Butterfly

Butterfly (2018)

International Emmy Award-winning Anna Friel stars in a heartfelt story from BAFTA award-winning writer Tony Marchant. Butterfly is about the relationship between separated parents, Vicky and Stephen, and their division in opinion over how to support their gender variant child, Max. From a young age, their now 11-year-old son has identified as a girl and presented signs of gender dysphoria. What unfolds for all the family members involved is the greatest challenge and test of love and understanding imaginable.

Anna Friel, Tony Marchant

Series, 2018, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture


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Butterfly - TV Showtimes

Monday, January 21

9:05pm

Butterfly ‘Series 1, Episode 2’

SBS VICELAND

Butterfly

'Series 1, Episode 2'

SBS VICELAND, 9:05pm, Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 55 minutes

REPEAT

In an attempt to understand and support Maxine, Vicky and Stephen attend a support group for gender nonconforming young people. Vicky finds it encouraging, in stark contrast to Stephen who is obviously out of his depth. At school, Maxine is still dressed like a boy and the focus of more bullying. That night, Stephen breaks down the bathroom door to find Maxine distressed and holding broken glass. It's a chastening sight for Stephen, while Vicky is resolute - they must allow Maxine to identify as female.

Anna Friel, Tony Marchant

Series, 2018, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 1 Episode 2


Butterfly ‘Series 1, Episode 2’

SBS VICELAND HD

Butterfly

'Series 1, Episode 2'

SBS VICELAND HD, 9:05pm, Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 55 minutes

REPEAT

In an attempt to understand and support Maxine, Vicky and Stephen attend a support group for gender nonconforming young people. Vicky finds it encouraging, in stark contrast to Stephen who is obviously out of his depth. At school, Maxine is still dressed like a boy and the focus of more bullying. That night, Stephen breaks down the bathroom door to find Maxine distressed and holding broken glass. It's a chastening sight for Stephen, while Vicky is resolute - they must allow Maxine to identify as female.

Anna Friel, Tony Marchant

Series, 2018, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 1 Episode 2


Wednesday, January 23

9:40pm

Butterfly ‘Series 1, Episode 3’

SBS

Butterfly

'Series 1, Episode 3'

SBS, 9:40pm, Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 55 minutes

In Boston, Vicky watches as an optimistic Maxine is assessed for puberty blockers. Vicky is determined to support Maxine and forges Stephen's signature on the consent form. Barbara and Paula are furious when they learn that Vicky has stolen the money intended for their business. Lily feels abandoned and Stephen struggles to cope. With the support of her family, Maxine is finally able to articulate her true feelings. The series ends with Stephen, Lily, and Vicky looking on as a GP administers Maxine's first puberty blocker injection. It's the end of a difficult journey, and the beginning of a new one.

Anna Friel, Tony Marchant

Series, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 1 Episode 3


Butterfly ‘Series 1, Episode 3’

SBS HD

Butterfly

'Series 1, Episode 3'

SBS HD, 9:40pm, Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 55 minutes

In Boston, Vicky watches as an optimistic Maxine is assessed for puberty blockers. Vicky is determined to support Maxine and forges Stephen's signature on the consent form. Barbara and Paula are furious when they learn that Vicky has stolen the money intended for their business. Lily feels abandoned and Stephen struggles to cope. With the support of her family, Maxine is finally able to articulate her true feelings. The series ends with Stephen, Lily, and Vicky looking on as a GP administers Maxine's first puberty blocker injection. It's the end of a difficult journey, and the beginning of a new one.

Anna Friel, Tony Marchant

Series, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 1 Episode 3


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