Today we mourn the passing of Barbara Grier, founder of Naiad Press. She was a pioneer in lesbian publishing and a leading force in preserving lesbian literary history. Barbara shared her VIP Q Movie Pick with us back in October 2009. We share it today and honor her memory:
When the subject is so near and dear to the heart the answer or answers have to be suspect. My favorite is Claire of the Moon. It will always be, but it is for lots of wrong reasons including, but not limited to, the wonderful music. Another I like immensely for better reasons is Out of Season. I like the sense that the people in the movie are real. I believe they exist. I would not be surprised to run into them on the street.
I cannot help but throw this in. There has never yet been a properly funded lesbian film. I hope there will be before my death. But I know because it is clear if you look at straight films, that women's issues have no meaning in the world, they just don't. Now it may/will change, but it is still a long uphill battle. Look at all the lesbian films, a very thin field indeed.
Learn more about the life's work and legacy of Barbara Grier here
(Cross-posted at QMovieBlog.com.)