So much to say about this film. Will have to write about it later tho. Stay tuned.
So great to see all the reactions here. It is an amazing film. Re-discovering it and helping facilitate the restoration and re-release is one of my proudest achievements as an archivist and queer film historian. In addition to being included on the Kino Lorber Blu-ray of The Queen, it is available to watch via Kanopy and also on VimeoOnDemand at this link (available worldwide): vimeo.com/ondemand/queensatheart
I first discovered the existence of this film in the late 1980s. It was not referenced in any LGBT film literature at the time (The Celluloid Closet, Gays in Film, etc.) but I found a review of it looking thru old back issues of Variety (where it was hailed as: "One more variation on the Lesbian thing.") Years later I acquired a 35mm print and started presenting it at various LGBT film festivals. I eventually was able to do a…