Yesterday, I typed the words, "the boy gets the girl" in reference to happy movie endings......I realized how easy and normal it feels for those phrases, thoughts, ideas to flow from my brain. I felt a strong pull from cultural conditioning and therefore must offer this blog in dedication to anyone who doesn't fall into the traditional accepted male/female roles yet seeks mad, wonderful, happy, lustful, YES!, LOVE in their lives..........
"Saving Face" (2004) Writer / Director Alice Wu offers a gorgeous look at traditional roles - Joan Chen is both delicate and strong as steel moving across the screen. A surprisingly fun film dealing with heavy life surprises.
"The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love" (1995) - Very ordinary story, film, outcome. Two teenagers, finding first love. Terrific film- not outstanding, but thats kind of what makes it good.
"My Beautiful Launderette" (1985) - This is a film that balances between watchable and so close to the bone its uncomfortable to watch.....it feels like peeking into the intimate moments of someones life. You can forget its a film as it flickers in front of your eyes.