JANE AUSTEN academics have slammed a sexed-up Hollywood adaptation of classic novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - insisting the movie is "totally inappropriate".

The Jane Austen Society in North America, which also berates Keira Knightley's posture and Matthew MacFadyen's looks, have even threatened to cancel a special screening of the film at their annual convention.

President JOAN KLINGEL RAY says, "The film is full of sexual imagery which is totally inappropriate to Austen's novel.

"In one scene, a wild boar, which I assume is supposed to represent Darcy, wobbles through the farm with its sexual equipment on show."

However, director JOE WRIGHT is unperturbed by the criticisms: "They can go jump in a lake."