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Twisted Sheets (1997)

Sue is trying to get over a break-up with Dale. She goes out to get coffee in her nightgown and meets him and his new girlfriend, Sabrina, in the convenience store. Mortified she leaves and... See full summary »

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Brigitte Gall ...
Sue
Erin McMurtry ...
Sabrina
Dale Power ...
Dale
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Dale
Kathryn Haggis ...
Shelley
Andrea Moodie ...
Gabi
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Ben
Mia Benight ...
Maya
Jeremy Hudspith ...
Stock Boy
Rudy Zalameda ...
Man in store
Solita Zalameda ...
Woman in store
Jaroslav Stepanenko ...
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Kelly Freeman ...
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Julie Swanson ...
Bar patron
Karri-Lyn Airhart ...
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Sue is trying to get over a break-up with Dale. She goes out to get coffee in her nightgown and meets him and his new girlfriend, Sabrina, in the convenience store. Mortified she leaves and finally accepts an invitation from a lesbian friend to go to an all-girl bar that night. She's surprised to see Sabrina there dancing with women. They begin to talk, dance, and end up in bed. Dale, on the rebound, doesn't know and tries unsuccessfully to get back together with Sue. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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within every straight girl there is a lesbian screaming to get out
21 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Sue, an aspiring writer, takes a break from her typing to get some coffee at the local grocery store. There she runs into her ex-boyfriend Dale and his new girlfriend Sabrina. Feeling dejected, Sue finally accepts an invitation to the local lezzie bar from Shelley, a lesbian who has been trying to convince the straight writer that "within every straight girl there is a lesbian screaming to get out." At the bar Sue spots Sabrina and accepts her invitation to dance. The rest of the story progresses logically from there.

The Director, Chris Deacon, economically keeps the story moving. Whole scenes are hinted at rather than redundantly and luridly displayed. Here, what is not shown is as important as what is. I was also impressed with Brigitte Gall, who is expressively innocent as the "confused" Sue, and the cinematography, that allowed the actors to act and does well to the hideous sets. In short films, directors and actors often feel compelled to over-reach their grasp, and so push too hard. This often destroys the work. In 'Twisted Sheets', there is none of that. The direction and acting serve the story, making a film that is thoroughly entertaining.

This short film is entertaining, but not very interesting. First, while the acting and directing are handled with subtlety and humour, the premise is thrown at the audience with recklessness and audacity. Second, this is just another story about a woman who chooses to become lesbian. Finally, there are many other films that have handled this topic with greater depth and with more compassion.

Evidently Shelley was right, within every straight girl there is a lesbian screaming to get out; or at least she's right according to this short film.


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