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Phenomenal, poignant made-for-TV drama about a lesbian woman fighting for custody of her son.
meebly from Denver, CO
11 November 1998
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
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
and virtually no political dogma. This film set the standard
for mature, thoughtful presentations of homosexuality in
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
the subject matter in the 80s and 90s, this is the film to look
to see just how far we haven't come.
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