No Damsel in Distress
After a pivotal romantic encounter at the end of their senior year, two childhood best friends reflect on the history of their relationship and the impending future of it that hangs in the balance.
This is a documentary about older lesbians aging with dynamism and zest for life. When they were young, these women forged a social movement to come out as true to themselves. Now they are pioneers once again as they face the next daunting challenge: growing old, which can come with frailty, loneliness, and the death of dear friends. In this group portrait, these women are courageous role models for aging, which they do with determination, engagement, an independent and irreverent spirit and a heartening delight in living.
Eleanor and Isabelle meet again; sixty years after their break-up.
This story takes place in a tiny mountain town in Western North Carolina, and centers on two young women, Alex and Janie, who have been best friends since childhood but are now caught in a secret relationship. Alex is cheating on her high-school sweetheart, and Janie is becoming increasingly restless with the intolerant nature of her hometown.
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