queen_bartonia (queen_bartonia) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Gentleman Jack HBO trailer and stills

* in 1832 Halifax, Anne Lister inherits her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall. She is uninterested in living according to society’s male-dominated rules. Fiercely intelligent and without compromise, Anne lives on her own terms — including her seduction of a woman she wishes to be her wife

* she comes to be known as Gentleman Jack by the other residents of Halifax

* the show will follow Anne’s relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals and, most importantly, her would-be wife, Ann Walker.

* based on a real people: Anne Lister (1791–1840) and Ann Walker

* she’s referred to as the “first modern lesbian” according to the Guardian

* kept coded records of her affairs in a diary that ran to 27 volumes, which were decoded and used as the source material for the series

* in the vein of Killing Eve and Fleabag, this show looks to be a celebration of women who aren’t afraid to live on their own terms

* stars: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, and Gemma Jones

* created, written, and co-directed Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax). The series is directed by women and mostly executive produced by women


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first post *fingers crossed*
Tags: british celebrities, lgbtq film / media, television, television - british, television - hbo, television promo / stills
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