Go Fish (1995)



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Rose Troche and Guinevere Turner's Go Fish is a lighthearted, un-condescending look at a group of lesbian friends looking for friendship and love in Chicago. The group consists of Kia (T. Wendy McMillan), the oldest member of the group; her Hispanic lover Evy (Migdalia Melendez); and Daria (Anastasia Sharp), the most promiscuous member of the group. Together they form a Greek chorus commenting to the camera on the burgeoning love affair between Max (Guinevere Turner) and Ely (V.S. Brodie). Max … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy
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Written By: Rose Troche, Guinevere Turner, Donnie Jarman, George LePorte
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On DVD: Jul 24, 2001
Hallmark Entertainment



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Critic Reviews for Go Fish

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The most significant lesbian film of the past 20 years, this comedy is refreshingly not about coming out--it challenges prevalent stereotypes about lesbians without the stiff and sanctimonious tone of films like Claire of the Moon.

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Audience Reviews for Go Fish

Rose Troche does a great job in directing this film. First of all, we see women though a woman's eye. It's unusual, and it focuses on completely different things, than what men usually pay attention to. Here we have an obsession with faces, eyes and hands- not boobs. Very refreshing from that point of view! Also the black & white photography maximizes the effort to capture all those sexually ambiguous women.

The fact that I am only watching this film 15 years after it was made, is a shame. I wish I knew it was out there when I was first questioning myself and my identity. It would have been a tremendous step towards realizing that even freaks of nature (according to the western society's standards) deserve to be happy and can be loved.

Love can be found in the weirdest of places. Ely maybe "U.G.L.Y." but she can make Max happy. Max has to give up on the idea of the ideal girlfriend, and explore more tangible options. I loved it, even though it's totally NOT "L word" and girls are not necessarily attractive and worn out in the gym.

Anastasia Bartzoulianou

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Funny and witty yet very down to earth ... this movie is all about the dialogue and interactions ...

guinevere turner is a one luscious actress, as she displays in this film and the next on my list. but this film was lensed on the north side of chicago and it will always be high on my list for giving some light to chicago's lesbian scene.

darryl clark

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