The new film "They Saved Thatcher's Fanny", despite repeated pleas from the iconic British leader's family and caregivers, has finished shooting. The American production depicts a team of scientific adventurers who are shrunk down to microscopic size to enter Thatcher's maw and confront the horrors within.
All fairly innocuous, but many British audiences are protesting the film for the fact that the Americans have gone with the USA definition of "fanny" as in the buttocks or posterior.
"It's a film about a British person, a very British subject" says leading London film critic Mark Kermode. "The least they could do is treat the UK and its culture with the respect it merits and set the film in Thatcher's vagina, as befits the British definition of the term fanny." The working title Invasion Of The Iron Asshole, was dropped as focus groups did not find it sufficiently classy.
A UK based remake of the film has already been mooted, with the prospective title, They Saved Thatcher's Cunt, the hope being that the unambiguous new name will clear up any controversy.