Tipping the Velvet – Movie Adaptation

There is something melodramatically divine about the BBC’s handling of Tipping the Velvet. Based on the book of the same name by Sarah Waters, the BBC turned her work into a 3-part television mini series. At about 177 minutes long, it still feels a little rushed in places.

Still from the BBC adaptation of Tipping The Velvet. Watch online here.
(Photoshopped) Still from the BBC adaptation of Tipping The Velvet.

The movie stays faithful to Water’s basic story of male impersonator Nan King (Rachel Stirling), a small-town gal at the turn of the century whose life takes a wild turn of its own when she follows a local music hall star Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes) to London.

Still from the BBC adaptation of Tipping The Velvet. Watch online here.
(Photoshopped) Still from the BBC adaptation of Tipping The Velvet.

Decide for yourself by watching (what I believe to be) the entire 3-part mini series online, right here (in English with subtitles).

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