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Scratching the Surface: Skin Deep and 'Universal' Narratives

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Jon Leahy's directorial debut centres on two women – one queer, one likely straight – who form a bond after it's revealed that the latter is dying of cancer. The film is commendable for focusing on female friendship (rather than shoehorning in a male love interest or overemphasising same-sex attraction); however, it's also weakened by its attempt to create a story that appeals to as many viewers as possible, writes Zenobia Frost.

Additional keywords: lesbian, LGBTQIA, LGBT, illness, Bechdel Test, erasure, audience, representation.

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