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A Question of Love (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  26 November 1978 (USA)
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A man fights his ex-wife for custody of their children when he learns that she and the woman she's living with are more than just roommates.

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Linda Ray Guettner
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Barbara Moreland
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Dwayne Stabler
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Mike Guettner
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Joan Saltzman
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Richard Freeman
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David Guettner
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Donald Hotton
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When waitress Linda Ray and her children move in with another woman and her child, everyone assumes it's just a matter of two divorced moms pooling resources to make ends meet. But when Linda Ray's adolescent son realizes that the two women are sharing a bed, he tells his father, and a battle for custody begins - a fight that a lesbian mother in the 1970s will find hard to win. Written by Morganalee

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Phenomenal, poignant made-for-TV drama about a lesbian woman fighting for custody of her son.
11 November 1998 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

Groundbreaking drama of lesbian mother (Rowlands), happily sharing a home with her lover (Alexander) and their respective children. Rowlands' children were previously unaware of the sexual relationship. When the oldest son finds out, he leaves and moves in with his father, who then proceeds to initiate legal proceedings to win custody of the other children. Extraordinarily well-acted and directed, with very little sentimentality and virtually no political dogma. This film set the standard for mature, thoughtful presentations of homosexuality in everyday life, and every one of the players is exceptional. Oddly, this received very little backlash at the time it first aired, while today it would bring the pious out in droves to stage protests and boycotts. As the forerunner of a long string of films tackling the subject matter in the 80s and 90s, this is the film to look at to see just how far we haven't come.


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