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A Family Affair
A Family Affair
Actors: Helen Lesnick, Erica Shaffer, Michele Greene, Arlene Golonka, Barbara Stuart
Genres: Comedy, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2003     1hr 47min

The course of true love doesn?t always run straight. Died-in-the-wool New Yorker Rachel (Helen Lesnick) moves to San Diego looking for a new life and a new romance. That?s where her supportive PFLAG parents live. Rachel is...  more »


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Actors: Helen Lesnick, Erica Shaffer, Michele Greene, Arlene Golonka, Barbara Stuart
Genres: Comedy, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Gay & Lesbian, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Wolfe Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/19/2003
Original Release Date: 02/14/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 02/14/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Sexy, Funny, Well Acted, Well Written, A Perfect Flick
cameron41 | Madison, Wisconsin | 11/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So what do you need to know about A Family Affair? I saw this film last week and today I am ordering three copies (two for friends).This is a great film with a fresh look. No longer do we have those dull badly acted lesbian movies where we watch for hours people telling us their philosophy about life or filled with angst, waiting for them to get to the point. No longer do we watch a film with actors who can't act or scripts that will put you to sleep. In other words A Family Affiar is different. This is a great movie that happens to be about lesbians! The actors can act, the script is funny, and the actresses are nice to look at for 2 hours. And of course there are sex scenes. So everyone gets what they want in this film. Truly this is a GREAT film. It is about relationships and choices, the kind we all deal with in our lives and it is the kind of film you will talk to your friends about long after the film is over. I like this film so much I went to the web site of the movie for those interested. Anyway at the site I learned they are making a film with an erotic edge for lesbians!!!! Finally a company that understands what we want are great films and ones that interest us in every form.Anyway see this film, it will be a treat. A Family Affair is a not to be missed lesbian cinematic treat!"
S. Calhoun | Chicago, IL United States | 09/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A FAMILY AFFAIR is another fun lesbian release from Wolfe Video. In this film, Rachel is a diehard New Yorker who moves to San Diego after ending a bad relationship. Her mother, a devout member of PFLAG, set Rachel up on a blind date with Christine. As times goes by Rachel believes she has finally found a compatible partner until their one-year anniversary when Christine begins discussing marriage and religion conversion. All of a sudden Rachel's world turns upside down as she must face her fears of commitment. To make matters worse her New York ex-girlfriend makes an unexpected appearance before the wedding to lure Rachel back to the Big Apple.This film is fresh and is full of fun and humor that any lesbian could relate to (i.e., jokes about U-Haul dating). The acting is good and the screenplay is realistic. A FAMILY AFFAIR is a testament that the quality of lesbian films has greatly approved over recent years. Kudos!Also worth checking out is WATCHING YOU, another recent Wolfe Video release that is also fun and fresh."
Less then 1 star- horrific.
Joanne Kaufman | Los Angeles | 03/19/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is honestly one of the worst films I have ever or straight. I am amazed it actually got made, let alone distributed!
I hate to be mean, but it was hard to watch Ms. Lesnick. Her talents must lay elsewhere. She can not act her way out of a box. Oy!! She should have stuck to her Rabbinical Studies. Seriously should just rent it to see how bad it will be fascinated.
I am sure Helen Lesnick is a lovely hard working woman, but what a flat actress. Her heavy black and blue makeup made her look like a Drag Queen and the fact that she says she's 34 in the film is insane! She clearly looked 45 +. I am all for accepting yourself as you age, but the woman had such deep lines in her face, she looked like road map. If you force us to stare at your face for 2 hrs (and tons of annoying Close Ups!! Oy again!)please consider Boxtex next time.

Well she got a film made and out there, starring herself as the lead. I am sure a great accomplishment for her...BUT, PAINFUL for us.

Such a disappointment
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I rented this dvd with very high hopes when I was first craving films that were at all lesbonic, and it was such a let down. The screenplay was awful, the acting offensively bad, and the technical aspects-well, I realize that it was a low budget film, but come on people. The sound was especially bad, to the point of distracting.
Aside from the movie being bad, the special features included interviews with everyone EXCEPT the chic who wrote/directed/starred in the thing. I agree with another reviewer: buy this ONLY to help promote the making of more, hopefully better, movies with a lesbian subject matter. For actual entertainment value, go elsewhere."