Girl's View - A Collection of Lesbian Themed Short Films
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(Aug 07, 2007)
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Alluvial Filmworks present Girls' View, a collection of five lesbian-themed short films.
Open Studio - Rose gave up on her artistic career 30 years ago when she became pregnant. Now, after a life devoted to making sure her lesbian daughter found the success she wanted for herself, her daughter announces she's pregnant. The announcement unearths a rage in Rose and awakens her from her compromised life. It also ignites Rose's journey to reclaim her artistic voice and find her forgotten soul.
Unspoken - Unspoken is a compelling coming of age story: a tale of desire, lust and betrayal. Two sixteen-year-old girls share a friendship and affection that sparks jealousy and turns heads. But when boys enter into the picture, the dynamics shift. The illusions shatter as sex, drugs and infidelity run rampant in a junkyard.
Open - Modern ideas of monogamy are examined through reversed, intersecting timelines in this hilarious and sexy film. A well-intentioned agreement into an open relationship leads a seemingly happy, committed, twenty-something urban couple into a complex love triangle. Betrayal, bingo and sex toys perfect together!
Different - Joanne and Justin have a secret: They're straight. In the parallel universe of Liberty High School, gay and lesbian is the norm and homecoming is only days away. Starring Emily Stiles (Eating Out, Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds) and Ben Hogestyn (The Bold and the Beautiful, First openly gay character on General Hospital).
Sugared Peas - The whirlwind emotions of youthful love and coming out are explored in this evocatively filmed short. Two unrequited lovers from a convent school have a fateful meeting many years later. This heartbreaking, touchingly bittersweet film examines the fears and frustrations of attempting to establish a first same-sex relationship.
Open - an absolutely fantastic film...fantastically written and directed...it packed a whollop of a punch in a twelve minute period of time...this is quality...these twelve minutes were awesome. --The G Spod
Like a mini made for your living room, Alluvial Filmworks delivers a diverse quintet of lesbian short films with Girl's View. This thoughtful collection runs the gamut of lesbian life, including angst teen same-sex love, mother and daughter jealousy, sexy polyamory, heart-rending unrequited love and finding the right high school niche. A handful of stories cherrypicked from the past decade, Girl's View is both charming and poignant.
In Barbara Ryerson s Open Studio, Rose, a former artist and mother of a lesbian daughter falls apart when she her daughter s risking her own successful art career to have a baby. In this tale, lesbianism takes a back shelf to the primary issues of motherhood and career. Having sidelined her own career to raise her daughter, Rose spins out of control until she sublimates her frustration into her art after decades of passing over her brush in favor of child-rearing.
High school crushes Jani and Gabbi experience the first rush of love as well as its crushing effects in Fei-Fei Wang s Unspoken. Shunning boys to smoke weed, hold hands and make in the back of an abandoned old sedan amidst a junkyard, the two girls are wildly in love. But like so many budding lesbian romances, one of the girls succumbs to high school and hormonal pressures, tearing the other one s heart in two. At times gritty and at others capturing the pure bubble-gum excitement of young love. This short gem transports the viewer back to those thrilling days of discovery and heartache.
Human beings aren t made for monogamy. Or are they? Is the central question addressed in Teale Failla s humorous look at polyamory in Open. This light-hearted exploration into open relationships asks more questions than it answers and rightly so. When Gabby begins to prefer poet and performance artist Janet over her long-term and soon to be live-in girlfriend, it becomes a matter of where to draw lines and who has the power to do the drawing. Set in NYC s Greenwich Village, Failla s film captures a real New York sensibility and the certainly one of the most pressing issues of the time.
Of all the is the norm and heterosexual is the marginalized sexual proclivity films and there are a few Tyrell Shaffner s Different, is the grittiest of all. While students at Liberty High search frantically for same-sex Homecoming dates, Justin realizes he s in love with his cute, blonde Biology partner, a girl, of all things. Emily Stiles, a stand-out in the Eating Out movies, plays Joanne, the object of Justin s affection. While Justin manages to shake up her world, Joanne sticks with her Homecoming date Amy. Different delivers a realistic slice of flipped social mores.
Blossoming love between two female students in a convent school is the stuff that naughty dreams are made of, but Isabella v. Chan s Sugared Peas, dares to reveal the flip side of fate. Best friends Grace and Nicole carry lean on each other throughout school until repression comes to a head during an allgirl production of the King Arthur tale at school. Years later, a chance meeting between the two women uncovers lost love and lingering heartbreak. --LesbiaNation.com
Different - "A great little subverse film" --Michael Lehmann, Director of "Heathers"