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A Different Story (1978)

R | | Drama, Romance | 10 May 1978 (USA)
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 ...
Mrs. Cooke
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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 ...
Phyllis's Neighbor
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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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Drama | Romance

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10 May 1978 (USA)  »

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Una historia diferente  »

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Film debut of Stephen Nichols. See more »

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

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A "different" story indeed!
8 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In order to stop her homosexual friend Albert (Perry King) from being deported back to Belgium, Stella (Meg Foster) decides to marry him. The only other problem with that is that Stella herself is a lesbian. The two have their separate lives when one night after Albert's birthday party, they fall into bed and then into love. Later in the film after falling in love, Stella suspects Albert of cheating and shows up at his job one night late after closing. What she finds will leave the viewer stunned. This is a great film, very original. Perry King and Meg Foster are so good in their roles that it is amazing that they were not better recognized for their work here. Very controversial upon its release in 1978, the "R" rated film is now "PG" in this much more liberal time.

Recently released on DVD, the disc contains a "Making Of" segment on the special features and in it it's stated that the film was based on an actual story so the viewers who say the film is not "real" are mistaken. Everyone is an individual and different people fall in love for different reasons-these are the issues explored in this wonderful film for everyone who has ever loved!


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