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Family Values (2002)

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Meet Becky and Donna, a nice lesbian couple with a home in the suburbs, who run a family business cleaning up murder scenes.


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Becky Della-Rodolfa ...
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Donna and Becky are a family, with a family business. Donna is a cop, Becky has a business degree. With help from Donna's son Justin, they operate Trauma Scene Restoration, in metropolitan Philadelphia, cleaning up blood and gore at the scene of homicides, suicides, and accidents. Becky describes the idea for the business ("You just lost somebody you love, and you've got to get on your hands and knees and clean them up?"), some of the challenges ("Brain tissue gets very gummy"), the tools such as steaming machines, and the fears, as of hepatitis B. At the film's end, sitting with their dog Blitzie, they talk about marriage, Barbra Streisand, and being a couple. Written by <>

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A Traditional American Lesbian Family Comedy Crime Film



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It's a wonderful life
11 May 2003 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

What a cleverly made short film. I enjoyed it a lot. Saw it in L.A. and in Copenhagen. It thrilled me to see such a morbid subject dealt with with such a delicacy, humour, straight(!)forwardness and respect. I was captured from beginning to end. The director obviously didn't want to take the easy way by shocking her audience as she could have done easily the matter taken into consideration. She wanted and she wanted us to get to know the two women executing this odd piece of work, and she showed us that the whole concept of "family values" is to be understood in a broader sense.

Thank you for choosing black and white :-)

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