If you aren't familiar with this film, here's a mini plot: Two children of lesbian parents (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) who are conceived by artificial insemination and bring their birth father into their family life. One of the lesbians, Julianne Moore, has an affair with the biological father, Mark Ruffalo.
Many lesbians are refusing to see and support this movie, which I totally understand. I had no intention of seeing or liking this movie because of the affair. I was prepared to hate it and tell others to avoid it but I had to see this movie so I could interview the cast and director. And I'm so happy I did. In fact, I would even see it again. I thought about and talked about this movie weeks after I saw it because it was so great.
I loved, loved, loved this movie. Annette Bening's performance is a triumph.
The writing was wonderful and really captured the lesbian voice, and once again Annette Bening was glorious. You should all see the movie just to witness Bening's performance which I think will win her an Oscar.
I think this film shows lesbians in a terrific light and if I didn't, I wouldn't recommend it. I strongly suggest you watch this movie for yourself before you judge it -- you might be surprised by what you see and how you react to it.
Check out my video interview on Afterellen. In it ask director Lisa Cholodenko if her film about a lesbian family can make a difference in the current political climate, if Julianne Moore fears the wrath of lesbians and if Mark Ruffalo ever intends to leave our women alone.
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And apparently I scared Mark Ruffalo during our interview. Because in another interview for Popeater Ruffalo says he has come up against some bizarre territory marking and paranoia in the real world as a result of the movie.
"I was doing an interview with a woman on tv and afterward the woman said, 'By the way, I'm a lesbian, and you lay off our women.' " Ruffalo recalls.
"At first I thought she was kidding and then I realized she was really serious," he adds. "She totally meant it. I was like, 'Are you kidding?' "
Ruffalo worried "she was going to arm wrestle me or something." He didn't think he'd fare well either: "Not against that passion."
First of all I WAS kidding. Second of all I would win in an arm wrestle.