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Desert Hearts (1985)

R | | Drama, Romance | 7 March 1986 (USA)
It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly... See full summary »

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It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Cay Rivers, an open and self-assured lesbian, and the ranchowner's daughter. The emotions released by their developing intimacy, and Vivian's insecurities about her feelings towards Cay, are played out against a backdrop of rocky landscapes and country and western songs. Written by Neil Lewis <njl@cix.compulink.co.uk>

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$1,250,000 (estimated)

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$2,492,088 (USA)
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Patricia Charbonneau filmed the entire movie while pregnant. See more »

Goofs

In the hotel room when Vivian recounts to Cay the confrontation earlier between herself and Francis, she says she (Vivian) was standing in the rain when in reality the confrontation took place when the weather was sunny and dry. See more »

Quotes

Cay: [after Vivian breaks away from a passionate kiss] We don't have to stop.
Vivian: I do.
Cay: Where did you learn to kiss like that?
Vivian: I don't know where that came from. It's back where it belongs, and I don't want to talk about it anymore. Take me back.
Cay: [tries to look through the rain on the windshield] I can't see a thing!
Vivian: I'll take my chances. Just drive.
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Referenced in It's in the Water (1997) See more »

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RAVE ON
Written by Norman Petty, Bill Tilghman and Sonny West
Performed by Buddy Holly
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Possibly the best lezzie film
14 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is possibly the best lezzie film made thus far. It has enough production values to be attractive, yet does not have the big Hollywood machinery that grinds everything into pablum. It's also not a sex film, but it is a fine indie effort. Both Shaver and Charbonneau are highly appealing.


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