Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Major lesbian content
Short Take: Showtime mini-series. In the opening segment, we see Lauren (Elle Macpherson) dating a woman and dealing with office gossip about her sexuality.
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Year: 2001
Duration: 237 min
Language: USA/English
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Lee Rose
Writer: Lee Rose
Starring: Kate Capshaw, Stockard Channing, Rebecca De Mornay, Mia Farrow, Elizabeth Franz, Irma P. Hall, Linda Hamilton, Glenne Headly, Allison Janney, Tina Lifford, Elle Macpherson, Camryn Manheim, Margo Martindale, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kelly Rowan
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Girl Thing

This four episode mini-series appeared on Showtime and was written and directed by Lee Rose (An Unexpected Love, The Truth About Jane). Each hour focuses on the stories of the patients of psychiatrist Dr. Beth Noonan (Stockard Channing, The Business of Strangers,The Truth About Jane, The First Wives Club,  ‘Out of Practice’), framed by their visits to her New York City office. S. Epatha Merkerson (She’s Gotta Have It, ‘Law & Order’) is the receptionist.

In the opening segment, Lauren (Elle Macpherson, Sirens), a partner in a law firm, comes in to discuss her first relationship with a woman, and we see them meet when they are both on a blind date with boring men. Casey (Kate Capshaw, The Love Letter) is a bisexual ad exec, and when they get together later, they’re a nice match. The love scenes are classy and erotic.    Unfortunately, Lauren’s best friend Claire (Kelly Rowan, The Truth About Jane, ‘The O.C.’) begins spreading gossip about her around the office and strongly disapproves. Eventually, Lauren’s insecurities and the pressures of the world’s judgments get to her.

Other segments star Rebecca De Mornay, Mia Farrow, Linda Hamilton (Terminator), Glenn Headley (Eulogy, Timecode, Bastard Out of Carolina), Allison Janney (Primary Colors, The Hours, ‘The West Wing’), Camryn Manheim, Lynn Whitfield (The Women of Brewster Place, ‘Heartbeat’) and Peta Wilson (‘La Femme Nikita’). (AB)