Desert Hearts

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Julia Rosenzweig
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    About more than coming out More than stereotypes Cast & crew LGBTQ+
    About more than coming out Characters not reduced to stereotypes Cast & Crew are LGBTQ+
Desert Hearts 1985 Pass Pass Star

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A classic! The director is openly lesbian; no one actually comes out, the film just follows their romance (the novelty!); and the characters are not the archetypal lesbian butch/femme pairing. I believe that the characters develop beyond stereotypes in that their growth regards their own independence and self-discovery, rather than solely their sexuality.

  1. Was a major deal to many of us, especially as younger gay women. Usually in films, the lesbian either kills herself or “finds a man.” This one was honest and pulled no punches. And it was beautiful.

    - Joyce April 26, 2022

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