Liz In September

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Based on the classic lesbian play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, the gorgeous drama Liz in September stars Latina lesbian supermodel Patricia Velasquez and is brought to the screen by esteemed Venezuelan director Fina Torres (Woman on Top).

Liz in September from Wolfe Video on Vimeo.

Every year, Liz (Velasquez), a hardcore party girl and womanizer, celebrates her birthday with her friends at a Caribbean beach retreat. This year is different. She is sick but hates pity, so she hides her terminal illness. When a young woman outsider arrives, Liz’s friends dare her to seduce her. But the ingenue is deeply wounded by the recent death of her young son, and nothing turns out as expected.
Spanish with English subtitles.

“The speed of Eva’s transition from wide-eyed interloper to fully committed lover/carer for a terminally ill same-sex spouse was easier to swallow onstage than in this more naturalistic medium. However, Torres (“Celestial Clockwork,” “Woman on Top”) downplays the implausibilities as much as possible, coating everything in a lush aesthetic that pleases even when it verges on empty travel-brochure prettiness. The attractive cast, variably billowing/skimpy attire, alluring scenery and frequent use of slow-motion all conjure a sensual vacation world of pastel hues and tanned skin. If sometimes that glossy lyricism feels forced, it also provides a certain distance that lets Torres pull off the story’s more rigged, wish-fulfillment aspects.” – Variety

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