Article Title:Out Takes: Girls who love girls
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Published on:5th May 2014 - 08:39 am
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Text:Michelle Tea’s autobiography Valencia shot by 21 different queer filmmakers?! There's that, and plenty more to love, in the Out Takes features about women who love women. Buy Out Takes tickets here Opening Night: Heterosexual Jill Dir: Michelle Ehlen, USA, 2013 Jill joins an “ex-lesbian” therapy group, but in order to prove to herself that she is straight she tracks down her butch ex-girlfriend Jamie. Strung along by guilt and desire, Jamie agrees to the plan of “dating” Jill so that Jill can close the lesbian chapter of her life. What could possibly go wrong? Director Michelle Ehlen, who stars as Jaimie, mixes camp humour with sharp observations on sexuality and identity. Preceded by The Maids from NZ director Kelsey Sutcliffe. What’s Emily to do when her maid of honour confesses that she loves her? Auckland: Thu 22 May, 7.15pm (Opening Night) Wellington: Sun 1 Jun, 7.15pm (Lesbian Gala) Christchurch: Thu 12 Jun, 7pm (Opening Night) BYE BYE BLONDIE Dir: Virginie Despentes, France, 2011, 87 mins, French with English subtitles Trailer A punk-infused drama centring on the turbulent reunion between two disparate women who were once teenage lovers. Gloria and Frances first met when they were both patients in the same psychiatric hospital back in the 1980s, and decided to run away together. At the time their love affair was defined by youthful intensity. Over 20 years later their lives have taken very different paths, with nomadic Gloria spending most of her time drifting between record shops and bars, while Frances enjoys success as a TV personality. Can they rekindle their affair? Auckland: Sat 24 May, 8.35pm Wellington: Sat 7 Jun, 8.35pm CHERRY Dir: Stephen Elliott, USA, 2013, 102mins Trailer A gritty, erotic drama featuring an all-star cast, Cherry chronicles the troubled journey of a young woman through San Francisco’s fetish pornography industry. Escaping a tumultuous family home filled with alcohol and physical abuse, Angelina hightails it to San Francisco. It’s not long before she meets Frances, a cocaine addicted lawyer who introduces her to a lavish lifestyle, and Margaret, a former porn star who helps Angelina, now known as Cherry, launch her adult film career. And it’s soon obvious Margaret has more than just a professional interest in Cherry’s talents. Auckland: Mon 26 May, 8.35pm Wellington: Tue 3 Jun, 8.35pm MOLLY’S GIRL Dir: Scott R Thompson, USA, 2012, 125 mins Trailer Dumped by her girlfriend, gay-marriage activist Mercedes consoles herself at a bar where she meets Molly, a quirky, eccentric soul who has never slept with a woman… until now. At first she is eager to shake Molly’s desperate attentions, but when she discovers that Molly’s father is an influential senator who strongly opposes gay marriage, she hatches a plan to crash the senator’s birthday party. Posing as Molly’s lesbian fiancée she gets herself invited to the mansion. A comedy of deception which encourages us to just be who we are. Auckland: Sat 31 May, 6.10pm Wellington: Thu 5 Jun, 6.15pm TRU LOVE Dir: Kate Johnston   
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