Late Bloomers (1996)

Late Bloomers (1996), a comedy-drama film that explores the theme of lesbian romance in a conservative Texas town. The film tells the story of Dinah Groshardt, a high school math teacher and basketball coach, who falls in love with Carly Lumpkin, the school secretary and wife of a local businessman. Their relationship causes a scandal in the community and challenges their own identities and values. The film is directed by Julia Dyer and written by her sister Gretchen Dyer, who based the script on their own experiences growing up in Dallas. The film stars Connie Nelson as Dinah, Dee Hennigan as Carly, Gary Mitchell Carter as Ron Lumpkin, and Jonah Lisa Dyer as Val Lumpkin. The film also features the music of Brave Combo, a Grammy-winning polka band from Denton, Texas. The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences, and won several awards at film festivals, such as the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival and the Best Feature Film Award at the Turin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The film is considered a cult classic among lesbian cinema and a realistic portrayal of lesbian relationships in the South. You can watch the trailer of the film here or read more about it here….


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