Just a few films that are a bit older but, still worth watching again…
Ahhh..the first movie I saw with lesbian content and the beginning of my eternal love of Catherine Deneuve.
Take a step back to the 80′s for this adaptation of the lesbian vampire story starring the magnificent Catherine Deneuve as the vampiric seductress and Susan Sarandon as her victim. Also starring David Bowie, this haunting blend of horror and ’80s New Wave (with Bauhaus theme music) is a classic and definitely worth dusting off for another look. Take a look here for a peek at the seduction…
Portrait of a Marriage
This 1990 BBC adaptaion of Nigel Nichiolson’s book A Portrait of a Marriage provides a forthright and intriguing portrayal of the torrid love affair between Vita Sackville-West and Violet Keppel (Trefusis); an affair that continued for many years despite their husband’s disapproval.
Set in 1950s Nevada, New York Professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) arrives for a divorce from her husband of 12 years. A fish out of water in the country ranch lifestyle, Vivian finds herself drawn to the charismatic Cay Rivers (Patricia Charbonneau) while awaiting her divorce papers. Set amidst a backdrop of Patsy Cline music, the two women begin a journey that changes both of their lives.
When Night is Falling
In this 1995 Canadian film, Camille Baker (Pascale Bussières), a professor of mythology at a conservative Christian college, struggles with her career and relationship with fellow professor Martin (Henry Czerny). When she meets sexy and charming circus performer Petra (Rachael Crawford), she is unexpectedly drawn to her. Their courtship is woven through a backdrop of lush colour and carnival atmosphere.