Forbidden love: the unashamed stories of lesbian lives

Canada, 1992

Film
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Against a backdrop of bookcovers from lurid lesbian pulp novels, “Forbidden Love” paints a compelling and often hilarious portrait of lesbian sexuality and survival in Canada in the 1950’s and 60’s when lesbian love was consigned to the twilight world of silence and exile. Ten women tell their own stories of first loves and life in the clandestine subculture with the candour of true survivors. Due to the explicit nature of certain scenes, viewer discretion is advised.

Credits

co-director

Lynne Fernie

Aerlyn Weissman

co-producer

Ginny Stikeman

Margaret Pettigrew

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

01:25:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1992

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304162

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gay and lesbian studies

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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