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An Appreciation of Woman Love in the Movies "Bound" and "High Art"

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Woman love, or love between women, is so abhorrent to men with access to Flickr, there are hardly any images of it at Flickr Commons.  However, seeing it in movies or in person is a turn-on, and consequently, Hollywood has depicted love between women very commendably in two color films I've seen recently: Bound, starring lovers Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon, and High Art, starring lovers Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell.


Next to the unconcerned capriciousness of the Gods, love between women is probably the most avoided benign subject on our planet.   But witnessing it disturbs Mr. Macho in America enormously, and it's widely considered here to be soul-destroying and totally perverted.


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But whatever. 


The movie Bound is a thriller right up to its last, wonderful scene; and the movie High Art was almost equally gratifying to me, although Ms. Sheedy apparently commits suicide in the last ten filmic minutes.   Howsoever, as the blurbs at Wiki say about High Art, Ms. Sheedy's demise may be attributable to her drug addiction, not to her subornation of Ms. Mitchell's affections.

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In short, I couldn't recommend either movie more highly, and High Art is not only available from Netflix, it has perfect subtitles.

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