She Must Be Seeing Things
United States of America (US), 1988, 95 minutes
She Must Be Seeing Things Synopsis

Revelatory for its representation of a new lesbian desire, exploring issues of gender and sexuality that had not until that time been addressed, paving the way for future queer representations.


Jo and Agatha are lovers. Both have careers: the Brasilian-born Agatha is an attorney; Jo is a filmmaker, working hard to complete the shooting of a movie called, "Catalina." Agatha may be seeing things: she's jealous, convinced Jo is having an affair with a man and follows her. But is it Jo she's following, or someone who looks like her?

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Reviewed by Janney
This is a film about relationships, and gets so much right, that you can't help but relate to it regardless of your sexuality. No coupling is picture perfect, as doubt... more
This is a film about relationships, and gets so much right, that you can't help but relate to it regardless of your sexuality. No coupling is picture perfect, as doubt and mistrust always manages to creep in, but director Sheila McLaughlin is having fun here, allowing us to observe Agatha's obsession with Jo's diary and her past in a way that is never judgmental or stereotyped (the butch/femme dynamic is playful, not forced). We never accept that we ourselves can be, and are, like this, so I liked the way that we are offered to partake in the film and ask questions about what our own behaviour would be in these circumstances. There's also a sense of humour that runs throughout that carries things along nicely. It's a shame that films that explore adult relationships with grace and intelligence are such a rarity nowadays.
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Agree, especially on your point about the humour. Films such as this that deal with weighty emotional topics really fly when there's laughter added to the mix.
Agree, especially on your point about the humour. Films such as this that deal with weighty emotional topics really fly when there's laughter added to the mix.
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Janney  I think its rarity is what makes it more appealing. It takes away the blunder of being so common :)
Janney  I think its rarity is what makes it more appealing. It takes away the blunder of being so common :)
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Tania123  with humor, all depressing experience becomes easy to deal with.
Tania123  with humor, all depressing experience becomes easy to deal with.
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