a gruesome twist on Jane Austen's period drama, transplanting the heaving bosoms and unspoken desire to a bodice-ripping 19th-century Britain where young women are skilled in swordplay as well as needlecraft.
Adapted from Seth Grahame- Smith's parody novel, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies puts a gruesome twist on Jane Austen's period drama, transplanting the heaving bosoms and unspoken desire to a bodice-ripping 19th-century Britain where young women are skilled in swordplay as well as needlecraft.
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