Move over Blue Is The Warmest Color. A lesbian web series with a quintessentially French twist has created a lot of buzz in Canada and the U.S. Féminin/Féminin, a dramatic comedy about the lives and loves of six Montreal women in their 20s, filmed in French and with English subtitles gives us the real French lesbian fix.
Written and directed by Chloé Robichaud and produced for a web site geared and dedicated to lesbians called Lez Spread The Word, the Féminin/Féminin web series incorporates two different styles of filmmaking in cinéma vérité style.
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“Féminin/Féminin presents a series of tableaus of different women aged 18 to 42,” says Robichaud.
“Each episode taking us into one of their lives through a mix of tributes, portraits and playful allusions.”
If you are looking for something similar to our precious L Word then this isn’t the show for you. Robichaud wanted to avoid the stereotypes and all-around clichés that most lesbian series thrust upon us. Féminin/Féminin proves to be different and breaks new ground.
“This is a series about how women love,” says Robichaud. “It’s daily life in eight ten-minute capsules. My hope is that, in these women, many will see their own reality reflected, whether they are homosexual or not.”
Since the launch of season one in June 2014, the series has had nearly one million views and continues to reverberate around the Web (ICI Tou.tv, Studio 4 in France) and festival circuit.