Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ... See full summary »
Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother Lila gets divorced ... See full summary »
A 2008 romance film adapted from a same name novel about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to ... See full summary »
It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly... See full summary »
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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Itty Bitty Titty Committee - Babbit's finger is on the pulse of queer cinema
Wickedly talented director Jamie Babbit once again has her finger on the pulse of queer culture with this wry romantic comedy in which anarchic punk twenty-somethings vivaciously vandalize patriarchal symbols under the name of the C(I)A (Clits in Action). Fresh out of high school, mundane lesbian Anna has no direction or motivation. Having recently broken up with her girlfriend, she is the maid of honor at her picture perfect sister's wedding and works a monotonous job at a plastic surgery clinic. It's not until she meets foxy Sadie as she's spray painting empowering statements on Anna's office window that she wakes up and finds a purpose. Intrigued, she follows Sadie down a seedy back alley to her guerrilla girls' headquarters and meets the other membersangst-laden artist Meat, brainchild Shulasmith and ally transman Aggie. Even though these rebels are a bit slapdash, their down-with-the-man attitude and infectious style has the precocious baby-dyke fired up and joining the fight! As the estrogen flows during a crucial road trip, frolicking friends and alluring glances ignite a steamy romance between Anna and Sadie that could upset the delicate order of the C(I)A. Set to the inspiring riot grrl music of Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, Itty Bitty Titty Committee isn't your traditional feminist film: instead, it's an ode to grrl power for the gender-bending queer punk generation.
This film was a lot of fun! As passionate and serious as these anti-male-dominated-society grrls tried to be, they tended not to stray too far from reality and didn't take themselves too seriously. There were lots of hard laughs for me, starting with the name C(I)A and ending with the take-over of the Marcy Maloney TV set! In addition to all the fun and laughter, I also enjoyed the themes of friendship, loyalty, betrayal, and purpose. 10 stars!
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