Claire of the Moon is a drama directed by Nicole Conn.
A triumph in its own right Although the movie is not very well known outside of the gay community, it exists as an incredible time capsule of female queerness in the 90s.
Queer backlash Queer movies being criticized most harshly by queer viewers is a pattern that is still noticeable today.
Writer Claire attends an all-woman writer's retreat, yet seems unenthusiastic about it.
Claire is a writer of comedy and satire; Noel is an authority on sexuality and pornography.
They discuss the philosophical and emotional and political implications of homosexuality, while meanwhile circling uneasily around the possibility that they might be growing attracted to one another.