Hide and Seek | 1997
A lyrical essay on the ecstasy and anguish of adolescence--taking as its subject the childhood memories and prepubescent fantasies of lesbians--which helps provide a personal perspective on the nature versus nurture debate as it relates to the formation of a woman's sexual identity. In the 1960s, Lou is a 12 year old girl who daydreams in a tree house, tries not to watch a sex education film, wins a rock throwing contest, and is horrified to discover that her best friend is taking an interest in earrings and boys. Interwoven with Lou's story are the mostly hilarious, sometimes painful recollections of adult lesbians who try to figure out how they ever got from there to here. Completing the picture are clips from a wide array of old scientific and educational films.