Pssst, want to check out Lianna in our new look?
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Okay, this is my first John Sayles film, and it's taking me a moment to process. I know his work is known for being dialogue heavy, character-driven pieces - I can see this, and it makes for a compelling film. It's just wild to see such a 'radical' (but yes, really!) film from the early 1980s be so dated yet so modern at the same time. Every cultural specific example of women finding their queerness comes across as SO of the times, but the disapproval from loved ones and homophobia are still very real.
I just don't know how to recover from the lead character's 13 y/o son saying "so what, my mom's a dyke, what's the big deal?" - why exactly is this jarring to me? Is it the word "dyke"? Is it the setting, the time frame, the look of said 13 y/o son saying that? It feels surreal, lads. Hitting more than I thought it would.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!