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David De Simone
Anna is a young lesbian high school graduate who still lives with her parents, and works as a receptionist in a plastic surgeon's office. She embarks on a wild ride when she hooks up with a cadre of ultra-radical feminist lesbians hell-bent on raising hell. But things get even more complicated when Anna falls in love with Sadie, the radical group's leader who's already involved with an older woman named Courtney. Written by
In one sequence, Anna and Sadie go to a music/book store and check out a bunch of books, albums and magazines. The ones visible on-screen are as follows: Books: "Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls" by the Guerrilla Girls; "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" by Greg Palast; "Pretty in Punk" by Lauraine Leblanc; "Backlash" by Susan Faludi; "How Wal-Mart is Destroying America..." by Bill Quinn; "The Power of Feminist Art" by Broude & Garrard; "Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader" by Barbara Crow; "The New Our Bodies, Ourselves" by The Boston Women's Health Book Collective; "Emma" by Howard Zinn; "We Owe You Nothing" by Daniel Sinker; "The Beauty Myth" by Naomi Wolf; "Zines! Volume One" by V. Vale; "Grassroots" by Baumgardner, Richards & LaDuke; "The Radical Women Manifesto" by The Radical Women; "Angry Women" by Vale & Juno. Magazines: Ms., February/March 2001 ("Oh My God, I'm a Hardcore Feminist!" cover); Bitch, Spring 2002 (Sandra Tsing Loh cover); Venus, Summer 2005 (Sleater-Kinney cover). Albums: Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control; PJ Harvey - Rid of Me; The Queers - Punk Rock Confidential; Tiger Trap - Tiger Trap; Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock; Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out; Sleater-Kinney - All Hands on the Bad One; various artists - Otis' Opuses (Kill Rock Stars sampler). This sequence lasts for 30 seconds. See more »
[upon seeing Anna]
Oo, another baby dyke trying to save the world.
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A tour de force for Jamie Babbit. This film is socially relevant and fun at the same time. It's about a young woman's journey and discovery of herself, not her sexually. That just is and it's OK with everyone. How refreshing a lesbian film where it is OK to be a lesbian. Maybe they should have named it But I'm a Lesbian. The film is really sexy, with an amazing cool sound track of now singers: le tigre and peaches are way cool and really add a lot to this film. It's pretty much a all woman cast with lots of the "popular" girls in it. Carly and Leslie make me laugh. These chicks really know how to rock. The girls who play Ana and Sadie (the leads) are so pretty and incredible talented. The best part of the film is the whole thing. I think it's Babbitt best work yet. It should be on the best list of lesbian films ever made.
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