The style is melodrama, and the story is simple. Sue Bernard and
Bee Tompkins were roommates and lovers. Sue met a man and married him.
Bee could no longer live without her "tender touch," and came to
visit, hoping to win her back over. The husband was not pleased, nor
was the now hetero Sue.
The erotica is minimal. There is nudity, but no sex. There are no girl/girl caresses
of any type, and only a couple of
very dainty kisses. In terms of erotica and production values,
this film is comparable to other late 60s exploitation films, except
with a lesbian overlay.
Wolfe Video, a production group which caters to the gay/lesbian
crowd, has released at least two of these golden age lezploitation
films as part of their "vintage collection." According to a mini press
book which comes with the disc, the film was originally distributed by
softcore legend Harry Novak. I gather that over the intervening years
this film has developed a cult following in the gay community and has
evidently been available for some time, but in very poor transfers
until now. Even this particular transfer is full of scratch damage,
but is otherwise not too bad.
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
I really have nothing to compare this to, as it is the
first vintage lesbian exploitation film I have even seen.
Based on the fact that it has a cult following but is of no
real interest to anyone outside that cult, C- is probably the
right score, but it's not worth adding to your collection.