“Gentleman Jack” is a true story based on Anne Lister’s journals, which are recognized by the United Nations as "pivotal" documents in British history.
The series focuses on Anne Lister’s life when she returns to her hometown, Shibden Hall, in Halifax, on her meeting with Ann and the seduction of the one who will be her wife. The two women will become the first lesbian couple to marry. There is a commemorative plaque on the walls of the Holy Trinity Church in York.
Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) is a kind of badass. She takes the lead of the family business and intends to be respected. But little by little, we discover that behind this badass behavior hides, in fact, a romantic woman.
Her heart was broken. Lister dreams of finding a woman with whom to marry and be happy. She meets Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle), shy, who admires Lister and is already in love with her - she just doesn’t know that yet.
So it’s decided, Lister will marry this woman, all that remains is to seduce her.
“Gentleman Jack” premiere on April 22. The first three episodes were aired and one thing is sure, “Gentleman Jack” is an exceptional series! It’s funny, captivating, and I never see a tv series that portrays a lesbian couple who kisses all the time.
Director, producer, and creator of the series, Sally Wainwright, has done a wonderful job on the seduction. One feels the intense attraction between the two women, especially in the second episode where the director focuses on Sophie Rundle’s beautiful lips.
Here is the trailer: