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Common Ground (2000)

This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts... See full summary »

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This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. Finally in "Amos and Andy", a father wrestles with his own emotional acceptance of a present day wedding between his son and another man. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for language, sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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Dorothy presents a blue discharge to the school principal in the 1950s. Blue discharges were discontinued in 1947. Further, the principal calls it a "dishonorable" discharge. Blue discharges were neither honorable nor dishonorable; they were administrative. See more »

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Don: What on earth can't be fixed with a little glitter, feathers, and a string of lights?
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The First Gay "Legacy" Film
29 January 2000 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

A trilogy of gay/lesbian stories tracing societal attitudes towards homosexuals and the homosexual lifestyle from the 1950's to the present, this is the first "legacy" film for gays.

Superbly written, acted and produced, the three tales revolve around the themes of prejudice and acceptance, with the middle story of a young student's "coming out" as an impetus for his role model teacher's lifestyle disclosure, being the standout episode and should be seen by anyone wrestling with their sexual identity.

Bravo Paramount and Showtime for this outstanding and compassionate film.


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