By Design

1982
92.0'
CA
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  • Astral Films
Synopsis

Angie (Sara Botsford), and Helen (Patty Duke Astin), are in love and they live and work together - they design women's clothes and run their own fashion business in Vancouver. Helen wants to be a mother. Angie loves Helen and if Helen can't feel fulfilled without a child she is willing for them to become parents.[1] Described by The New Yorkers's Pauline Kael as "a buoyant, quirky sex comedy..the director takes a look around the whole modern supermarket of sex. By Design takes in the bars and beach houses, fast food restaurants and discos, and the sexual patterns of those who inhabit them..Jutra has a light understated approach to farce. His sensibility suggests a mingling of Tati and Truffaut. The scenes are quick and they're dippy, but with a pensive, melancholy underlay."

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/By_Design