Women Talking Dirty is a 1999 Scottish comedy film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Gina McKee. It is an adaptation of the novel, Women Talking Dirty, written by Isla Dewar who wrote the screenplay as well. Cora (Bonham Carter) is an aspiring bio-chemist and struggling single mother. She and Ellen (McKee), a shy divorced cartoonist, strike an unlikely friendship amidst their own personal betrayals and secrets. The story begins with Cora (Helena Bonham Carter and Ellen (Gina McKee), two women in their thirties who are living in Edinburgh. While they are getting ready at a mirror they begin to discuss life and romance. The story then catapults itself into the past before the two women met and where their story really begins. Quirky Cora is an aspiring bio-chemist with intention to go to university but ends up taking a jump towards late teenage rebellion in which she tries drugs, drinks excessively. After moving in with her boyfriend, Cora discovers she's pregnant and immediately all her dreams are shattered as she becomes a pregnant housewife who is eventually dumped by her passionate but slovenly boyfriend.