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Forbidden Love (1992)
of Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman

Vinegar Syndrome – June 28 , 2022

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Original Title :
: Français DTS HD-MA 1.0
Subtitles : Français SDH
Duration : 1h25
Format : Blu-ray Vinegar Syndrome Exclusive / US import
Zone : All zones
Genre : Documentary

In the 1950s, a wave of lesbian pulp literature emerged, exploring a then taboo subject in vivid, sensationalistic detail. While these writers often took a critical, moralistic view of gay life, they provided a jumping-off point for women still discovering their suppressed sexual desires. But with society unwilling to grant them a place in public life, they channeled their passion for these novels into a vibrant underground culture full of distinctive codes, roles, and rituals. Mirroring the shadowy traditions of noir fiction, they also faced violent opposition from police and other protectors of the status quo, resulting in a dangerous, but ultimately liberating path to sexual awakening.

Content and Bonuses
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Scanned and restored in 2K from the 16mm interpositive
  • Audio commentary featuring directors Lynne Fernie and Aerlyn Weissman moderated by professor Jean Bruce
  • Audio commentary featuring six members of the crew
  • The Ann Bannon Chronicles (2022, 18 min.) – A new interview with ""The Queen of Lesbian Pulp"" Ann Bannon
  • Cinema Politica Q&A with the cast and crew (2015, 23 min.)
  • EPK interview with the directors (1992, 7 mins.)
  • Afterword (2022, 19 min.)
  • Booklet featuring reflections from subject Amanda White, along with essays by Jean Bruce, Matthew Hays, B. Ruby Rich, and Rebecca Sullivan
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles