Desert Hearts

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Desert Hearts

Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Donna Deitch
Producer: Donna Deitch and Carol Jeffries
Written by: Jane Rule (novel), Natalie Cooper
Rating: R
Length: 96 minutes
Year: 1985
Principle Cast: Patricia Charbonneau,Helen Shaver, Audra Lindley
Film Fest Screenings: Theatrical Release: top-grossing lesbian-made lesbian feature of all time (drawing $2.4 million at the box office)

Synopsis: The all-time classic lesbian favorite romantic film. Vivian, a repressed English professor, goes to Reno for a quickie divorce in 1959. She stays a dude ranch where she meets Cay, a beautiful young casino worker. Surprisingly, Vivian and Cay hit it off as Cay introduces the shy academic to the wild-west casino scene as well as the desert’s beauty. Soon, Vivian finds her friendship moving into unexpected passion.

 

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