Hide and Seek (1996)
Offering a blend of documentary footage, interviews and fictional situations, Hide and Seek takes a thought-provoking look at what is was like to grow up a lesbian in 1960s America. The film also is a look at childhood in general and questions the notions of "normal" and "abnormal" behavior. The main narrative concerns 12-year-old Lou and her friends as they become more attuned to their budding sexuality and the gender roles they are expected to play. Interwoven into the story are archival "scientific footage" and sex-education films. Interviews with various lesbians who recall their own childhood experiences are also added. … More
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Audience Reviews for Hide and Seek
More linear than some of her other films, Hide and Seek is Su Friedrich's artful exposť on adolescent sexuality. Part drama, part documentary, all drawn from real experiences and highlighted with archaic scenes from old sex education films.
Typically terrific Friedrich fare. Enlightening entertainment, or entertaining enlightenment - depending on your point of view.
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