Lesbian Film Guide
- List Price: $47.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
- Publish date: 05/01/2000
When she exists at all the cinema lesbian has always made an impression on a thrilled and terrified audience. Often gullible and naive, more often manipulative and predatory, the celluloid lesbian inhabits a world of extremes in which she is either frigid or insatiable, innocent or seductress, victim or villain! Over the years her image has been used to add spice to pot-boilers, sex to horror and pathos to dramas.
This essential A-Z reference to lesbians in the movies covers 'lesbian films' like Desert Hearts, Go Fish and I Heard the Mermaids Singing, as well as films that contain a lesbian character, theme or subtext such as The Children's Hour or The Hunger. With over two hundred reviews from all over the world, covering mainstream films, successful independents and less well-known films. The Lesbian Film Guide offers the reader a broad view of the varied history of the celluloid lesbian.
Fully illustrated with colour and black and white pictures, this upbeat and accessible book is an ideal resource for students and the general reader alike.