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Rosebud 1991 15

13 mins United Kingdom Director. Cheryl Farthing

Kay moves into a new flat and finds herself unexpectedly intrigued by the open sexuality of the lipstick lesbian couple next door. Surprised and turned on by the intensity of her feelings, she sets out to change her desire into reality. An erotic tale of voyeurism, power dressing and fantasy, clad in an aesthetic that typified lesbianism in the 90s.

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Directed by

Cheryl Farthing


Julie Graham

Jessica Adams

Rachel Grimstead

Sadie Lee




The Power of Love Gay Cinema - Out of the Archive Love Shorts


15 Contains sex scenes




United Kingdom



Production company

British Film Institute Production

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