Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

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This feature documentary delves into the rich history of Canadian queer women’s experiences in the mid-20th century. Compelling, often hilarious and always rebellious, the women interviewed in this film recount stories about their search for the places where openly gay women gathered in urban centres. Contemporary interviews, archival footage, and a stylized fictional narrative based on the pulp novels of the 1950s are woven throughout this simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and empowering film. Forbidden Love brings an important and empowering history of lesbian sexuality in Canada out of the closet.

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    “It's about time this wonderful movie was available on dvd. Can't wait! ” — Pup, 16 May 2014

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Film Credits

director
Aerlyn Weissman
script
Aerlyn Weissman
director
Lynne Fernie
script
Lynne Fernie
producer
Margaret Pettigrew
Ginny Stikeman
photography
Zoe Dirse
animation camera
Lynda Pelley
Pierre Landry
sound
Justine Pimlott
editing
Cathy Gulkin
Denise Beaudoin
sound editing
Jackie Newell
Chris Crilly
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
music
Kathryn Moses
cast
Stephanie Morgenstern
Lynne Adams
Marie-Jo Thério
George Thomas
Lory Wainberg
Ann Marie MacDonald
Michael Copeland

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