An Intimate Friendship (2000)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A woman discovers a startling secret about her best friend which calls their relationship into question in this independent drama. Faygen Taylor (Lisel M. Gorell) is a young playwright who is eagerly anticipating the production of her first play, and has recently entered into a serious relationship with a man named Jamie (Tim McMillan). Faygen's best friend, Danielle (Stacy Marr), has a long history of failed romances, and when Danielle tells Faygen she's found someone new, Faygen expects more of the same until Danielle volunteers that this relationship is different -- this time, she's fallen in love with a woman, and Danielle has decided its time that she openly acknowledged the fact that she's a lesbian. Faygen is more than a bit surprised by this news, and Danielle's sister, Kelly (Rini Starkey), is outraged, cutting off all ties with her sibling. This news is especially confusing for Faygen -- at a very stressful time in her life, she finds herself dealing with the knowledge that her best friend is a lesbian...and Faygen must come to terms with the fact she's long felt a sexual attraction for her close friend. An Intimate Friendship was the first feature from playwright turned filmmaker Angela Evers Hughey, who adapted her own regional stage success for the screen.



friendship, lesbianism, playwright, sister