Ladybird, Ladybird

Ladybird, Ladybird

For the 1963 Frank Perry film, see Ladybug Ladybug (film)


In a London karaoke bar some time around 1987, Maggie Conlan, a woman with a troubled past, meets Paraguayan immigrant Jorge and has a drink with him. During their conversation we learn about the lives we both had. In flashback, we learn that she was born in Liverpool and witnessed her father beating her mother. Later on, we hear that she was eventually sexually abused by her father and taken into care. As an adult she was beaten up several times by her ex-boyfriend Simon. She has four children by four different fathers and all of her children are in care. Jorge is a Paraguayan who is afraid to return to his own country for fear of persecution there.