German screen legend Romy Schneider stars as spirited teenage orphan, Manuela—who arrives at a strict all-girl boarding school where she falls in love with her teacher, Fraeulein von Bernburg (played by the beautiful young Lilli Palmer) much to the dismay of the school’s authoritarian headmistress. This 1958 remake of the historic 1931 film improves upon the original considerably—offering up a wonderful, poignant and extremely rare 1950s portrayal of youthful lesbian longing and forbidden love.
This multilayered drama portrays the lifelong romance of Hannah and Rachel — impassioned lovers since youth, their mutual love and desire never waver despite a marriage, a world war, infidelity and family denial. Starring Sharon Gless and Maureen Gallagher; plus the fabulous duo Kelli Strickland and Ann Hagemann (as the younger Hannah and Rachel — pictured on the exciting new DVD re-release box cover).
This provocative and sexy romantic comedy was dubbed “the lesbian Big Chill.” A wonderfully eclectic group of women who went to college together reunite when two of them have a naming ceremony for their newborn baby. Quick-witted repartee reveals with irony, humor and a touch of nostalgia for the ’70s how all of their lives, their politics and their loves have changed.