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Butterfly 

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11-year-old Max identifies as a girl and wants to live her life as Maxine. Her estranged parents Vicky and Stephen attempt to work out how best to cope with and support this huge life decision.

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Tony Marchant
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Anna Friel ...  Vicky 3 episodes, 2018
Sean McGinley ...  Peter Duffy 3 episodes, 2018
Millie Gibson ...  Lily Duffy 3 episodes, 2018
Lorraine Burroughs ...  Paula 3 episodes, 2018
Amy Huberman ...  Gemma 3 episodes, 2018
Alison Steadman ...  Barbara 3 episodes, 2018
Emmett J Scanlan ...  Stephen 3 episodes, 2018
Callum Booth-Ford ...  Max / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Anne Bryson ...  Herself - Doctor 3 episodes, 2018
Gemma North ...  Sally Jameson 3 episodes, 2018
Lola Ogunyemi Lola Ogunyemi ...  Molly 3 episodes, 2018
Kerry Bennett ...  Jessica Markhamp 2 episodes, 2018
Nimmy March ...  Bridget Johnson / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Felicity Montagu ...  Alice 2 episodes, 2018
Kerry Peers Kerry Peers ...  Headteacher 2 episodes, 2018
Liam Scholes Liam Scholes ...  Boy 2 2 episodes, 2018
Colin Stinton ...  Leonard Farrow 2 episodes, 2018
Zak Sutcliffe ...  Aaron 2 episodes, 2018
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Butterfly is a heartfelt and sensitive drama about the complex relationship between separated parents, Vicky and Stephen, and their division in opinion over how to support their youngest child, Max. From a young age, Max has identified as a girl but has tried to suppress these feelings in an attempt to earn Stephen's approval. When Max's feelings become increasingly distressing, Stephen seizes the opportunity to return to live at the family home, hoping to encourage male bonding and prove himself to Vicky. What unfolds is the greatest challenge and test of love and understanding imaginable. The social transitioning of Max to Maxine is initially thwarted because of the clear division of opinion between Vicky and Stephen. Written by ahmetkozan

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18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Referenced in Granada Reports: 20 February 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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Missed opportunity drowned in drama tropes
30 October 2018 | by cormallenSee all my reviews

Such a shame that the scriptwriters couldn't resist flooding this, otherwise rather good, drama with such boring and unrealistic over-dramatic "Family Drama" memes! Mum: stressed but very well meaning if obsessive, will die for kids:TICK; Father: casually unfaithful man-child unable to even bother caring about the actual emotions of almost anyone around him:TICK; Big Sister: Super-hero activist but randomly ignored so DRAMA could happen:TICK; Authorities...ludicrously and super rapidly interventionist "Faceless bureacrats" (I wish I had their budget!) or rather heartless (even the actual Gender clinic lot were super down on the idea!?) "Frigid Spinster" types:TICK! Kid playing the "Butterfly" was quite good but sidelined for much of the DRAMA stuff so Friel could be made to earn her ticket I guess?


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