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[upon seeing Anna]
Oo, another baby dyke trying to save the world.
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Anna (Melonie Diaz from Be Kind Rewind and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) catches Sadie (Nicole Vicius from Hal Nelson) tagging the windows where she works. She is a quiet, doormat kind of girl, and now she is in the middle of a group of radical women out to change the world.
Will the experience change her? Will Sadie leave her current girlfriend for her? Will they change anything? Does it matter if you affect change, or is trying enough? Questions, questions, questions.
Anna changes as things progress and becomes less of a doormat. This amid a continual stream of punk, home-movie like shots of girls just having fun, the politics of direct action, and, yes, sex; but only as an exclamation point, not a continual conversation.
A "real" lesbian movie that was a real joy from start to finish.
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