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Actor/musician Heather Peace talks about her favourite LGBT film – the lesbian anthology If These Walls Could Talk 2, which stars Ellen Degeneres and Sharon Stone as a couple trying to have a baby.
The film I have chosen to talk about is If These Walls Could Talk 2.
[Clip of If These Walls Could Talk 2]
It's not that we don't want you in the child's life.
But it's really... it's mainly that we just don't want you in the child's life.
[End of clip]
It's set in a house, but always in that same house, it's the three separate stories all the time of separate couples.
[Clip If These Walls Could Talk 2]
Where is that damn scoop? You always put it in a different place.
It's in the same place every time.
Where the hell is it?
I'll get it.
You stupid, bull-headed old woman.
Two friends who really are in love with each other. It's Vanessa Redgrave. What more can you say. And it's their kind of up-tight relationship that is before a time when it was free to be open and out and gay.
Are you any relation of hers, ma'am?
Well, no, I'm a friend. I'm a very good friend.
Does she have any family?
Please would you tell me if something is wrong.
I'm so sorry. Miss Hedley passed away.
One of the partners dies, and it's her having to give up the house. So it's this terrible situation. Nobody knew that they were together and realizing how big a deal it was for that character that she had passed away. Yeah, really sad.
Oh, so you've known each other a long time.
It must be so very sad for you to lose such a good friend.
Mm, it is. It is.
I think that you should have something of hers to remember her by. I would really like it if you would pick one of these birds to have as a keepsake.
The second one is a biker couple.
Hold on tighter. This isn't about sex. It's about not falling off.
One of the girls does the binding and all of that and sort of has to play the kind of butch as it were. But yeah, I do have to say it's the third section that kind of appeals to me the most, just because I feel like it's the truest love story.
And it's Sharon Stone and Ellen DeGeneres going through IVF, which back in 2000, when it was released, was like really quite forward thinking. It's also very funny.
I don't think she meant immediately, immediately. You could have waited until we got home.
Shh, I know what I'm doing.
It's the first time I remember certainly seeing two women make love on screen as opposed to it being... it was just real. It was a long-term couple, and you were like, "Oh, that's the way, that's the way it is." And so, yeah, it's hard to think it's 14 years old now.
Oh, the skydiver.
No, no, no. We nixed the skydiver. I don't want my kid to have a death wish.
I like that risk-taking quality. I think maybe we should think about him some more.
Fran, what are you going? I'm not going to go through this again, okay?
I just want to be sure.
Do you know what? After having done this interview, I'm going to go and watch it again, because it's been a lot of years since I've seen it. But it is one of those films you can watch again and again. And let's face it, who wouldn't want to see Ellen DeGeneres and Sharon Stone?
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