Between 2005 and 2007, I have worked on a script for a Slovenian lesbian film with two other women. Prior to writing, we defined the postulates of a “real, authentic” lesbian film. In comparison to films, such as the Guardian of the frontier, Fine dead girls and the TV series The L word, I try to establish what are the dominant film representations of lesbians and lesbian experiences, what is the meaning of film for lesbian spectators, which film forms and contents are most commonly chosen by lesbian filmmakers, what the non-stereotypical, »realistic« film lesbians, lesbian clubs and scene are supposed to look like and what are the common traps of positivism and creating the opposites of stereotypes. Through self-reflection I evaluate the postulates of our film script and which contents and film forms may add an extra value to our potential film. Moreover, I define reasons because of which our work on the film stopped. Finally, I present my vision for Slovenian lesbian filmmaking, which depends on education, collaboration with experienced filmmakers and community creation.
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