Girl Play

4.51 h 15 min200418+
Two real-life lesbian actresses meet by chance when they are cast as lovers in a local stage play, and end up actually falling in love.
Lee Friedlander
Robin GreenspanLacie HarmonDom DeLuise
RomanceLGBTQArts, Entertainment, and Culture
English [CC]
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Mink StoleSara Bareilles
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3.3 out of 5 stars

268 global ratings

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D. RobertsReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
This one sizzles!!
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This is the story about two women (Robin Greenspan & Lacie Harmon) who portray themselves in the tale of how they came to be together. It is a rather unusual film in that it's narrated by both of them. I felt as though I was in a "conversation" with them during the course of the movie.

Robin & Lacie are both attractive, but neither are remotely close to being a Supermodel. Somewhat surprisingly, despite that point, this movie is still one of the most salacious flicks I've ever seen. It had a unique honesty & openness about it that I found to be rather refreshing.

People who are looking for a soft-core porn movie that uses the lesbian angle as an excuse for a plot MAY be disappointed in this movie. This story has a lot more substance to it than what I imagined, and it's quite a well done piece.

In the end, it covers the question of commitment vs. being with the person you want to be with. There are two extremes. On the one hand, some people expect absolute perfection & will accept nothing less. On the other hand, there are people who are willing to "settle for" someone who does not check-off very many aspects that they're looking for on their personality wish-list.

Somewhere in the middle is where we should be. This applies to all of us, whether we're gay or straight. Life can be very difficult sometimes, and it becomes obvious that it is a myth that lesbians somehow have it "easier" than straight women.

If you're looking for a different sort of movie, this one just might be for you. It offers humor, honesty and frankness blended together with eroticism for a winning story. If ever there was a movie about lesbians that could actually pass as a date movie (regardless of the genders of the two people), this is it!!
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M and MReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Quatrefoil Library's used / overstock offerings are fantastic!
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Quatrefoil, a non-profit LGBTQ library in Minneapolis, sells overstock items on Amazon. Most of the used DVDs I purchased from Quatrefoil are very rare. When they are available online, the cost is much more than the library's asking price. My shipment arrived 2 days after I ordered, with a nice thank you note. Quatrefoil: Your first stop for rare, out of print LGBTQ books and movies! Visit them when in Minneapolis....and don't forget the donation box. Well done Quatrefoil!
JournalistaReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Slow moving, yawn!
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Kept waiting for this to pick up in the plot but it never did. Based on a true story. Girl gets girl. Nice. But this movie is missing some of the dynamics that must have led to sparking the relationship. A sex scene does not mean a good movie!
erkReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
Held my attention
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I enjoyed this movie quite a lot. The layered reality (writers playing writers playing actors playing themselves) keeps you on your toes. The cinematic device of organic storytelling is enhanced by cutaways in both time and space to scenes of what we are to assume is each character's present reality outside the theater at the time when the story takes place back to the image of the storytellers in a narrative about these events that have already taken place, and again out to their experience coming to knowone another under Dom DeLuise's direction in the same theater (in the past). Really, it's an interesting device.

Production values are high and this film is pretty funny. . .and sexy. . .and revealing. While I wouldn't necessarily call it cinematic genius, gay movies dealing with any kind of plot beyond coming out are few and far between. This film is very much about relationships-how they fall apart and how they are born. The fact that these are lesbian relationships is just the cherry.
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Renee LafargeReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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This movie got to me....I actually laughed out loud on more than just a few occasions ...
I've not seen a film produced the way this one was.

N. ShearerReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2007
2.0 out of 5 stars
All over again...
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The actresses are absolutely hot but their acting... not so much. The chars in this are so stiff and fake, the righting is poor, and the plot is see completely through. This movie is a cut out of every other for bidden love story I've ever seen all they did was erase the guy and replace it with a lesbian. I love love story but half way through I was praying for this one to end. But on the up side plenty of sex and skin but they do seem choreographed. I couldn't force myself to watch this again and strongly advise anyone else not to bother as well unless you can borrow it and really have nothing better to do.
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VanessaReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic! Wonderful! Mesmerising!
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This film is an absolute gem, completely unforgettable, and is so relevant to relationships today. It is a true love story, showing how the friendship, that leads to love and passion, develops between two women. Not to mention how it affects the people around them.

Not only that, the leading actors, Robin Greenspan & Lacie Harmon are completely compelling, believable, and ultimately true to themselves, given that it is their own relationship suddenly on view to the entire world.

I am saddened by the negative feedback given by some reviewers, but I would say, please do not let this put you off from buying this dvd - it is a work of art, and gives an emotional insight into real relationships, that is sadly lacking in most movies of our time.

Not to mention the humour - particularly with the director of the play, excellently acted by Dom Deluise, and, without fault, the wonderful Mink Stole, who plays Robin's mother.

Finally, the casting, acting, and producing are all spot-on, and I cannot praise this film highly enough. As is said by those who worked on this film (in the extras) it is a universal film about love, whether you are gay or heterosexual, everyone will identify with Girl Play because it is ultimately about love, and love alone.

Well done to Robin Greenspan and Lacie Harmon is all I can say, in conclusion!
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MaisondeBeatriceReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
film rented for niece
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She did not like at all. very dated piece.
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