Go Fish (1994)
August 20, 2023 11:53 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?

Starring Guinevere Turner, V.S. Brodie, T. Wendy McMillan.

Directed and edited by Rose Troche. Screenplay by Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche, who also produced together.

75% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Tubi and Pluto. JustWatch.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total)
I liked this film quite a lot; it came out not long after I got into Dykes To Watch Out For, and is the closest thing that I've ever seen to a live-action DTWOF. (Although there's apparently a podcast dramatization now?) Anyway, this seems to have launched Guinevere Turner's interesting career.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:57 PM on August 20, 2023

I really liked this when I saw it, and not just because Max is adorable as hell. It definitely made me feel 'seen' in a lot of ways, and in ways I hadn't felt seen by movies before.

Yeah, there's a podcast dramatization of DTWOF - I heard some parts of it when my wife was listening to it and it seemed fun.
posted by rmd1023 at 2:51 PM on August 20, 2023 [1 favorite]

This film was formative to (pre)teen queer me when I saw it in the late 90s and I’d forgotten until this post!
posted by ellieBOA at 5:27 AM on August 21, 2023

Wow, you have a LOT of tea!
posted by epj at 10:57 AM on August 21, 2023 [2 favorites]

I was living in Ireland when this came out and I mentioned to my mum that I'd seen it. She and my sister went to see it as well and my sister wrote: "...you did not tell us what it was about." Mortification all round!
posted by rdc at 11:01 AM on August 22, 2023

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