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Desert Hearts (1985)
Desert Hearts (1985)
Desert Hearts (1985)



Date Night!
(R) USA – 1 hr 31 min  
1985 · d. Donna Deitch
Starring Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley

In the late ’50s, buttoned-up academic Vivian Bell comes to stay at a Nevada ranch in the wake of her marriage’s collapse. There, she strikes up a friendship with free-spirited sculptor Cay Rivers that gradually deepens into something more. Set to a top-shelf country music soundtrack, released at a time when positive screen portrayals of lesbian relationships were few and far between, Desert Hearts was a queer-film milestone, and remains an irresistibly romantic date-night essential.

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