Butterfly: Season 1 Episode 1
Episode 1

Drama
45m2018UKAvailable until 30 September 2021
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Episode 1
45m

Stephen plays football with his 11-year-old son, Max, who seems to love it. But it’s soon clear that Max is suppressing his true identity as a girl, in order to earn his father’s approval. Stephen is unaware that within the confines of the family home, Vicky allows Max to dress and behave as a girl. Once Max begins secondary school, he soon becomes a target for bullies. As the onset of puberty intensifies, his feelings around gender become distressing and he deliberately cuts himself. Vicky and Stephen meet with a child psychologist and are referred on to a gender clinic.

languages:
English
subtitles:
English
directors:
Tony Marchant
cast:
Anna Friel
advice:
Adult themes and/or dangerous stunts, Coarse language