The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Release Date - Jun 16, 1995 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This endearing romantic comedy about two high school girls, blue collar tomboy Randy (Laurel Holloman) and privileged, popular Evie (Nicole Ari Parker), was the first mainstream success for director Maria Maggenti, who chronicles the odd couple's relationship from tentative first steps to full-blossoming romance. Cast almost entirely with newcomers, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love brings Randy's family (a lesbian aunt and an assortment of current and past partners), Evie's well-heeled and overprotective mother (Stephanie Barry), and a collection of friends, enemies, one ex-boyfriend (Andrew Wright), and one unsatisfactory affair (Maggie Moore) into the mix, balancing the excitement and passion of adolescent romance with the pitfalls of social and familial rejection. Maintains a light and quirky tone throughout, reminiscent in many ways of the teen comedies of John Hughes.

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boyfriend, confusion, homophobia, homosexual, lesbianism, love, romance, sex