“I Can’t Think Straight” keeps its promise


Talk about your truth in advertising. The poster for the new lesbian film I Can’t Think Straight indeed has just that effect on a gal. Hello.

International filmmaker and novelist Shamim Sarif, who previously wrote and directed the lesbian drama The World Unseen, helms this story of two women from different backgrounds who fall in love and then must reconcile their relationship with traditional expectations. Lisa Ray (The World Unseen and Water) and Sheetal Sheth (also from The World Unseen and Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World) play the opposites who attract — and do so quite attractively, I might add.

Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth

Lisa is Tala, a London-based Palestinian, who is getting ready for her elaborate wedding in Jordan when she meets Sheetal’s Leyla, a young British Indian woman. Tala is Christian, Leyla is Muslim. Tala is outgoing, Leyla is shy. You can see where this is going. And if not, let the new trailer explain.

I Can’t Think Straight opens in New York and Los Angeles Nov. 21. For more on the movie visit its official website. And, trust me, after seeing all of the promos and photos, no one will be thinking even remotely straight.

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