She Must Be Seeing Things

Film

Time Out says

Vivacious blonde Jo (Weaver) is making a film about Catalina, a 17th century woman forced to live her life as a man. Jo's lover Agatha (Dabney), suffering a crisis when she reads Jo's diary detailing previous affairs with men, takes to spying on Jo and imagining her in compromising situations with male members of the film crew. Meanwhile, Catalina's experiences in Jo's film mirror Agatha's inner turmoil. The vague cross-cutting between what Agatha sees and what she imagines becomes intriguing, as does Catalina's tragic story, but there's a disconcerting subtext. Agatha's insecurity manifests itself as penis envy - a too simplistic response to a complex situation which, coupled with McLaughlin's disruptive technique of having her characters speak to camera whenever they're alone, sets a slightly patronising tone. On the other hand, the sex scenes are refreshingly frank and often funny.

Details

Release details

Duration:
91 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Sheila McLaughlin
Screenwriter:
Sheila McLaughlin
Cast:
Sheila Dabney
Lois Weaver
Kyle DiCamp
John Erdman
Ed Bowes
Uzi Parnes