Funny thing happened on the way to a reality show about lesbians. We discovered, courtesy of EurOut.com, that the Brits have already done the movie.
Out At Lunch, from Life Slice Films, introduces a group of lesbian friends facing their last days together at Cambridge University.
To mark the occasion, they plan a formal dinner and invite their parents, many of whom have never acknowledged their daughters’ sexuality and relationships.
Emma Brogen, producer of Out At Lunch, told IndieFlicks how the project came to be:
On a more serious note, it meant a lot to me. I wanted to give an honest, open portrayal of what it really meant to be a lesbian and to explore why the prospect of asking their parents to lunch caused near panic in so many of my friends.
Brogen’s straight sister, Alisa Arnah, directed. In an interview with Eye For Film, she explained why Out At Lunch is so important to her”
Here’s the trailer”
Out At Lunch will be released in February 2010 to coincide with LGBT history month, with preview screenings in Cambridge, London, Brighton and Manchester. Let’s hope we get to see it in the U.S., too. You can keep up with the film’s progress at the Out At Lunch Facebook page.
To me, the idea of filming a group of lesbians that already have connections is much more “real” than putting random lesbians in a house together. What do you think? Will you be on the lookout for Out At Lunch?