Victorian era

Augustine

In the jarring openings scenes of Augustine, a young kitchen maid collapses in a dramatic crashing of dinnerware in front of horrified guests. If this were Downton Abbey, Lord Grantham would surely jump to the aid of poor, convulsing maid Augustine (Soko) as she writhed on the floor. But her employers aren’t as sympathetic. After …

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Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet is a three-hour television adapatation of the surprisingly successful first novel by Sarah Waters (read Moviepie’s exclusive interview with Sarah Waters about the series). Surprising in that the novel was basically an erotic lesbian romp through the 1890s Victorian England underworld, with prostitution, cross-dressing, music halls, and rich society women who kept …

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