Distributor:  National Film Board of Canada
Length:  85 minutes
Date:  1992
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
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Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

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Nine women paint a portrait of lesbian sexuality against a backdrop of lesbian representations in popular culture.

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

Compelling, often hilarious and always rebellious, nine women paint a portrait of lesbian sexuality against a backdrop of tabloid headlines, book covers and dramatizations from lesbian pulp novels.

“A wonderful record.” “It's about time this wonderful movie was available on dvd. Can't wait! ”


Canada, Halifax, Atlantic Film Festival, 22-Sep-1992, Canada, Montréal, Genie Awards, 12-Dec-1993, France, Créteil, Festival int’l de films de Femmes, 18-Mar-1994, Italy, Torino, International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 14-Apr-1993, South-Africa, Durban, International Film Festival, 22-Aug-1993, USA, Los Angeles, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation / GLAAD / L.A. Media Awards, 19-Mar-1994, USA, New York, GLAAD / Media Awards, 13-Mar-1994


Main credits

Weissman, Aerlyn (film director)
Weissman, Aerlyn (screenwriter)
Fernie, Lynn (film director)
Fernie, Lynn (screenwriter)
Pettigrew, Margaret (film producer)
Stikeman, Ginny (film producer)
Morgenstern, Stéphanie (actor)
Adams, Lynne (actor)
Thério, Marie-Jo (actor)

Other credits

Director of photography, Zoe Dirse; edited by Cathy Gulkin, Denise Beaudoin; music, Kathryn Moses.

Distributor credits

Docuseek2 subjects

Gender and Sexuality
Gay and Lesbian Studies
Mass Media
Pulp Fiction

Distributor subjects

Sexuality and Reproduction


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