Tipping the Velvet (TV Miniseries)
- Original title
Tipping the Velvet
- Running time
- 177 min.
- United Kingdom
Andrew Davies (Novel: Sarah Waters)
BBC / Sally Head Productions
TV Series. Drama | TV Miniseries. Romantic Drama. Gay & Lesbian. 19th Century
- Movie Groups
Sarah Waters Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- Set in the 1890's, tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.
Dramatised from Sarah Waters' acclaimed debut novel, "Tipping the Velvet" tells the story of Nancy Astley (Rachael Stirling), a young girl who works as cook and waitress in her Father's seaside restaurant - that is until she witnesses the extraordinary performance of a new-to-town male impersonator - Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes) - and begins to undergo a complete life transformation. Suddenly whipped up - and quickly flung down - by her love affair with Kitty, she experiences both euphoria and deep disillusion as she embarks on a seven-year journey of self-discovery - finally realizing that a life of sensation just isn't enough.
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