Clearly we want Lesbian Visibility Week to shine a light on every sort of lesbian – so tonight I treated myself to this highly entertaining film about extraterrestrial lesbians.
It’s a gorgeous parody of the 1950s black-and-white sci-fi B-movies, but also a confidently lesbian story about love and lust and the different relationships we seek- and a gentle poke of humour at how ridiculous humans are.
Three female space aliens are sent to earth to have their hearts broken, as their huge emotions are thought to be depleting their planet’s ozone layer. Two of them form a dangerous attraction to each other, while the third falls for Lisa Haas’s downbeat store clerk. All of them are being watched by a classic odd-couple pair of FBI agents who must ensure the alien presence doesn’t alarm the local populace.
In fact, the locals largely take these strange incomers in their stride – as New Yorkers tend to do – so the aliens’ bald heads, staccato voices and odd dance style don’t perturb people unduly. But the developing relationships of the two couples are sweet and tender, surprisingly sexy and frequently laugh-out-loud funny.
Rent this from Peccadillo Pictures – it totally cheered my evening.