Women in Love is a British romantic drama film directed by Ken Russell and starring Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, and Jennie Linden. . Oliver Reed would do a nude wrestling scene with Alan Bates. He went as far as to Plot · Cast · Casting · Release and reception. Sep 30, - Women in Love (), starring Oliver Reed and Alan Bates, neatly The controversial nude wrestling scene in the film Women in Love.