Jenni Olson

Lillian Faderman: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed By Jenni Olson | April 11, 2012 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Gay Icons and History
Tags: Lesbian Film, LGBT Movies, Lillian Faderman, VIP Q Movie Pick

faderman.jpgHistorians always have the best answers. Here's a fresh pick from Lillian Faderman:

My favorite LGBT movie? One of my favorite movies period (not just in the LGBT category): Aimee and Jaguar. I thought the movie was even better than the book - and how often does that happen? The movie captured so well the insanity and terror of Nazi-Germany in the early War years - life ostensibly going on for Aryans, as usual, in nightclubs and restaurants and on the streets, while some Jews and homosexuals (and homosexual Jews like the lesbian Jaguar) tried to find surreptitious ways to live and love in the belly of the beast. Powerful.

Find out more about Lillian Faderman at and get your hands on the recently re-issued paperback of her pioneering volume, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America.

(Cross-posted on the official Wolfe Video blog:

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