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Dry Kisses Only
1990, 75 minutes, Color, VHS
Order No. W99159
Through manipulated film clips, the hilarious commentary of Theory Woman and interviews with the Lesbian on the Street, this marvelous film explores the lesbian subtext of classical films—the dry kisses of the tape’s title. Hollywood movies are re-edited to find the truth behind the relationships between the heroine and the “other woman.” Dykella and Dykenna chew over lesbian vampire stereotypes. And gossip columnist Lady Manilla Lively gives the inside scoop on lesbians in today’s Hollywood. DRY KISSES ONLY tells a story at once obvious and long-overdue, affirming the validity of lesbian readings of popular culture and the tenuous truths of gossip.

Part of the series Dry Kisses Only/War on Lesbians

Dry Kisses Only


  • NY and Boston Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals

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    “A transgressive look at the cultural icons of femininity and feminism made by two people with a serious late-night cable habit and a good deal of skepticism about the heterosexual bias of feminist film theory.”
    Catherine Lord

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