For Pride Month, the podcast continues our review of lesbian arthouse films. With a lot of these films, we’ve discovered that many are more than just an LGBT arthouse film. They are dramas, coming-of-age, crime, and in our latest, a thriller. The British film, THE ADORED (2012), is most certainly a thriller in all ways even though the lead characters may be LGBTQ.
Francesca (Laura Martin-Simpson) is a well known photographer. For her latest subject is the aspiring model Maia (Ione Butler). At Francesca’s remote Welsh manor home, the two discuss, shoot, and build a friendship. However, as Francesca misreads Maia’s comments and actions, the two women begin to come at odds with each other. Soon their once working relationship turns into much more.
The film was co-directed by Carl Medland and Amarjeet Singh with a screenplay by Jody Medland. Laura Martin-Simpson shines as Francesca in a cast that includes her co-star Ione Butler plus Jake Maskall. Your co-hosts take a look at this film and give their thoughts.