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She Must Be Seeing Things

Director - Sheila McLaughlin
Run Time - 95 minutes
Languages - English
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 1987
Genre - Fiction

Educational Interests- Gay & Lesbian Studies, Sex & Sexuality, Women’s Studies

Institutional DVD Price: $195

A love affair between a lawyer and a filmmaker is tested when the lawyer, after reading the filmmaker’s diary, disguises herself as a man and jealously shadows her lover. The dynamics of sex and sexuality, career and commitment, fidelity and companionship are keenly explored.

Digitally-restored and available for the first time on DVD, She Must Be Seeing Things is revelatory for its representation of a new lesbian desire, a politicized eroticism that mirrored the burgeoning butch/femme scene at the time. The film was attacked by anti-porn feminists as it arrived at the height of the feminist 'Sex Wars'.   

McLaughlin, together with Lizzie Borden and Bette Gordon, formed part of a small school of New York independent filmmakers that explored issues of gender and sexuality that had not until that time been addressed by Third-Wave Feminism, paving the way for future queer representations.

"A movie that tackles its subject with a wry wit and a healthy disregard for taboos. The best film about sex in ages." - City Limits (UK)

"Sheila McLaughlin shows that a love story can transcend sexual preference. The story is told with authenticity and sincerity." - La Republica (Italy)