Inspired by a True Story
LOGLINE: In Edwardian London a courageous woman rebels against her aristocratic background to help lead the fight for women's equality.
SUMMARY: This British historical docudrama deals with the life of Lady Constance Lytton. She was quiet, shy and physically weak. Her aristocratic title meant that the authorities treated her kindly, even when she was imprisoned for her militant activities on behalf of the suffragette movement. Jane Warton was poor and angry, and was treated badly.
But they were one and the same woman.
Set during the same period as Downton Abbey, we see class barriers break down amid social upheaval and turmoil. You see a family torn apart by passion, deception and forbidden love. The passion and forbidden love are the love story of Sir Richard, Lady Constance brother in law, and nurse Lyta, a suffragette. Interracial relationships where unheard of specially within the classes. Lady Constance husband Sir Sinclair lies, deceits and does everything he can to break them up.
Lady Constance’s growing involvement with the movement also conflicts with her manipulative husband who believed that men are meant to lead and women to follow. Lady Constance choses to break free from this subservience to become the fiery, independent woman, and risked her life to reveal the class prejudice at the heart of the treatment of suffragettes. As Jane Warton she was arrested, went on a hunger strike where she suffered the shocking torture of force-feeding.
The screenplay has been well received at festivals with 16 Awards/Selection.