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A Different Story (1978)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  10 May 1978 (USA)
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A homosexual woman marries a gay male friend to prevent his deportation, but they soon fall in love.

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Albert Walreavens
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Stella Cooke
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Sills
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Mr. Cooke
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Ned
Doug Higgins ...
Roger
Lisa James ...
Chris
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Linda Carpenter ...
Chastity
Allan Hunt ...
Richard I
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Richard II
Eddy C. Dyer ...
Bernie
Richard Altman ...
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Episodic look at an unlikely couple trying to make it in L.A. during the late 1970s. He's Albert, an illegal alien from Belgium, serving as chauffeur and lover to a string of powerful men. She's Stella, a real estate agent with several women lovers. When he's out of a job, she temporarily takes him in. He becomes her cook and housekeeper, time passes, and they marry so he won't be deported. Later, after a boozy birthday celebration with him, she finds herself pregnant. They try to be a family, love grows, and she puts her career on hold as his career, as a fashion designer, takes off. Can this gay couple stay true to each other, and what happens when their hormones call? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Not just another boy meets girl story. See more »

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10 May 1978 (USA)  »

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Una historia diferente  »

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Susan Sarandon was initially set to play the role of Stella, but because the original financing fell through and monies had to be raised again from scratch, she was unavailable for the later shooting schedule and had to bow out. See more »

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Remade as Si malakas si maganda at si mahinhin (1980) See more »

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Love can be found anywhere
21 February 2006 | by (ROANOKE, VIRGINIA, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is as unique as it is overlooked......A Different Story is just that, it shows how out of the need to survive or maintain, one can find the capacity to love if you have an open heart as well as an open mind. I first saw this on cable in the late 70's and it truly depicted the limitations of the gay community at the time. I believe this movie was ahead of its time in depicting a little slice of an obscure way of life. It is truly a classic in the sense that it was a precursor to what is now depicted as the extended family. This film should be available on DVD/VHS so that not only the extra ordinary performances of Meg Foster & Perry King can be acknowledged, but to show how far we have come & still have to go where relationships are concerned.


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