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15 June 1995 (Germany) See more »
Ten women, most of them in Vancouver or Toronto, talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s:... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Keely Moll ... Herself
Stephanie Ozard ... Herself

Ann Bannon ... Herself
Reva Hutkin ... Herself
Lois M. Stuart ... Herself
Nairobi ... Herself
Jeanne Healy ... Herself
Amanda White ... Herself
Carol Ritchie-MacKintosh ... Herself
Ruth Christine ... Herself

Stephanie Morgenstern ... Laura
Lynne Adams ... Mitch
Marie-Jo Therio ... Beth
George Thomas ... Bill
Lory Wajnberg ... Bartender
Ann-Marie MacDonald ... Narrator (voice)
Michael Copeland ... D.J. (voice)

Directed by
Lynne Fernie 
Aerlyn Weissman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lynne Fernie 
Aerlyn Weissman 

Produced by
Rina Fraticelli .... executive producer
Margaret Pettigrew .... producer
Ginny Stikeman .... executive producer
Ginny Stikeman .... producer
Original Music by
Kathryn Moses 
Cinematography by
Zoe Dirse 
Film Editing by
Denise Beaudoin 
Cathy Gulkin 
Art Direction by
Denis Boucher 
Makeup Department
Nathalie Trépanier .... key makeup artist
Sound Department
Chris Crilly .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Joutel .... re-recording mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Jackie Newell .... sound editor
Justine Pimlott .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Landry .... animation camera operator
Lynda Pelley .... animation camera operator
Music Department
Louis Hone .... music scoring mixer
Eckart Seeber .... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Smart, easy-to-take documentary, 27 August 2005
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Kitschy paperback book covers from the golden days of pulp fiction frame this look at a group of gay Canadian women and their separate stories of growing up lesbian in the '40's, '50's and '60's. The reenactments of "forbidden" stories of passion are a little enervated and weak, but the women themselves are funny, smart, candid and exciting to listen to. There are some great quotes here, and plenty of funny and poignant memories. The only thing the movie isn't is suggestive or sexy. It strives to be informative, and that it certainly is, but we really don't get a sense of the sexual thrill behind the headlines. We learn why a married woman would leave her family and surroundings for the embrace of a lesbian lover, but we don't sense the drive and passion that keeps them away, or what keeps two women together.

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