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Butterfly: Miniseries (2018)



Critic Consensus: Thoughtful, emotional, and eye-opening, Butterfly effectively addresses the nuances of gender identity with a careful balance of sensitivity and realism.


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Drama following an 11-year-old boy who is suppressing his real identity as a girl, and his separated parents.


Anna Friel
as Vicky Duffy
Emmett J Scanlan
as Stephen Duffy
Alison Steadman
as Barbara Pannell
Sean McGinley
as Peter Duffy
Callum Booth-Ford
as Maxine Duffy
Millie Gibson
as Lily Duffy
Nimmy March
as Bridget Johnson
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Critic Reviews for Butterfly: Miniseries

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

It's only a three-parter, sadly, but every episode is sure to sing, baffle and enthral.

October 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Powerful, complex, mature drama dives into gender identity.

January 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Butterfly explores an issue that parents all over the world are confronting. Even if it's a bit dark and heavy-handed, it will be interesting to see Max turn fully into Maxine and how his family handles it.

January 21, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a thoughtful, nuanced family drama from playwright Tony Marchant that avoids easy answers.

January 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Tony Marchant's drama set out its stall without fuss. We saw that far from being a phase, Max had been feeling this way for a long time.

October 22, 2018 | Full Review…

But the serial also spends so much time on Vicky and Stephen's precious feelings that Maxine could have instead been diagnosed with childhood cancer and this alternate McGuffin would probably have had the same functional impact on the narrative.

January 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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