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Maid of Honor (1999)

Serena starts reflecting on the commitment in her own relationship with Donielle when she is asked to be the maid of honor for her former lover Tisha's wedding.

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Jennifer Arnold

Writer:

Jennifer Arnold
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Kehaunani Hunt Kehaunani Hunt ... Serena
Wendy Braun ... Donielle
Tacey Adams ... Wrapping Woman
David Ottenhouse David Ottenhouse ... Man At Phone
Janet Lloyd Janet Lloyd ... Marianne
Amy Stewart ... Tisha
Ronald Trotta Ronald Trotta ... Dennis
Gerritt Vandermeer Gerritt Vandermeer ... Chris
Gary Gardner Gary Gardner ... Hank
Caroline Gray Andres Caroline Gray Andres ... Hank's Wife
Josh Dibianca Josh Dibianca ... Waiter
Matthew Sutherland ... Best Man
John Solomon John Solomon ... Bachelor Party Friend
Michael Thomas ... Bachelor Party Friend
Marcus Tingle Marcus Tingle ... Bachelor Party Friend
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Things are complicated for Serena: she's to be maid of honor this weekend for a high-school friend she made love to on prom night; her partner of five years, Doniel, wants to stay home and have a quick fling with another woman; and, the bride wouldn't mind a pre-nuptial tryst with Serena. She prevails upon Doniel to come with her, and then, surrounded by wedding talk about lifelong commitment and dismissive remarks about lesbians by straight friends, she examines her relationship with Doniel. Could they commit to more than their present semi-fidelity? What might Doniel say? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Transforms the standing of 'lesbian art' from oxymoron to viable category.
16 March 2001 | by handleitSee all my reviews

I knew we could do it. Finally, a woman has written and directed a story with major lesbian characters who are sympathetic, compelling and fully realized without devolving into flat stereotypes. Maid of Honor's script sets a modern lesbian couple within the dominant culture, acknowledging the double standard definitions of fidelity and commitment minus the falsetto, teaching tone of far too many film stories (e.g. the final episodes of "Ellen"). Love relationships--straight, gay or otherwise--are complicated by infidelities of all sorts and perhaps the honest response is closer to Doniel's: admit the human condition and proceed with principled non-monogamy. Regardless of the answer, Maid of Honor, like all good stories, enrolled us in the story and left us thinking about its consequences for days. Outstanding work all the way around: directing, casting, script.. each a job well done!

Aside to the director: To modify an old Irish blessing... "May the best of your past be the worst of our film-going future!" Thanks for the raising the bar.


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