Strong sex scenes
|Actors:||Maxine Peake, Anna Madeley, Susan Lynch, Christine Bottomley, Gemma Jones|
Revealing a surprising side to the world painted by Jane Austen and the Bronts, this moving drama tells of the passionate and dramatic life of Anne Lister, Britain's first modern lesbian.
A landowning gentlewoman who defied convention, Anne Lister follows her passion in pursuing and seducing the beautiful Mariana. However, just as their exhilarating, illicit affair threatens to scandalise society, Mariana chooses to marry the older but wealthy Charles Lawton. A distraught Anne, denied the love of her soul mate, is forced to look elsewhere for the passion she craves. In her remarkable struggle to survive Anne discovers new depths that test her spirit and the fortitude of her convictions.