Blue Moon: My tribute to/critique of 1985 lesbian classic film “Desert Hearts”

is at Commonweal:

Donna Deitch always intended Desert Hearts to be not only a lesbian classic, but one of the great romances. In the commentary to the director’s 1985 adaptation of Jane Rule’s novel Desert of the Heart, Deitch explained: “It was my express purpose to make a film fashioned on an old-fashioned love story…. This was meant to be a universal love story.”

more–this was a pretty personal piece for me.


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