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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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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An innovative and fresh short doc
23 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This fresh and innovative short doc offers a quirky portrait of an American family with traditional "family values." Becky and Donna are a nice lesbian couple with a house in the suburbs, who run an unusual family business -- cleaning up death scenes. Director Eva Saks takes us into their world with a great sense of style and humor that makes this one of the most enjoyable short documentaries in recent memory. Family Values played at the Sundance Film festival, won a student Academy Award, and was the juried Grand Prize Winner of the Second Annual Short Movie Awards.

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