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Anne Lister from Gentleman Jack

Anne Lister was a very real person whose life caught the eye of Sally Wainwright. A lifelong learner now known as one of history’s more openly queer figures, Lister is an LGBTQIA icon whose life has been dramatized for the show Gentleman Jack where she is played to perfection by Suranne Jones.

Lister’s style is very severe. She wears her hair curled up in small buns and often wears a top hat. A white shirt with a strong ruffle wears well under a short, fitted jacket and fitted skirt. Black button boots and a black cane round out the look of a woman who brooks no nonsense and knows her own mind well enough to follow it regardless of what others may say.

Diana Barry from Anne with an E

Diana Barry (played by Dalila Bela) is the best friend of Anne Shirley Cuthbert and one of the main characters in the Netflix series Anne with an E.  Diana is a well-mannered, sweet person with a friendly personality.  Though less imaginative than her friend Anne, Diana appreciates Anne’s view of the world and enjoys their adventures together.  Diana has long dark hair she often adorns with a ribbon and is partial to shades of blue in her costuming.

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Anne Shirley Cuthbert from Anne with an E

Anne Shirley is the protagonist of the Canadian TV series, Anne with an E. The show is an adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, the literary classic by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Played by Amybeth McNulty, Anne Shirley Cuthbert is a thirteen year old girl growing up in the late 1800s. Despite a difficult childhood, Anne is remarkably resilient. She has a determined spirit, fierce intellect, and a wonderful imagination. She enjoys reading, storytelling, and journalism.

Oliver Twist

As a young boy raised in a workhouse, Oliver Twist has all reason to be disappointed in life. However, Oliver is no ordinary child. With his steady kind nature, he has a positive outlook that gets him through the troublesome predicaments he faces.

James Delaney from Taboo

In Taboo, James Delaney (Tom Hardy) is a former corporal of the East India Company who returns from Africa to London to inherit his late father’s shipping empire. But he quickly learns that he’s also inherited his father’s legacy, which is shrouded with conspiracy, murder, and betrayal.