Drama set in Manchester, England. A tense first person account of a young girl and her misadventures with life, love and the perils of privilege.
'For a young, somewhat naive teenage girl, the lifestyle had an addictive quality that even the most murderously moreish substances couldn’t replicate. And ultimately that is what killed us all. Because even as it killed us, even as we were aware that it was killing us, we all went back for more.'
At 15 years old, Michelle Blanchett was given her own flat in Manchester city centre and a monthly allowance, the rich-kid equivalent of being thrown out. Estranged from her parents and with only the tacit disapproval of her cleaner Julia acting as her set of boundaries, she forges a series of destructive friendships and relationships with people in and around Manchester's gay scene. Debutante is her journal, a deeply personal and cuttingly direct look at the mistakes which led her to rehab and the funeral of her greatest love.