To My Women Friends (1993)

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To My Women Friends
NR 56 minOct 8th, 1993
In To My Women Friends revealing interviews with six Russian lesbians convey the joys and hardships of being a lesbian in the former Soviet Union The six women are interviewed separately but splices of partymeeting scenes show a vital and strong community While Tatjana speaks hesitantly about her sexuality believing it to be a private matter Muchabat charmingly flirts with the filmmaker This fascinating documentary touches on a range of issues including womens prisons transsexuality lesbian and gay community organizing the Wings Association a lesbian group coming out and homophobia Under article 121 which criminalizes homosexuality lesbians and gay men in the former Soviet Union faced the threat of imprisonment blackmail government harassment and family rejection
DirectorNatasha Sharandak

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:October 8th, 1993
Original Language:Russian