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Les demoiselles de Rochefort

Jacques Demy Perancis, 1967

Jason's rating of the film The Young Girls of Rochefort

I return to ROCHEFORT and note not only its remarkable virtuosity of execution, which I don't imagine most anyone is about to miss, but a whole queer thematic. It seems to me now a film about 'coming out.' The whole thing revolves around destinies that cannot be carried out until unexpressed sex business comes out in the open (Madame Dame), and this public singing and dancing suggests to me a dream of visibility.