DONNA DEITCH’S sultry, sexy movie is this year’s ‘Diva’—a movie that comes out of ‘nowhere’ to create a sensation. Desert Hearts is completely accessible, no matter what battles you fight in the sex wars. Patricia Charbonneau and Helen Shaver are both excellent.
UNABASHEDLY EROTIC. An astonishingly assured debut by Patricia Charbonneau.
STARTLINGLY INTIMATE and unabashedly erotic—a remarkably self-assured, landmark film
CHARBONNEAU is winning. Lindley is really memorable—that this largely unheralded actress could affect the creation of a character so different from her smartass Mrs. Roper on ‘Three’s Company’ is a revelation as wonderful as the film’s sensitive treatment of lesbianism.
THE MOST ROMANTIC lesbian film of all time!
A PASSIONATE, BEAUTIFULLY CONTROLLED DRAMA about making choices and exercising the heart: in a word, about living.