Critical reception was very positive, with reviewers praising the actors and scenes that they found particularly emotive. M. Butterfly (Sep 22, 1990 - Jan 05, 1992) Starring: Philip Anglim [Rene Gallimard] PlayDramaOriginal.  As research before filming began, Scanlan and Friel visited families that Mermaids work with. Overview. Cast (in credits order) verified as complete. Nez called it a video record. Maxine sees a Ferrybank worker, as her parents do the same. , The acting and characterisation was lauded by critics, with Lucy Mangan of The Guardian describing the characters as "fully realised" by "uniformly brilliant performances". Be first to get the top news & best streams. She will need to return to. Vicky pays for Maxine to go through medical tests to prepare for puberty blockers.  Following the broadcast, Green reported that Mermaids had seen a spike in new members. The Sunday Times reported that "programme-makers visited the clinic early on but it is understood they parted company over differences". Anika Noni Rose Sings 'With Love' in JINGLE JANGLE Bonus Video, Kerry Washington & Ariana DeBose Talk About THE PROM, Tony Nominee Colman Domingo Talks MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Ball Performs 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at the Royal Variety Show. A nymphet (Pia Zadora) flirts with a father figure (Stacy Keach) in Nevada, and a judge (Orson Welles) runs an incest trial. Pearson described cases of trans people attempting suicide as "non-existent" and described Butterfly as "highly irresponsible" for displaying Maxine's suicide attempt. The Butterflies theme song, "Love Is Like a Butterfly", is a 1974 single written and originally recorded by American country music artist Dolly Parton.The cover version used at the opening of each episode was recorded for the series by Clare Torry, with a band conducted by BBC TV composer Ronnie Hazlehurst.. The programme was also broadcast in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden, and made available on the American subscription service Hulu. 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Anna Friel and Emmett J. Scanlan play her parents, Vicky and Stephen, who reluctantly begin to accept Maxine's need to transition from male to female.  Though saying she had little knowledge of transgender people prior to the project, Friel hoped to change public perception of transgender children, comparing it to her 1990s role on the soap opera Brookside where her character kissed another woman. Directed by (1) Writing credits (1) Cast (40) Produced by (7) Music by (2) Cinematography by (1) Film Editing by (1) Casting By (2) Production Design by (1) Art Direction by (1) Costume Design by (1) Makeup Department (9) Production Management (3) Butterfly (2018– ) Series Cast & Crew.  The same month, Butterfly was played at a cinema and appeared on the channel EITB in the Basque Country in Spain. Update: Broadway Shutdown Extends Through May 2021, Broadway Princess Holiday Party 12/12 8 PM ET, James Monroe Iglehart & Seth Rudetsky 12/13 8 PM ET, Norm Lewis: Christmastime is Here 12/17 8 PM ET. That Touch of Mink DVD $14.96 The Ghost And Mrs. Muir DVD $11.21 Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934): When Sin Ruled the Movies Book $22.95 The programme was created and written by Tony Marchant, who had previously written Different for Girls, a 1996 film about an adult trans woman. Currently unavailable This title is temporarily unavailable or expired. A scene in which Maxine attempts suicide was criticised by a gender clinic of the National Health Service. , The National Health Service's gender clinic, the Gender Identity Development Service, criticised the series' depiction of Maxine's suicide attempt, stating that it was "not helpful" due to the rarity of 11-year-olds attempting suicide, and reporting that fewer than one per cent of their patients attempted suicide. Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.  The three episodes overall garnered an average of 2.5 million viewers.  Woman & Home, Digital Spy, OK! Marchant considered casting a trans child, but was told by Mermaids that it would be "really difficult and painful" for a trans actor.  It was released upon the miniseries' broadcast in America on the subscription service Hulu. Stacy Keach Jess Tyler Pia Zadora Kady Orson Welles Judge Rauch Lois Nettleton Belle Morgan Edward Albert Wash Gillespie James Franciscus Moke Blue Stuart Whitman Reverend Rivers Ed … Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for Butterfly (1981) - Matt Cimber on AllMovie - Pia Zadora stars in an over-cooked melodramatic…  The programme aired in February 2019 in France, under the title De Max à Maxine (From Max to Maxine). Millie Gibson as Lily Duffy, Maxine's sister. In Radio Times, Ash Palmisciano—the first transgender actor on the British soap Emmerdale—praised Butterfly as "a landmark story", describing it as "truthful, dark, heart-breaking [and] beautiful". Green cited a 2016 Stonewall survey in which 45 percent of transgender children reported that they had attempted suicide. , "Butterfly writer Tony Marchant interview: 'trans people need TV representation, "Fans praise Anna Friel's 'powerful' new ITV drama Butterfly", "Who Is Jackie Green? After Maxine spends half an hour in the bathroom, Stephen forces the door open and the family see her holding a piece of broken glass, yelling in distress about having a penis. Denise is a beautiful country girl whose life is filled with joy and love for her handsome boyfriend, Freddy. Allen found it "informative" for audience members "who have only encountered transgender children in news articles". Teens (Janet Julian, David Wallace, John Wildman) run aground on the island home of a camera-shy 7-foot mutant who eats dogs. ITV commented that "Butterfly is one family's fictional story".  In 1999, he worked on family-related programmes Kid in the Corner, about ADHD, and Bad Blood, about adoption. Jeremy Irons as René Gallimard; John Lone as Song Liling; Ian Richardson as Ambassador Toulon; Barbara Sukowa as Jeanne Gallimard; Annabel Leventon as Frau Baden; Shizuko Hoshi as Comrade Chin; Vernon Dobtcheff as Agent Entacelin; Themes reported that filming concluded in March 2018. Maxine and her parents meet with a school staff member who, after issuing heavy warnings to Maxine about the permanence of identifying as female, sends a letter to the year group about her name change. The article contains praise from other trans commentators and activists who found the programme to present accurate and positive portrayals of trans people, whilst also displaying the difficulties of transitioning. BroadwayHD's November Lineup - A KILLER PARTY, HEDWIG, and More! The original music score was composed by Ennio Morricone .  Steadman's role of Barbara received mixed reception, Ferguson calling her cynical nature "superb" but Gabriel Tate of The Telegraph finding her character "phoned in". Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Celebrate Nik Walker, Watch McDonald Sing Sondheim and Weill in City Center Gala, Exclusive: Meet 2020 Tony Nominee and Carnegie Mellon Alumna, Jamie deRoy, Viola Davis Discusses August Wilson's Legacy in GIVING VOICE. , However, the subject matter also received limited negative reception. Exclusive: THE PROM Creators Reunite to Talk Netflix Changes & More!  One woman interviewed by the Manchester Evening News described having a very similar situation to that of the programme's characters and said that the story "really hit home". Pia Zadora.  Under the title Butterfly – Alle Meine Farben (Butterfly – All My Colours), the miniseries aired in Germany on the paid channel RTL Passion in January 2020, in the slot of Tuesday 8:15 p.m., The first episode received an overnight rating of 2.8 million viewers. ... Jess Tyler. The miniseries was well-received by social media users and several trans commentators, the first episode garnering 2.8 million overnight viewers. Made for ITV by Red Production Company, the series focuses on the family of an 11-year-old child Maxine (Callum Booth-Ford) who begins to realise that she is a transgender girl.  Digital Spy reported that filming began in January 2018 and OK! Butterfly. Seth & Stars Holiday Sale - 15 Stars for $15/each. Stacy Keach. Series Cast & Crew. The film was financed by Zadora's husband, Israeli multimillionaire Meshulam Riklis , …  Tate called the series "carefully calibrated pushback against lazy prejudice" but nonetheless criticised its use of clichés and negatively compared parts of it to a public information film. Find similar and related movies for Beau Pere (1981) - Bertrand Blier on AllMovie Theme song and music. Scanlan read all three episodes' scripts in one sitting, finding it "so relevant and so well-written". The Independent gave the series four out of five stars, with the first episode receiving four stars in The Guardian and three in The Telegraph and The Times, and the next two episodes receiving four and three stars in The Times, respectively. The group were soon joined by vocalist and tambourine player Darryl DeLoach. Featured Products TCM Annual Catalog: 2019 Edition. Callum Booth-Ford as Maxine Duffy, birth name Max. He aimed to treat the subject with the "utmost honesty and care". and PinkNews reported that it was well-received by viewers on social media, including by trans newsreader India Willoughby and Labour politician Dawn Butler. … Vicky's mother Barbara yells at her for letting Maxine present as a girl. Maxine tells Stephen about being bullied, so Stephen threatens the bullies with violence, to Vicky's outrage.  The storyline has similarities to Green's experiences with her transgender daughter Jackie, who in 2010 became the youngest British girl to receive sex reassignment surgery at age 16.  In Italy, the series was broadcast on the paid channel Fox Life in December 2018 on Mondays at 9 p.m., after premiering at a film festival in Milan.  In an interview with HuffPost, Marchant said that an idea which he found appealing was "the fluidity of gender". In 1981 Elephant Parts won the first ever Grammy Award given for a music video. , Butterfly received very positive critical reception. This page was last edited on 8 November 2020, at 13:43. Miles apart from the rest.  Green added that anonymity was a factor. A negative review in The Telegraph by Allison Pearson criticised that the programme "unashamedly supports the transgender cause". , Whilst writing the series, Marchant was able to visit families who Mermaids support and listen to their experiences. Further praise was given to the subject matter of the story, though this also received some criticism. $4.52.  Jack Seale of The Guardian found it "unflinching" in its depiction of trauma caused by gender dysphoria, whilst Allen reviewed that a scene in which Vicky cries and wonders if she was responsible for Maxine's gender identity is "as moving as it is revealing of a specific anxiety". ... Kady. Read user reviews of , 1981, with here at TCM. Parents need to know that The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 sci-fi thriller in which Ashton Kutcher plays a college student who can relive the past and attempt to change it for the better. Superb!!!  The parents were praised by James Jackson of The Times as relatable. Suzuki. Directed by (4) Writing credits (1) Cast (47) Produced by (3) Cinematography by (1) Film Editing by (5) Production Design by (6) Costume Design by (5) Makeup Department (7) Production Management (2) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (1) Art Department (5) , Reaction to the miniseries by the transgender community and the public was largely positive. Maxine is denied, Stephen realises where Vicky and Maxine have gone and Barbara is outraged, as Vicky told her the money was for her business.  Booth-Ford's acting as Maxine was praised by Euan Ferguson of The Observer, Sean O'Grady of The Independent and Carol Midgley of The Times, with Samantha Allen of The Daily Beast saying that he brought "believable vulnerability" to the character.  The series' lead consultant was Susie Green, UK director of the charity Mermaids, which supports transgender youth. , The depiction of transgender issues received widespread praise. , The soundtrack, which consists of synth music, was composed by Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, who previously worked together on Netflix's science fiction-horror series Stranger Things. Introducing Stage Mag, the New BWW Service to Make Your Own Show Program - for Free! Cast: Stacy Keach Pia Zadora Orson Welles. M Butterfly (1988), about the relationship between an American man and a Chinese transvestite, won the Tony Award as best play of the year. 1981 | R | 1h 47m | Dramas.  Callum Booth-Ford, a cisgender boy, was cast as Maxine; around five actors were auditioned for the part.  However, some parents of transgender youth questioned whether Maxine was a gay boy who did not need to transition. The Real Life Story Behind ITV's 'Butterfly' Is So Inspiring", "Is Butterfly based on a true story? Butterfly (1975) Adult NC-17 12/02/1977 (US) Drama 1h 52m User Score. At school, Maxine meets a girl Molly who has also been self-harming. The movie doesn't shy away from traumatic events and dark subject matter. The series was created by Tony Marchant, who met transgender people and their families during the writing process through trans charity Mermaids. ", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Butterfly_(TV_series)&oldid=987659661, 2010s British LGBT-related drama television series, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox television with editor parameter, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Stephen brings his girlfriend Gemma when he spends the day with his children Lily and Max, the latter of whom wants to be treated as a girl despite having been, Vicky and Stephen go to a meeting at Mermaids—a transgender charity.  The American subscription service Hulu released the series in January 2019. Tony Award® Best Actor in Play.  It was widely praised for its subject matter and described as groundbreaking, emotional to watch and engaging. Butterfly is a three-part British television drama series that premiered on 14 October 2018. 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The Elephant Man (Nov 27, 1979 - Mar 08, 1981) Starring: Philip Anglim John Merrick - (Nov 27, 1979 - Jul 27, 1980) PlayDramaOriginal. , The programme first aired on the free channel ITV in the UK, on Sunday evenings in the prime time slot of 9 p.m. It began on 14 October 2018 and concluded on 28 October. Shu Fang. Comrade Chin. The writing was found to be nuanced.  Emmett J. Scanlan was cast as Stephen, Maxine's father. Song Liling.  Also in The Telegraph, Tim Stanley critiqued the programme's depiction of manhood, commenting that "our culture doesn't value manly men quite the way it did". Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Friel's daughter was aged thirteen during Butterfly's production. New ITV drama starring Anna Friel", "Emmett J Scanlan and Anna Friel play a formerly married couple in first look at ITV's drama about a gender variant child", "Butterfly ITV: When is the drama on, what's it about and who's in the cast with Anna Friel and Callum Booth-Ford? The starring cast includes Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, Lois Nettleton, Ed McMahon, James Franciscus, Edward Albert, and Orson Welles. It premiered on the M6-owned paid channel DTT before airing on the free channel 6ter.  They were further praised by Midgley, who called Friel's acting "realistic" and found that Scanlan "plays a difficult role beautifully". Butterfly GenreDrama Created byTony Marchant Written byTony Marchant Directed byAnthony Byrne Starring Anna Friel Emmett J. Scanlan Callum Booth-Ford Seán McGinley Millie Gibson Lorraine Burroughs Amy Huberman Alison Steadman Composers Michael Stein Kyle Dixon Country of originUnited Kingdom Original languageEnglish No.  In Sweden, it was shown in January 2019 by public broadcaster Sveriges Television. Cast. It commemorated the one-year anniversary of transgender teenager Ekai Lersundi [eu]'s suicide. Kurogo. Alec Mapa. Maxine Hong Kingston wrote, "David Hwang has an ear for Chinatown English, the language of childhood and the subconscious, the language of emotion, the language of home. More information. Cast and crew credits for Butterfly, 1981, directed by Matt Cimber, with Pia Zadora, Orson Welles, Lois Nettleton, at Turner Classic Movies Overview of Butterfly, 1981, directed by Matt Cimber, with Pia Zadora, Orson Welles, Lois Nettleton, at Turner Classic Movies Order ) verified as complete, emotional to watch and engaging Maxine present as a.... 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