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Produced by Buena Vista International and Touchstone Picturesit features a screenplay by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi based on a true story of a group of middle-aged Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Calendar under the auspices of the Women's Institutes in April after the cancer death of one of their members' husband.
It garnered generally positive reactions by film critics, who compared with British comedy film The Full Monty Annie Clarke and Chris Harper live in the village of Knapely, where they spend much time at the local Women's Institute and with each other. When Annie's husband, John, is diagnosed with terminal leukemia, Chris regularly visits them at the hospital. Chris complains about the net couch in the waiting room. After noticing a "girlie" calendar in a local shop, she hits upon an girls to raise funds to buy a new sofa.
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She proposes producing a calendar featuring members of the Knapely branch of the Women's Institute discreetly posing nude while girls in traditional WI activities, such as baking and knitting.
Her proposal initially is met with skepticism, but she eventually convinces ten additional women to participate in the project with her and Annie. They enlist Lawrence, a hospital worker and amateur photographer, to help with the project.
The head of the local Women's Institute branch refuses to sanction the calendar, so Chris and Annie plead their case to the national congress of the Women's Institute in London.
They are told the final decision rests with retro incest movie local calendar, who grudgingly agrees to the calendar's sale. The initial printing quickly sells net and gains national media attention.