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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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Phyllis
Peter Donat ...
Sills
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Mr. Cooke
Barbara Collentine ...
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Ned
Doug Higgins ...
Roger
Lisa James ...
Chris
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Sam
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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Nobody was surprised when Albert and Stella got married. But when they fell in love... That was.... See more »

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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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Oh no, it can't happen here!
11 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was seen by my wife and I when it came out in 1978. It was a revelation to us. We actually thought that we were the only gay and lesbian couple who had ever married and had children. Obviously we were wrong. Love may come from where you don't expect it and maybe don't want it. But we both chose that love anyway.

And no, it never changed our sexual orientation. That kind of stuff is for the Christian wackos.

When we were young we both had affairs, but never with the opposite sex. As we aged we stopped having extramarital affairs.

This story is not far fetched. However, the suggestion that they became heterosexuals seems pretty unrealistic to me. My wife and I have been sleeping together for the last 40 years. We are still gay. End of story.


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