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Old 05-04-2019, 11:04 PM
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Gentleman Jack on HBO


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentle...ck_(TV_series)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uBYRcP44M4

A new show about a strong-willed and iconoclastic lesbian in 1832 England, based on a true story. My wife and I have been enjoying it. A good cast and interesting plot. The lead character breaks the fourth wall now and then, which is fun.

Anyone else watching it?
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I like it so far though I find the idea that Anne (the Gentleman Jack Anne, there are two Annes/Ann? ) just decides immediately that the other Ann will be her wife and goes about seducing her to be a bit...predatory (and would think the same of a man doing the same thing but maybe its a time period thing). The characters are good, watching them to react and often relate to Anne's being herself is interesting. The creator, Sally Wainwright, also did Happy Valley which is one of my favorite shows for it's dark humor and complex characters- this seems to be similar in that way so I expect I will continue to enjoy it.
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(and would think the same of a man doing the same thing but maybe its a time period thing).
That exactly. She's measuring herself by the status of the men around her, with all their rights and privileges
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:04 PM
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That exactly. She's measuring herself by the status of the men around her, with all their rights and privileges
And arrogance and sense of entitlement.

For all the sniping her younger sister does, I really liked how pleased and proud she looked when Anne so confidently bossed around the coal-mining guy.
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I'm enjoying it so far. The sets and costumes are to die for!

Watching last night's episode I was trying to figure out how they made Suranne Jones look so convincingly masculine. They've exaggerated her eyebrows, but I think they've added a bit to her nose. My sister still has an old episode of Scott and Bailey on the dvr, and we are pretty sure they did. Good make-up job, too!
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That exactly. She's measuring herself by the status of the men around her, with all their rights and privileges
Wait - have you seen it? I didn't think it had aired in the UK yet.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:45 AM
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I've got it in my HBO Spain subscription (which works from France, yay!). Searching for gentleman in hbo uk doesn't show it, but I can't tell if it's due to bad indexation or unavailability.

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Old 05-09-2019, 09:11 AM
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Wait - have you seen it? I didn't think it had aired in the UK yet.

Only the trailer, but there was a TV documentary and news articles about Anne Lister that made that point abundantly clear.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:39 AM
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I've got it in my HBO Spain subscription (which works from France, yay!). Searching for gentleman in hbo uk doesn't show it, but I can't tell if it's due to bad indexation or unavailability.
It hasn't aired - they've started running trailers on BBC1 which means it must be a week or two away yet.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:30 PM
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There was also a British TV movie nine years ago on the same topic - haven't seen it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Se...ss_Anne_Lister
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