"Tipping the Velvet"
episode 2


Mainstream TV-series

(UK, 2002)

Average rating
Build-up:5.0 
Kissing:5.0 
Love scenes:5.0 
Episode overall:5.0 

Explicitness:  4
 







Reviewer
Jen
Build-up  5 Kissing  5 Love scenes  5 Episode overall  5

Second part in the three part miniseries about Nan King (Keeley Hawes) and her experiences after leaving the oyster parlor she grew up in.

Actresses:
Rachael Stirling & Anna Chancellor


This scene appears about halfway through the second episode. Stirling has been picked up off the street by Chancellor after a nearly being raped. Stirling is in disguise as a man, but Chancellor sees through this. She proposes (nearly forces) Stirling to return to her home with her. Once there Chancellor makes it obvious that she had invited Stirling there for sex. This scene is particularly interesting because of the use of a strap-on, which I havn't seen much in mainstream movies or tv-series. The two proceed to kiss, while Stirling loses more and more of her clothing. The sex scene takes place with Stirling sitting on a chair and Chancellor above her.

Actresses:
Rachael Stirling & Anna Chancellor


It is later established that Stirling comes to live with Chancellor as, more or less, her 'play-thing'. In one scene they attend a performance with some of Chancellor's friends. Stirling sneaks out to catch a glimpse of her old love (Hawes). Chancellor becomes enraged by this. In the ride back the two are arguing and eventually they are kissing. These kisses are brutal, the result of the anger the two both feel.

Actresses:
Rachael Stirling & Anna Chancellor


Here we see Stirling lying on a bed waiting for Chancellor. Stirling is wearing the strap-on (twice in one episode, wow!). Chancellor stradles Stirling while fully clothed. This scene is rather short, but blatantly shows Chancellor and Stirling having sex.

Actresses:
Rachael Stirling & Sally Hawkins


In this scene Stirling and Chancellor's maid (Hawkins) get drunk after Stirling gets into a nasty fight with Chancellor (which ends with Stirling getting a black eye). The two are lying on a bed, and soon begin to kiss. The scene cuts out after you see Stirling going down on Hawkins. Hawkin's line here as Stirling does this goes something like 'Oh miss, what a thing to do!'. Cute.

Actresses:
Rachael Stirling & Sally Hawkins


After the last scene Stirling and Hawkins are lying together talking. The talking goes in the direction of the strap-on that Chancellor owns and Stirling often wears. Stirling tells Hawkins that she would like to see her wearing the strap on. The scene soon cuts to the two of them on the bed, with Stirling stradling Hawkins. Its in the middle of this that Chancellor and some of her friends walk in on them.

As good as the first episode in the series. This episode is a bit more bold as far as the sex scenes as explicitness goes. Especially for something aired on television (though not here in the States unless you get BBC America). Excellent miniseries.