If good movies evoke emotion then this one is a good movie. However, I’m not going to list it as one of the movies I’ve liked. The review called it a “seriously sexy lesbian coming of age movie”.
Let’s start with that. Seriously sexy? If you like writhing and moaning and action that most lesbians would consider foreplay… then okay. Here’s the bottom line. Think of straight girl on girl light porn sex orchestrated by a middle aged man with lots of ass smacking and grabbing with the writhing and moaning. Yeah, you’ve got it.
And the director and screen play writer had a chance to write something beautiful that diverted from the sterotypical tropes of the lesbian movies of the 80’s and 90’s. You know the ones that conformed to the straight girl meets lesbian, great sex, great love, breaks lesbian’s heart and ends with tragic sadness and perhaps going back to straight guys.
Yep that was the plot in a nutshell. Same old-hat trope of the last two decades. Sad tragic ending of lost soul mates never to be together again.
The movie did make you think and it did evoke emotion. I’m not sure the feelings I walked away from the theatre with were ones that were intended by the producer and director.
This was not a romance. And my opinion as an erotic romance writer, it wasn’t even THAT erotic…unless you’re a middle aged straight guy. Then maybe it was erotic.
EPIC FAIL if you wanted a hot erotic lesbian romance with a happy ending.
I’d love to hear from others who saw this film. What did you think?