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Catholic schoolgirls rule

By |2018-01-16T10:43:42-05:00October 12th, 2006|News|

Poor little lesbian Annabelle. The daughter of a senator with presidential aspirations, Annabelle (Erin Kelly) has been raising hell – and making headlines – with her rebellious behavior. After being expelled once again, she lands in an all-girl Catholic boarding school.
Did somebody say “all-girl Catholic boarding school?” My, what a unique setting for a lesbian drama. Could one of the themes be “forbidden love?”
Why, yes. The premise is set early on as Annabelle takes a special interest in Simone (Diane Gaidry). But Simone isn’t one of Annabelle’s peers. Simone is an English teacher twice Annabelle’s age.
Annabelle is a girl used to getting what she wants. No doubt her good looks and privileged background have served her well in her life. She also smokes, has a nose ring and wears a lot of jewelry that isn’t Pope-approved. She is not deterred when Simone doesn’t take the bait. She just keeps fishing. Hey, she’s banished to a boarding school. She’s got all the time in the world.
Annabelle doesn’t try to hide her lesbianism. During a late night truth-or-dare type game that includes slugs of whiskey, she tells her roommates – Cat (Gustine Fudickar), Kristen (Michelle Horn) and Colins (Laura Breckenridge) – that she’s slept with a woman.
“Finally, a lesbian,” says Cat. “I was always afraid we were never going to have one.”
Of course, it turns out they had one all along, as Simone has Sapphic side. She also has a token boyfriend she’s in no hurry to move in with.
“Loving Annabelle” is a must-see for anyone who wishes the high school teacher they crushed on would have loved them back. It’s important, though, that these folks not be deterred by a formulaic script or all the plot cliche trappings of an “all-girl Catholic boarding school.”
Most importantly, for “Loving Annabelle” to work, we have to buy that Annabelle is way mature for her age and very different from the thousands of students Simone has taught over the years. We have to believe that Simone would be justified in being seduced by what is really just a precocious teen.
So will she sacrifice her career and risk possible jail time encouraging Annabelle to be teacher’s pet?
I can’t tell you that. What I can tell you is that this movie would make Mary Kay Letourneau proud.

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