Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

1992
84.0'
CA
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Synopsis

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: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives brings an important and empowering history of lesbian sexuality in Canada out of the closet.https://www.nfb.ca/film/forbidden_love