Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Profs & Pints: Getting Down in Downton Abbey
La Pop, a cultural salon
Washington, DC
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Profs & Pints: Getting Down in Downton Abbey
Profs and Pints presents: Getting Down in Downton Abbey, an analysis of the dramatic series' depictions of sex and sexuality, with Julie Taddeo, professor of British history at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Downton Abbey is the most watched period drama in TV history. For six seasons millions followed the Crawley family and their staff below stairs as they lived through Britains Edwardian golden age, the First World War and the Roaring Twenties. Thanks to tourism to Highclere Castle, Downton-themed merchandising, and an upcoming movie, it continues to capture widespread public interest. Yet, despite (or perhaps because of) its popular success, Downton has been panned by most historians as presenting history through nostalgia-colored glasses.

There is still much in Downton that subverts our expectations, however, and this talk will focus on its story lines about sex can be read as empowering and transgressive. From Lady Marys multiple attempts to find pleasure in the bedroom, to story lines about birth control, abortion, rape, and homosexuality, Downton is, as one fan declares, nothing like the show that would be on at your grandparents' house if they didn't have cable when you were a kid.

Comparing it to other popular costume dramas like Poldark, Peaky Blinders, and Call the Midwife, well also see how these types of historical fictions are as much about our own time and values as they are about the past being represented on our small screens.


La Pop, a cultural salon (View)
1847 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC 20000
United States


Education > Classes
Social > Adult

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Contact us
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
U.S. COVID-19 Event Restrictions
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2020 Mobile EN ES FR