The family that’s out together, stays together
USA 2008 109min
A group of 30-something lesbians, friends through much already, make a pact to finally come out. The idea is greeted with varying degrees of enthusiasm but, after a series of eye-opening incidents that throw the effects of not coming out into sharp relief, they go to it with surprising results. The film’s spirit rises from the breadth of lesbian experience on show – from the butch basketball sports star with the homophobic agent to the shy doctor with the evangelical family to the actress to the hot, curvy hairdresser (with the er, boyfriend) – and the sense of fun, humour and family that ultimately holds the women together.
Trimel is a guest of the Festival, courtesy of the US Embassy. She will conduct Q&As after certain screenings in Jozi and in CT (see Programme for details). She will be accompanied by actor Blanca Avalos in CT.
- Monifa Josephs: What are we supposed to say to everyone, ‘Hi, I’m a lesbian’?
- Felicia Brixworth: Hollywood barely wants black actresses; you think they’ll take them gay?
- Dr. Boge: So, your worth is attached to a heterosexuality that you do not posses, and you feel no sense of peace in your life…