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Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (1992)

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Ten women, most of them in Vancouver or Toronto, talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s: discovering the pulp fiction of the day about women in love, their own first ... See full summary »

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Ten women, most of them in Vancouver or Toronto, talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s: discovering the pulp fiction of the day about women in love, their own first affairs, the pain of breaking up, frequenting gay bars, facing police raids, men's responses, and the etiquette of butch and femme roles. Interspersed among the interviews and archival footage are four dramatized chapters from a pulp novel, "Forbidden Love": Laura leaves her hick town and heads for the city, where she meets Mitch in a bar. Sparks fly, and so do laughter and joy. Ann Bannon, one of the writers of those paperback novels about forbidden love, talks about the genre. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Awsome! This is a great film
28 November 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a wonderful film i also saw it when it first came out into theaters..It's a very positive look at lesbian lives. One of the best documentary films i have ever seen. There is some pulp fiction type lesbian story lines and a great discussion with lesbian authors whom writes the classic pulps.


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