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Sleeping Beauties (1999)

A lesbian mom tells her daughter of how her mommies met through the retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale with 2 lesbian leads and no Prince Charming.

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Jamie Babbit

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Jamie Babbit
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sarah Lassez ... Heather
Radha Mitchell ... Cindy
Clea DuVall ... Clea
Vince Vieluf ... Vince
Rose McGowan ... Sno Blo
Nicole Eggert ... Sno Blo Band
Leisha Hailey ... Sno Blo Band
Chris Garnant Chris Garnant ... Sno Blo Band
Bob Stephenson ... Record Executive
Tracy Grant Tracy Grant ... Record Executive
Tony Friedkin ... Still Photographer
Harper Roisman Harper Roisman ... Priest
Emily Sperling ... Little Heather
Cheyene O'Brian Cheyene O'Brian ... Little Cindy
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A lesbian mom tells her daughter of how her mommies met through the retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale with 2 lesbian leads and no Prince Charming.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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Heather: And they lived Happily Ever After.
Clea: Ugh! You're not telling her that stupid story again?
Daughter: I like it!
Clea: "You kinda break my heart"? I never said that!
Heather: Yes, you did!
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Clever, well directed, well cast and well acted
22 September 2002 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

A woman tells the story of sleeping beauty to her child. However this version is based on how the woman met her lesbian partner (and co-mother). The woman (Heather) tells of how she met her partner (Clea) despite longing after the woman she thought was her sleeping princess.

I have seen one other Jamie Babbit short and wasn't too impressed by that. Like this, that dealt with a lesbian couple but I found it both lazy and unreadable - so I didn't have high hopes for this. However I was pleasantly surprised to find that arty pretension and symbolism wasn't used to make us thing she's clever. Instead it's a clever retelling of a love story from a lesbian point of view. Sure it has little quirks thrown into the mix (the dead body album cover shoot) but these don't take away from the core.

The story is well written and is delivered in amusing fairy tale fashion - using chapter-type art cards at several points. Some of the fairytale lighting etc doesn't quite work and I felt that Babbit should have not mixed reality and fairytale once the story started in earnest, but it still works. The dialogue is good and the story is well told.

The cast is pretty good considering it's a short - some good up and coming stars. Lassez is suitably shy as the girl chasing this princess that doesn't want her and Mitchell is pretty good as the bitchy, self centred Cindy (not bad for a Neighbours actress!). DuVall has a small role but is instantly recognisable and is pretty good. They all deliver the dialogue well and are totally convincing in their roles.

Overall this is charming and amusingly witty. It presents the lesbian love story without any air of exploitation or sensationalism that usually accompanies any shots of girls kissing. Well written and well directed - I will check out more Babbit stuff as a result of this.


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