Tipping the Velvet (2002)

In based on novel, LGTB, Recommendation, series on 01/07/2011 at 6:47 pm

It’s a shame that any drama centred around a gay person or couple immediately becomes only that. Isn’t it a love story like any other, in which the protagonist(s) happen not to be heterosexual, like 10 % of the world’s population?

It’s obviously connected to the given that since most people in the world aren’t gay, most drama isn’t either. But still, I’m going to say this simply is a good three part miniseries, based on the Sarah Waters novel bearing the same name, about a young waitress in her father’s seaside restaurant named Nancy (Rachael Stirling) and her two loves: music hall star Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes) and Flo (Jodhi May). Tipping the Velvet succeeds in being a good story on its own: it would have worked if Kitty and Flo were men, too.

I’m sorry I couldn’t find a decent trailer, but here’s a clip of the song ‘Rosie’ – and that’s where it all started for Nancy and Kitty.


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