Released lor the first time on DVD Scandal Is the story of the original sex scandal that rocked the British government and changed the media landscape forever. Based on the real Profumo affair of 1963 Scandal is a modern British classic which still holds a fascination for many today, as answers to many of the real life events remain shrouded in secrecy. The film explores a variety of characters and the series of events that all threaded together at a certain point in time to make history. Featuring an incredible ensemble cast. John Hurt, as the social climbing Stephen Ward. Joanne Whalley and Bridget Fonda as the showgirls he introduces to his high-positioned friends and Ian McKellen as John Profumo, the secretary of State for War around which the whole scandal pivots.