2017 Queer Films Challenge
Week 3: A Teddy Award winner
This movie is essentially just a formless narrative about an ensemble of Chicagoan lesbians just living their lives, going on dates, and gossiping (so much gossiping!). Yet I enjoyed every minute of it. Rose Troche's directorial style is erratic, playful, referential, and intimate. Guinevere Turner is as charming as ever, but supporting players V.S. Brodie, T. Wendy McMillan, and Migdalia Melendez grabbed my attention the most.
The film even tackles intra-community homophobia in a remarkably abstract scene that I won't surely be forgetting anytime soon. Apparently the scene in question inspired Kevin Smith to make Chasing Amy, but I really think he should have left it alone.
These kinds of shoestring budget light-hearted queer flicks from the 90s may very well be my favorite type of movie and now I just want to watch them all.