International Emmy Award-winning Anna Friel stars in this heartfelt story from BAFTA award-winning writer Tony Marchant (Holding On, The Mark of Cain).
Butterfly is about the acrimonious 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.
When Max was eight, Stephen walked out on his family, unable to understand or cope with his son’s gender variance.
But when Max self-harms, Stephen seizes the opportunity return to live at the family home and support his son. What unfolds for all the family members involved is the greatest challenge and test of love and understanding imaginable.
The drama will embrace the story of a three-generational family, and will expose the truly extraordinary demands made by each and every individual in it. We will see how they all prosper or fall as the string of challenges unfolds over time.