Tipping the Velvet Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Tipping the Velvet the Movie

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Provocative miniseries based on the Sarah Waters novel. Set in the 1890s, it takes a look at the unconventional life of male impersonator and music hall star Nan Astley (Stirling), who takes up her profession after becoming infatuated with cross-dressing performer Kitty Butler (Hawes). Hired as Kitty's assistant, Nan eventually reveals her love and the duo become partners on and off the London stage. But Nan's life takes a turn for the dark side when she turns to prostitution, gets involved with dominating aristocrat, Diana (Chancellor), and seeks help from potential new love, Florence (May).


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Available on DVD
Running time 180 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

London, Period Piece: 19th Century, Stagestruck, Gender Bending, Lesbians, Oldest Profession
Andrew Davies
Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May, Hugh Bonneville, Alexei Sayle, John Bowe, Sally Hawkins
Cinders Forshaw
Geoffrey Sax
Adrian Johnston

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