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An upstanding professional woman travels to Reno, Nevada in 1959 to obtain a quick divorce, and slowly becomes involved in a lesbian relationship with a free-spirited casino waitress.

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Available on Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Lesbians, Deserts, Female Bonding, Divorce
Natalie Cooper
Helen Shaver, Audra Lindley, Patricia Charbonneau, Andra Akers, Dean Butler, Jeffrey Tambor, Denise Crosby, Gwen Welles
Robert Elswit
Donna Deitch
Robert Estrin
Donna Dietch, Samuel Goldwyn Company

Visitor Reviews

Desert Hearts
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A woman's love is a priceless enlightenment, undeniably superior over the other kind of love, for its endurance, strength and wisdom. Sadly, most of films portray that the loving relationship between women ends up in sorrowful tragedy, often death by suicide or judicial imprisonment or even execution. I strongly believe that it is really unfair to label the attraction between women such as forbidden love affair. What is really the harm they can cause to man kind? Practically none to be known of throughout human history. Men continue to jeopardise women's freedom of love for men's own ego problems that they want to own women. I foresee that the end of human civilisation comes sooner if we do not correct our attitude. In fact, there have been more women on the earth than men. Women should have had slightly larger ownership of this planet. There are 103 women for every 100 men. We must give those extra 3 women freedom of choice, space and compassion for their choice of companionship. If they want to chose another woman. Let them pursue their freedom to do so. It was such a great relief for me that there were no cruelty such as intimidation or violence implied upon Cay and Vivian and that the film ended with some hope that they can meet again in the future. Cay's free spirited persona honestly played by Patricia Charbonneau was awesome and refreshing. All these makes the film quite appealing and worthy of praise. Every female child has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Lamentably, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with demands, duty and responsibility. Many women are tired, struggling under the merciless pressure to be of a faithful servant, or a caregiver for children, husband or father and like. I admire Cay and Vivian for their courage to follow their heartsand not to be influenced by merciless pressure from conservative society. Pinecloud, a straight male, Palo Alto, California, USA