Saving-Face-MovieSaving face is a charming lesbian film set in the Manhattan Chinese community. It is the story of Wil who has to contend with her very traditional, uptight mother while falling for Vivian, a beautiful dancer.

Wil’s mother has no idea that Wil is a lesbian and keeps trying to set her up with available young men.

Vivian has her own personal demons to fight when she struggles to tell her father that she doesn’t want to take an opportunity to dance in Paris.

Both Vivian and Wil have to learn to accept who they are and stand up to their parents in order to find love.

The Characters and Plot

This is a charming film. It is one of my favourites. The chemistry between the characters is there, the story is both sweet and painful at the right moments and one really feels for the characters.

The Technical Side

This was a technically well made film. The story flowed, the editing, filming and soundtrack enhanced it all to form a beautiful little film well worth a watch.

The Pros

Good chemistry, a lovely, unique little story and a relatively light film.

The Cons

The director did not go on to make any more lesbian films. This is very sad.

The Conclusion

Well worth it. I highly recommend this movie.

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One Of My Favourite Lesbian MoviesBits and Bobs

Director: Alice Wu

Producers: James Lassiter, Will Smith, Teddy Zee

Starring: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang, Gaung Lan Koh

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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