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A Question of Love

Directed by Jerry Thorpe
United States, 1978


A housewife (Rowlands) fights to keep custody of her child after her husband, who has moved out, learns she is having a sexual relationship with another woman now residing in the household where the child is still cared for. *Made for television.

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A Question of Love Directed by Jerry Thorpe

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1979 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture Made for Television

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film A Question of Love

    This plays like a made-for-TV movie because it is a made-for-TV movie from 1978 but it documents a transitional time in history when LGBT rights in America were developing, and showing this story on network TV helped raise people's awareness. Gena Rowlands is brilliant, one of America's greatest actors, and she carries this with grace, subtlety and range of emotion rarely seen in TV movies of this era.

  • Samuel T.'s rating of the film A Question of Love

    Quintessential LGBT film, not to mention, MADE FOR TELEVISION, 1978. The fact that this was even made and screening ON TELEVISION is astonishing. I shed a tear or two. Gena plays a lesbian mother taken to court over the custody of her child. Confronts social-sexual politics like a ram, context 1978. So bold. Film still taken from my 16mm copy. Easily found on YouTube. Should be added to your must-watch immediately.

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