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Mango Kiss
Mango Kiss
Actors: Daničle Ferraro, Michelle Wolff, Sally Kirkland, Dru Mouser, Tina Marie Murray
Director: Sascha Rice
Genres: Comedy, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2004     1hr 24min

Lou and Sass are performance art partners and best friends who have recently moved to San Francisco. Shy Lou's life turns upside down when she confesses her passion for the outgoing Sass, and they change from roommates to ...  more »

     
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Actors: Daničle Ferraro, Michelle Wolff, Sally Kirkland, Dru Mouser, Tina Marie Murray
Director: Sascha Rice
Creators: Sally Kirkland, Joe Mellis, Sascha Rice, Erin O'Malley, Joaquin Alvarado, Linda Barry, Sarah Brown
Genres: Comedy, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Wolfe Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/30/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Rates as one of the best lesbian films to date
Drake-by-the-Lake | State of Euphoria | 03/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My five stars is not intended to place this film above all others, but instead, reflects its luster in the underpopulated Lesbian film genre. Among all films, possibly it would still rate four stars. A happy, naughty, sexy, not too serious, sometimes melodramatic romp through the Lesbian world. Every one of the actresses perform well. The script has passion and intelligence. The DVD menu offers behind-the-scenes footage and interesting interviews. Highly enjoyable, and recommended as an addition to your library, whether you are a devotee of the genre or not.

Though partial to negative reviews, I am suspicious of some of the ones here that only give a blanket one-sentence justification for their one-star rating. I get the impression somebody doesn't like somebody associated with the movie, or is offended by the butch/femme stereotypes. I am lifting that comment from the one legitimate-sounding negative review that I marked as Helpful. It is true that this movie has fun with the old stereotypes, but please, people. . . it's light-hearted, sexy role-playing and whatnot. Not every movie has to portray the political ideal or whatever you hold forth as perfection. Lighten up!"
Is it supposed to be about role playing or role blurring?
Michael Meredith | St. Louis, MO United States | 03/22/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The box cover bills this film as a "wildly entertaining and sexy comedy of errors", which is an overstatement of barely forgivable proportion. First, Mango Kiss is only mildly entertaining. Yes, it is sexy in a lesbian, kinky role playing kind of way. But the comedy is slight, limited to some wry observations by Lou (Michelle Wolfe) who provides a voice-over narration that does little to move the story along.

Lou and her friend Sassy (played by Daniele Ferraro) move to San Francisco to discover themselves and define their relationship. That definition eventually evolves into "captain and young boy", which seems to work for the two lovers, were it not for Sassy's wandering eye and experimental libido. Hence the errors.

A psychologist would probably have a field day with this film as it trots out one alternative personality after another. My problem is not with the roles that the characters indulge themselves in, so much as the idea that they have to immerse themselves so fully into these roles that their lives are taken over by the role playing. The overriding question might be "does Sassy love The Captain, or does she love Lou? And is Lou really The Captain or just a personna for her to slip into from time to time?

The script is uneven at best, but the collection of characters does provide some interest; from the neighbor couple that lives a 50's sitcom suburban lifestyle (albeit a lesbian 50's sitcom) to various punk rockers, S and M and bondage adherents. Sally Kirkland provides some spark as Sassy's mother, a survivor of the Free Love generation, who is supportive yet still a little bewildered by the entire thing.

There are far worse movies out there, but if you're looking for relationship insight or any kind of coherent story, consider something else."
ARGH!! my EYES!!!
Melissa K. Heckman | Portland, ME | 11/30/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, I am a member of what one reviewer called a "stereotypical" butch femme relationship. I am also kinky, non monogamous, and in a daddy/girl relationship, so my problems with this film had nothing to do with these elements in the film. In fact, i wish there were more films that represented these parts of our queer community. But if i have to be represented by this crap, i'm going vanilla.

I see a lot, a LOT of lesbian/dyke films, and this one was so, so bad that i had to watch it through my fingers most of the time. The acting is painful, so awful, the storyline ridiculous and cringeworthy, and most of the sex uninspired. And really, i felt like this film was trying to deal with "roles" or something, but produced by people who never talked to anyone in a d/g relatinship.... i ended up feeling insulted that this was the way the people "learn" about kink and daddy/girl. sigh.

one good thing- there is some variety of size and color among the actresses (not the main characters, tho) in this film... that's a good thing to see in the mostly white-and-skinny world of lesbo film.

please, please don't see this film, unless you enjoy tormenting yoruself with atrocious filmaking. I do, and i'm not even sure that will justify watching this horror again...."
A Must See
L. Raynes | 08/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A passionate playful wonderful artistic piece. While it may not be for those uptight about kinky sex it is a masterpiece for lesbians who appreciate playful sex and fun dramatic characters with a creative plot. A little fun never hurts anyone and this is just a fun, creative piece to get one's juices flowing. If you're looking for a more serious film this is not for you, but every bit of this deserves at least a 4 star rating no matter what your tastes are."