Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

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Forbidden Love DVD CoverThis award-winning portrait of lesbian life in the 1940s, 50s and 60s incorporates interviews, archival footage and a pulp novel dramatization to illustrate this incredible time.

With humor and grace, ten charming and fascinating women discuss what it was like being lesbians at a very different time in history. Their candid and riveting stories bring to life what it was like coming out (or being closeted) and finding community amidst the homophobic backdrop of the era. Interwoven with this real-life history is the aching romantic, pulp-novel inspired tale of star-crossed lovers Mitch and Laura.

The film also features an interview with the acclaimed 1950s lesbian pulp author Ann Bannon (Beebo Brinker, Odd Girl Out).

Release date
01 January 1992
Director
Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman
Running time
85 minutes
Country
USA
Language
English

Awards

GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary in 1994

Best Feature Documentary Genie Award (Canada's equivalent of the Oscar's)