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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 is pining away for lack of sexual contact. Her roommate, Kia, suggests she get acquainted with Ely -- a woman Kia has known socially for a number of years. Max is hesitant at first, not finding Ely attractive. Kia knows that Ely already has a lover, but also knows that the love affair is ready to break up. So, she encourages Max to make a move. Eventually, after long conversations between Max and Ely, Max realizes that they are kindred souls and she asks Ely out on a date.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Donnie Jarman, George LePorte, Rose Troche, Guinevere Turner
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On DVD: Jul 24, 2001
Hallmark Entertainment


Mary Garvey
as Student/Jury Member
Daniel Falcon
as Student/Jury Member
Tracy Kimme
as Student/Jury Member
Elizabeth Kydd
as Angry Student
as Haircutter
Susan Gregson
as Bride/Jury Member
Carolyn Kotlarski
as Bride/Jury Member
Joanna Brown
as Bride/Jury Member
Betty Jeannie Pejko
as Evy's Mother
Jamika Ajalon
as Jury Member
Michael Cullom
as Jury Member
as Herself
Lisa Raymond
as Dinner Guest
Nina Von Voss
as Dinner Guest
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

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.

Full Review… | August 2, 2006
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Globe and Mail
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Entertainment Weekly
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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

Super Reviewer

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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