Late Bloomers (1996)
August 20, 2023 11:59 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] High School basketball coach, Dinah Groshardt, falls for the school secretary, Carly Lumpkin, and upsets the entire school in the process.

Starring Connie Nelson, Dee Hennigan, Gary Carter, Jonah Lisa Dyer, Esteban Powell.

Directed by Julia Dyer. Screenplay by Gretchen Dyer.

Not particularly well-love on Rotten Tomatoes, but at hit at the Sundance Film Festival, and boasting a 3.5/5 average rating on Letterboxd.

Currently streaming in the US on Amazon Prime, and Tubi. JustWatch.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total)
 
With apologies! Left out the donor who made this possible.


expialidocious was kind enough to support MeFi with a donation. Their request was for six films by, for, and about queer women that came out in the early to mid 90s. I'll be using the tag #Queer90sWomen

Donate $25 or more to MeFi and you can MeMail me a request for a themed day of your own. I'll fill up the sidebar on FF with six movies that fit your theme.

I remember finding this very light and delightful back in the day. I hope it didn't age poorly.

This review on Letetrboxd pretty well encapsulates how I would tend to think of this:
It's almost like seeing someone's wishful thinking, like watching a fantasy of something purer and simpler, from a more naïve time. But it wasn't a more naïve time; it was amidst a wave of hate crimes, the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic, and DOMA. Knowing this came from that context makes it seem defiant. It's not "this is the way the world is" so much as "this is what could be" but with a touch of "if you dare."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:02 PM on August 20


"Our mom's a lesbian!"
"Is... Dad a lesbian, too?"
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:30 PM on August 20 [1 favorite]


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