Set in England in the 1890s, Tipping the velvet is a colourful, passionate and entertaining love story, which follows our heroine's growth into womanhood.
Episode 1 The glamorous world of the 19th -century music hall provides the backdrop for Nan's first love affair with Kitty Butler, a popular male impersonator. When Kitty is offered the chance to perform in London, a delighted Nan accompanies her as a dresser, but true success doesn't happen until Nan becomes part of the act. Episode 2 Alone and devastated by her betrayal, Nan cannot return to her family in Whitstable so takes to the streets to survive. In her guise as a male impersonator, she finds a niche in the Victorian sexual underworld and is also drawn into the web of a rich Sapphic society widow who offers sex, excitement and luxury but at a perilous price. Episode 3 Diana throws out Nan and Blake and Blake disappears with all of the money leaving a totally destitute Nan. The only person she can think to turn to ends up unwelcoming to her. So begins a very different phase for Nan, which leads ultimately to her making the most important decision of her life...
Tipping The Velvet
- Tipping the Velvet review by Lisa
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This 3-part series really is a charming portrayal of lesbian love in Victorian London. Over the series you will see Nan, a naïve young girl from the seaside, blossom into a beautiful women lusting for a love of her own. She has many saucy adventures dressing as a boy, on stage and off!
Tipping The Velvet is sure to tickle the fancy of anyone with an open mind and an eye for passion in all its forms.