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Go Fish (1994)

Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
V.S. Brodie V.S. Brodie ... Ely
Guinevere Turner ... Camille 'Max' West
T. Wendy McMillan T. Wendy McMillan ... Kia
Migdalia Melendez Migdalia Melendez ... Evy
Anastasia Sharp Anastasia Sharp ... Daria
Mary Garvey Mary Garvey ... Student #1 (jury member)
Jennifer Allen Jennifer Allen ... Student #2
Walter Youngblood Walter Youngblood ... Student #3
Danielia Falcon Danielia Falcon ... Student #4 (jury member)
Art Stone Art Stone ... Student #5
Elspeth Kydd Elspeth Kydd ... Angry Student
Tracy Kimme Tracy Kimme ... Student #6 (jury member)
Brooke Webster Brooke Webster ... Mel
Mimi Weddell ... Mimi
Scout Scout ... Haircutter
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Storyline

Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging? Written by Reid Gagle

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Taglines:

The girl is out there

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ely & Max See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,405,285

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,405,285
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Can I Watch, Islet, KPVI See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Marianna ... Herself (Marianna is a mannequin head introduced in one of the "talking head" sequences). See more »

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At least it's not Claire of the Moon
3 April 1999 | by StygianSee all my reviews

I was really glad to finally see a lesbian movie that wasn't silly, stereotypical womyn-identified soft porn or obvious pandering to het men. Go Fish is funny, the women in it are like women we actually know or would want to know, and the characters have a healthy range of attitudes about sex. One commenter here observed that Go Fish portrays the lesbian community as hating bisexual women and any woman who tries to move in the lesbian community and also has any attraction to men, or would consider having sex with a man. I felt that the scene the commenter was talking about was an obvious social criticism of lesbian communities that have this reaction to women in their community who "go to the other side." I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who wants more from gay cinema than "Jeffrey," and is tired of the lame gestures toward lesbians usually offered.


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