Better-than-Chocolate-Movie-ReviewBetter Than Chocolate is one of my favourite lesbian films. It is charming, well made and really quirky.

The story is about Maggie, a young woman who is enjoying her independence. One day she meets Kim, a travelling artist who is everything Maggie has always wanted in a woman. A day into their budding romance Maggie’s mother (Lila) and brother (Paul) arrive to stay with Maggie.

Maggie isn’t out to her mother and tries to hide her attraction to Kim, causing Kim hurt and frustration. Will Kim stick around to see if their budding relationship can last or will she hop in her van and drive off into the sunset?

Intertwined with Maggie’s story is her mother’s. Having left her husband, Lila needs to gain a level of independence that she has never known and with the help of Maggie’s transgender friend, finally manages to stand on her own two feet.

This is a lovely tale of romance, self discovery and acceptance. It has charming moments, a fair deal of quirk and humour but also painful moments where you just want to give the characters a hug.

Technically, it is a well made film. The soundtrack sets a perfect mood, the acting, directing and editing all blend into a well made film with no glaring errors.

An excellent film and well worth a watch.

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One Of My Favourite Lesbian MoviesBits and Bobs

Director: Anne Wheeler

Producers: Christopher Adkins, Peggy Thompson, Rosamond Norbury, Sharon McGowan, Wolfram Tichy

Writer: Peggy Thompson

Starring: Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Marya Delver

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Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Review.

She discovered lesbian fiction when she was 19. Radclyffe and Karin Kallmaker soon became favourite authors and she spent a large part of her hard earned income on shipping books from to her home in South Africa.

Over the years she became frustrated with purchasing mediocre lesbian fiction feeling like it was a waste of her money and time. And so she decided to share only the best books and movies with lesbians who are looking for only the best. And so, The Lesbian Review was born