[VIDEO] The Crimson Petal and the White (Encore) Starring Romola Garai, Chris O’Dowd, Gillian Anderson

The Crimson Petal and the White (Encore)

The Crimson Petal and the White premieres Monday September 12 at 8:00pm on Encore. The movie stars Romola Garai, Chris O’Dowd, Gillian Anderson.

The Crimson Petal and the White Synopsis: An intimate psychological thriller, “The Crimson Petal and the White” lifts the lid on the darker side of Victorian London to reveal a world seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.

This riveting four-part drama tells the story of Sugar, an alluring, intelligent young prostitute who yearns for a better life away from the brothel she is attached to, run by the contemptible Mrs. Castaway. Highly sought after and sexually adept, Sugar finds her only comfort in writing a secret novel in which a  murderous prostitute takes revenge on her clients. Sugar’s fortunes change when she meets wealthy businessman William Rackham, who is saddled with pious brother Henry and fragile wife Agnes.

Regular visits from the invasive physician Doctor Curlew leave Agnes unable to perform her wifely duties, and William finds Sugar a thrilling antidote to his dreary existence. As William’s mistress, Sugar soon grows accustomed to her new life. Yet unbeknown to William, Sugar hatches a plan that will change their lives forever.

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