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Maggenti wrote the screenplay of last summer's The Love Letter, and is in final talks to direct her second feature.
The Sichels are currently working on "Women Only," a lesbian love story airing as part of next year's If These Walls Could Talk 2 on HBO.
But what troubles me is that even when you find--or write--a really smart script, which almost doesn't exist today, people are still unwilling to give you five million dollars to make that movie." Rich believes that even accomplished lesbian directors aren't likely to outgun Tinseltown any time soon.
"Lesbians have their very own Hollywood dilemma," she says.
WRITING IN THE New York Post last summer, Jonathan Foreman assailed the "glut" of gay films clogging theaters today.
"The problems of lesbian directors," Rich argues, "are compounded by the perception that their audiences just don't care.
The theory goes, 'Why invest the money if nobody wants to see it?
' But I go to festivals all over the world, and the lesbian audience is among the most dedicated anywhere.
A partial list includes: Jennie Livingston (Paris Is Burning, 1990), Nicole Conn (Claire of the Moon, 1992), Troche (Go Fish, 1994), Shu Lea Chang (Fresh Kill, 1994), Maria Maggenti (The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, 1995), Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Woman, 1996), Sharon Pollack (Everything Relative, 1996), Alex and Sylvia Sichel (All Over Me, 1996), Ela Troyano (Latin Boys Go to Hell, 1997), Kristine Peterson (Slaves to the Underground, 1997), and Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, 1997).
But waiting on deck to work again is sadly typical: Besides Troche, only four of these women have made followups to their debuts.