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Lesbian Movie Marathon
« on: March 13, 2009, 10:12:24 PM »
Lesbian Movie Marathon

I had planned to do a lesbian themed weekend marathon at some point. But currently I seldomly have a complete weekend where I can concentrate on only watching movies. So I will extend this marathon to a few weeks.
In this time, I try to concentrate on movies which fit this marathon (besides James Bond and Hitchcock), rather than watching random movies (but I won't rule out to watch other movies sometimes).

In this marathon I will watch movies, which have lesbian main characters, or have important lesbian supporting characters. No porns though. Sorry guys ;)



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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 12:23:12 AM »


Title: But I'm a Cheerleader
Year: 1999
Director: Jamie Babbit
Rating: 15
Length: 89 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles:

Stars:
Natasha Lyonne
Clea DuVall
RuPaul Charles
Melanie Lynskey
Michelle Williams


Plot:
Megan thinks she's cheering for the same side, but her parents thinks she bats for the other side!

Megan has got it all - she is popular, pretty a model student and is dating the captain of the football team.

However, the cheerleading teenager is accused of being gay by her religious, over-zealous parents. They pack her off to a sexual reorientation camp not realising that it is "camp" in more ways that one!

What Megan's parents hoped would set her on the straight and narrow is a revelation to her, and a breeding ground for her burgeoning sexuality!

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My Thoughts:
I have always enjoyed this movie. It is really campy, but in a fun way. The camp is used to satirize the ignorant people who think one has a choice to be gay or not.
One of the workers at the sexual reorientiation camp is played by RuPaul in probably in one of few appearances out of drag.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MihKLBP4DQ

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 12:28:41 AM »
Top marks for most novel marathon subject Tom  :thumbup:

Have you got 'Bound'? That is the most memorable lesbian friendly film in my collection

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 12:30:34 AM »
Have you got 'Bound'? That is the most memorable lesbian friendly film in my collection
Of course I have it ;)
It will also make an appearance in this marathon.



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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009, 07:29:07 AM »
No porns though. Sorry guys ;)
Untill the end of your post and from the title I was expecting to see a jump in my territory by another member.
It seems that I will rest the only XXX reviewer here forever...

Common guys and girls don't tell me that I'm the only one who watch adult movie and appreciate them :laugh:

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2009, 11:57:15 AM »


Title: It's in the Water
Year: 1998
Director: Kelli Herd
Rating: NR
Length: 100 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles:

Stars:
Keri Jo Chapman
Teresa Garrett
Derrick Sanders
Timothy Vahle
Barbara Lasater

Plot:
In the small southern town of Azalea Springs, the country club still sets the rules. Here, being a member of "The League" is a must and only hair dressers and interior designers are supposed to be gay. A frenzy breaks out when a tipsy comment starts a rumor that the local drinking water turns you gay. This unexpected spark adds fuel to already smoldering fires as the religious and socially righteous begins to join forces. The combination becomes the catalyst for residents who must now face or deny their own realities in this outrageous comedy with a queer little twist.

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My Thoughts:
An entertaining TV movie. Almost the only people portrayed as rational are the gay characters :laugh:
The main character also had a lesbian movie marathon of her own there. A lot of the movies she rented will be part of this marathon :laugh:

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2009, 05:07:18 PM »
No porns though. Sorry guys ;)
Untill the end of your post and from the title I was expecting to see a jump in my territory by another member.
It seems that I will rest the only XXX reviewer here forever...

Common guys and girls don't tell me that I'm the only one who watch adult movie and appreciate them :laugh:

I could review the first 10 minutes of a few  :-[

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2009, 05:51:51 PM »
I could review the first 10 minutes of a few  :-[
Try some of the ones I've reviewed, none of those films are 10 minutes material. But Dirty Girls could fit in this category since it's a loop carrier.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2009, 05:55:25 PM »
...loop carrier.

Is this some sort of lesbian paraphernalia?  ??? :laugh:
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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2009, 07:19:08 PM »
No :laugh:

A loop was the only way to watch xxx stuff at the beginning. There was short film usually filmed without sound with music and title card added after the fact. They were played usually in the basement of the adult bookstore and the costumer watched it in an individual stall. For watching the film the viewer had to deposit a quarter and the film was a single reel that play in a continuous way (the reason for the name). They had usually a running time between 10 and 15 minutes. A good exemple of what is a loop is the Swedish Erotica serie they aren't original beginning of the seventies one, but they follow the same structure and, to be honest, most of the first original loops are destroyed since they had played too much.

The expression "loops Carrier" that I used sometimes refers to a movie made of short segment with a short story used between each part. Dirty Girls or Wild Things are exemples of what I means by this expression. The rule is that all the segment of a "loops carrier" must be film expressly for one movie in the same period and directed by the same director. one last thing, a "loops carrier" isn't the same thing than a compilation video (the No man's Land serie is an exemple of this) that is only a patchwork of different movies scenes place together in a new release.

Sorry for the wandering in the off topic territory Tom 
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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2009, 08:25:58 PM »


Title: The Truth About Jane
Year: 2000
Director: Lee Rose
Rating: NR
Length: 91 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles:

Stars:
Stockard Channing
Ellen Muth
Kelly Rowan
Jenny O'Hara
RuPaul Charles

Plot:
Jane's Mom (Stockard Channing, TV's "West Wing," Grease) assumes her popular daughter is just like every other fifteen-year-old girl - a little confused about growing up, but a great kid at heart. Jane figures her mom is just like any other mom - a little too protective, but only because she loves her. Both of them believe they have a good relationship. Then Jane meets Taylor, the new girl at school, and falls madly in love with her.

Suddenly, everyone is trying to figure out how to cope with the realization that Jane is a lesbian. Her classmates are having trouble treating her like a human being, and her mom refuses to have anything to do with Jane's experiment. The trouble is, this is not just a phase. Jane knows she's gay. If her mom can't or won't accept that fact, their relationship could be broken forever.

Through the help of new friends and a lot of soul searching, Jane learns to accept herself and her sexuality. Now the challenge is finding a way to help her mom remember how much she loves her daughter.

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My Thoughts:
I first saw this TV movie before "Dead Like Me" first aired, so this was the first time that I saw Ellen Muth in anything. I enjoyed this movie. From the ones I have watched until now in this marathon, this one feels to be the most realistic.
Ellen Muth is great here. They used the same storytelling device as in Dead Like Me here. Ellen Muth serves as narrator similar as in Dead Like Me. With often the same kind of dry humor. I wonder, if this movie had anything to do with her being cast in Dead Like Me.
I think Stockard Channing did a good job as the mother, who in general is very liberal and open-minded (even having a gay man (RuPaul) in her close circle of friends) until it is her daughter who is gay.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2009, 09:11:13 PM »
Nice find. I could have sworn I looked up Ellen Muth on IMDb when I first saw Dead Like Me and there wasn't listed anything else.
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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2009, 11:28:35 PM »


Title: Saving Face
Year: 2004
Director: Alice Wu
Rating: R
Length: 97 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, French

Stars:
Joan Chen
Michelle Krusiec
Lynn Chen
Jin Wang
Guang Lan Koh

Plot:
When 48-year-old widow Hwei-Lan Gao (Joan Chen) informs her less-than understanding father she's pregnant, he banishes her from Flushing until she remarries or proves Immaculate Conception. With nowhere else to go, Hwei-Lan moves in with her grown daughter, Wil (Michelle Krusiec), a Manhattan doctor who doesn't want a roommate, especially since she's met Viv (Lynn Chen), her sexy young lover. So Wil does what any dutiful child with an expectant, unmarried mother on her hands would do: she proceeds to set Hwei-Lan up with every eligible bachelor in town.

Extras:
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Deleted Scenes
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My Thoughts:
An entertaining movie. We have the lesbian daughter, who begins a new relationship at the same time her widowed mother moves in with her, after she is kicked out of the grandparents house, because she got pregnant out of wedlock at the age of 48. Boy looks she great for a 48 year old woman! She is the left one on the cover in the wedding dress. She was 43 years old in real life at the time of filming.

I just noticed, that the main character (the one on the right), is played by Michelle Krusiec who played the older Molly in the DS9 episode "Time's Orphan".

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 05:53:10 PM »
One of the main characters in Wonderfalls is a lesbian (and may have been, according to the commentary, one of the reasons Fox cancelled this series.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2009, 06:21:40 PM »
One of the main characters in Wonderfalls is a lesbian (and may have been, according to the commentary, one of the reasons Fox cancelled this series.

The sister was a lesbian and had a bigger part in the first episode and a bigger storyline in another episode (I think it was the fourth and last episode aired, but is the second on the DVD set which restores the production order). As it was the last episode aired, which had a central plot point about the lesbian sister, it could well be that this was a big reason for FOX to pull the plug. Shame on them.
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