An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.
Semi-followup of the first "If These Walls Could Talk," with three segments set in the same house but with different occupants, spanning nearly 40 years. While the first film dealt with the topic of abortion, this deals with the topic of lesbianism.Written by
Natasha Lyonne and Michelle Williams also worked together in the movie 'But I'm a Cheerleader.'. See more »
So am I the woman, and you're the man?
Then why do you dress like one?
This is how I feel comfortable.
Do you see yourself as a woman?
Don't you think I know what people think of me? This is me. It can't be any other way.
Have you ever been...
What's bothering you? That if we go to breakfast together, people will know what you are because you're with me?
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I see this movie as an attempt to help conservative people to see gay life (male or female) as something natural, or normal (which I think is very OK). The three segments represents three steps for that recognition : 1961 : Hide it! 1972 : It is shown as some kind of feminist fashion and shows intolerance between the lesbians. 2000 : acceptance. The problem is that the three segments are very unequal. We all accept that the first part is very moving, with a very very fine performance from the great Vanessa Redgrave. The second part is O.K. But the third is very weak. Despite these little defaults, this is a very fine movie, with honorable good intentions. I say bravo to everyone involved in it and also say bravo to every viewer who accepts it. But for a little superior movies on the same subject, I suggest two Canadian films : When the night is falling, and Revoir Julie. I wonder what would be the reaction if there was a similar film with men... You know the story : lesbians are more cute...
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