Gráinne Healy, chair­woman of Mar­riage Equal­ity, chooses her favourite les­bian films

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Film -

Desert Hearts (1985). This movie is based loosely on the Jane Rule novel Desert of the Heart, set in 1959. Di­rected by Donna Deitch, it stars He­len Shaver and Patricia Char­bon­neau (be­low) as an English pro­fes­sor and a casino worker who meet in Reno. A clas­sic les­bian film be­cause the two main char­ac­ters don’t end up un­happy, de­serted or dead! A some­what earnest of­fer­ing but a be­liev­able and hon­est de­pic­tion of women-lov­ing-women re­la­tion­ships. Be­lieved to have been used as a pro­to­type for les­bian love scenes; the mak­ers of The L Word asked their prospec­tive cast to watch this film for les­bian in­spi­ra­tion. nurs­ing-home liv­ing brings. So maybe not a clas­sic yet, but great per­for­mances and both mov­ing and funny in equal parts. (Di­rected by Thom Fitzger­ald.)

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