A Royal Hangover

Last night I had the most fantastic conversation with Veronica Valli.ย  She writes a blog which you can find here and she wrote the book ‘Why You Drink and How to Stop: The Journey to Freedom’.

During our long conversation about our journeys through drinking and drug taking (we were both part of the rave generation) to sobriety she mentioned a film I hadn’t heard of and I’m so glad she did.

It’s called A Royal Hangover and looks superb.ย  The synopsis reads:

Forget the bad weather. Forget the crooked teeth. Forget the quiet, reserved, tea-drinking aristocrat. We are fast painting a new image of Britain: an image of a nation with a drinking problem.

British adults now drink on average 180 bottles of wine a year, or 1137 pints of beer. This means that we Brits now officially drink more alcohol than we drink tea. We drink when we go out, and we drink when we stay in. We even drink BEFORE we go out to drink. It’s almost as if alcohol has become an essential prelude to any form of social engagement: a beer before the date with the hot girl, a couple of vodkas before work, a bottle of whisky before that dreaded trip to the dentist.

Whereas alcohol consumption across Europe has steadily decreased over the past 40 years, in Britain it has risen dramatically, with nearly a 50% rise in alcohol related hospital admissions in the past 10 years alone. Alcohol abuse causes 20,000 deaths and ยฃ22 billion of damage to our society each year, and we are showing no signs of slowing down. We start drinking younger and are drinking more and more.

Here is the trailer that was only released on Monday to wet your appetite:

If you would like to see more clips and read more it about it you can do so here: http://aroyalhangover.com/index.html

I am very excited about this and am not sure when it is due for release but will be following any news avidly and will let you know the minute I hear when it’s out ๐Ÿ™‚

Edited to add:

I had an email from Arthur Cauty the Director, Writer and Producer of this documentary and if you can help with promoting this via your social media networks then even better!

Hi Lucy,

Thatโ€™s very kind of you to feature the film on your blog – we appreciate all the support and promotion we can get. Simply posting the trailer on twitter, facebook etc, or inviting people to our Facebook page is a huge help if youโ€™re able to do that.
Thank you very much!

11 thoughts on “A Royal Hangover

  1. Thanks for the link. I am becoming more impressed with Russel Brand every time I see an interview. I guess I shouldn’t have hated him so much for ending his marriage by text!

    1. He is a great spokesperson for this minimised and relatively ignored issue which makes him one of the good guys in my book ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I am very excited about A Royal Hangover. Veronica Vali promotes Mal Duane, I feel she is selling her program in a most obvious way. I thing Brene Brown and “The gist of imperfection” has so much more to offer.

    1. Hi Jeanette
      Thank you for reading and commenting! I don’t know Mal Duane and am a huge fan of Brene Brown too ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie too. I don’t promote anyone on my blog I just write about who and what I find interesting. Brene Brown and Mal Duane both have a lot to offer women.

      1. Hi Veronica! Me to – if I think it will be of interest I share. Hope your showing of The Anonymous People goes well tomorrow. Am really looking forward to watching it ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. Wow. The movie trailer is powerful. It gets right at the heart of why I have stopped drinking – to help my kids navigate this world that seems to be awash in alcohol. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Me too eedoubleu. I fear for my kids also and hope that my stopping sends a counter-prevailing message too. Thanks for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

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