The “Go Fish” origin story as told by Rose Troche and Guinevere Turner


In this exclusive clip, director Rose Troche and writer-actor Guinevere Turner discuss the origin story of influential lesbian indie film Go Fish (co-written by Troche and Turner)  after its 20th Anniversary retrospective screening at Frameline38: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

According to Frameline:

Not only was Go Fish one of the first film projects to receive support from the Frameline Completion Fund, it was also the festival’s Opening Night film in 1994 and a watershed moment for lesbian films in the festival.

Following its theatrical release that summer, the film paved the way for a host of subsequent US lesbian indie releases over the course of the 1990s including The Watermelon Woman, The Incredibly True Adventures of 2 Girls in Love, High Art, All Over Me, But I’m a Cheerleader and many more.

In the clip below, Troche and Turner compare conflicting memories of the film (was it more influenced by Switch or Todd Haynes? Did Troche really want everyone to die in the end?) for our amusement. Enjoy!

Shot by former Frameline festival co-director Jenni Olson.

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