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The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)

An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.

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Maria Maggenti

Writer:

Maria Maggenti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurel Holloman ... Randy Dean
Maggie Moore Maggie Moore ... Wendy (as Miss Maggie Moore)
Kate Stafford Kate Stafford ... Rebecca Dean
Sabrina Artel Sabrina Artel ... Vicky
Toby Poser ... Lena
Nelson Edwin Rodríguez Nelson Edwin Rodríguez ... Frank (as Nelson Rodríguez)
Dale Dickey ... Regina
Nicole Ari Parker ... Evie Roy (as Nicole Parker)
Andrew Wright Andrew Wright ... Hayjay
Katlin Tyler Katlin Tyler ... Girl #1
Anna Padgett Anna Padgett ... Girl #2
Chelsea Catthouse Chelsea Catthouse ... Girl #3
Stephanie Berry ... Evelyn Roy
Babs Davy Babs Davy ... Waitress
John Elsen ... Ali, Wendy's Husband
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Storyline

The story of two girls, Randy and Evie. Randy is a low economic class lesbian living with other lesbians including her aunt. Evie is a wealthy, popular girl with a boyfriend. When Evie befriends Randy, she begins to feel a passion for her she's never felt before. What follows is a sweet, tender romance between the two while Evie is cast away by her friends and Randy is chided by her family. The two don't care, though, because they are in love. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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There's a first time for everything.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a strong sex scene involving teen girls, and for language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,977,544
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Nicole Ari Parker. See more »

Quotes

[after Wendy's husband has grabbed Randy by the neck and threatened her]
Wendy: I just wanted to say that you-know-who is all brawn and no bite.
Randy: Thanks for the info.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the end credits: "The director thanks, for love and support ... all the roughcut screeners, all the dykes who worked on the film, everyone in Selma Thompson's writing class." See more »


Soundtracks

The Clock Song
Composed and Performed by Scrawl
Courtesy of Organ Music (BMI)
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Rough but charming
8 September 2004 | by jmatrixrenegadeSee all my reviews

The ultimate charm of this movie is that though it is a lesbian movie, it truly is about two teenagers from very different backgrounds falling in love. This is the what the movie is actually about and the lesbian aspect of it is actually almost secondary. Think about it ... replace the girl falling in love with girl concept and replace it with some other socially challenging category (perhaps a cross-culture or cross-religion love story), and it would still work. [In fact, ironically, the director/writer eventually married a guy, much to some people's chagrin! lol]

The movie is rough as many an indie film is and the actors are young (this was Nicole Ari Parker's first film) or somewhat amateurish. Still, the basic relationships hold true. The girls and their mom/aunt, the other romances that don't quite work out, and their friends all are believable, though some match up better than others. How Randy and Evie connect through "Leaves of Grass" might be a bit trite, but I believed it -- imagine, a film that respected the power of poetry!

And, I did accept them as a couple. Young love is pretty well portrayed, and in fact, how many films these days really portray it? Not too many really -- the films are often more concerned with stereotypical plot complications than the romance, and even those come far and long inbetween. This alone makes the film a pleasure, though the lesbian aspect supplies an additional layer.

And as to that layer, this is probably one of the superior films of the genre. To compare, for instance, this is better than "Better Than Chocolate." Again, it can very well be a matter of taste (lol). The ending is a bit silly though, but the scene before the final reel (the mom freaking out) is priceless. Still, the ending suggests that this is first love, not necessarily forever. A good thing too.

-j

PS It was suggested that this was eye candy for men or just for lesbians. I beg to differ in both respects. There is a quick love scene and mild kissing, but if men want to leer, there are better films in the genre than one that cares so much about character.


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