Review: Butch Jamie (film)

January 29, 2009  |  reviews

I watched Butch Jamie recently – you can imagine why I was intrigued, there are so few butches on screen, at all!, that I like seeing my kind represented and tend to seek out the queer films anyway, so of course I picked it up. And by picked it up, I mean, Wolfe Video was kind enough to send one to me.

Here’s the trailer:


Cute, right? And I stand by my original impulse – it’s really fun to see a butch in a film. I’m pretty critical of film in general, especially queer films, so I definitely have some criticisms of the way the plot developed. Some of it was just silly and unbelievable, in a kind of annoying way. But I actually really enjoyed Jamie’s roommate, I thought her character had probably the most integrity.

Have you seen this film? What’d you think?

 

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4 Comments


  1. It looks freaking adorable. Give it!

  2. The trailer is hilarious! "Look at these pecs"

  3. Ok, sure, parts of it are silly, but how often do you see a fully realized femme on film (Jamie's aforementioned roommate)? And the writing was pretty good and the dialogue, and the actors could act — hey, right there (alas) we're head and shoulders above lots of queer films!

    In other queer film news, my Beau and I just saw "Line of Beauty" which is about a young gay man in London in the early 80s — *really* well acted and very interesting. He ends up living with a rich Tory family (the husband is in the government), the family of a school friend. Check it out!

    ttf

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