Crimson Petal and the White
In this 4-part series the streets of London in the 1870s are anything but a safe place in this adaptation of Michel Faber's international bestselling novel which follows the story of Sugar, an unconventional and strong willed young prostitute and William Rackham, the reluctant heir to a perfume business. This is a story of love, lust, desire and revenge which shows Victorian London in a way never seen before on screen. Exposing a hidden world seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.
Crimson Petal and the White Ep 1
Failing as a writer, deeply in debt, loathed to join his father’s soap business, and plagued by his unstable wife, William finds solace when he seeks out the renowned prostitute Sugar, and is deeply impressed by her literary and sexual prowess.
Crimson Petal and the White Ep 2
Curious to develop her hold over William, Sugar finds out his address and spies on his house. Glimpsing her through the window, Agnes is convinced that the mysterious figure is an angel sent to watch over her.
Crimson Petal and the White Ep 3
Mrs Fox recovers miraculously, but is inconsolable over Henry’s death. William decides that he is now too busy to keep going back and forth to Sugar’s house in Marylebone and so invites her to become governess to his neglected daughter Sophie.
Excellent story telling, costumes, set design, acting and cinematic photography
So well acted. Great story. Hated Mr Hunt!,
Massive trigger warning for blood, self-harm, and rape. Other than that I like the how dark, calculating, and visually pleasing it was. Great performances from the two leads. Started out strong, ending took a different turn than expected.
I've watched the first episode. It's like watching a stage production. It's up close and gritty with elegant costumes. I look forward to the next episode.