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Go Fish

April 18, 2014

Guinevere Turner in person!

USA | 1994 | 83 Minutes | Rose Troche

Actress, screenwriter, and queer film icon Guinevere Turner joins for a special 20th Anniversary screening of the seminal 1994 lesbian romance film Go Fish, which she co-wrote and co-produced with her then-girlfriend, Rose Troche. Followed by Q&A with University of Washington Professor Jennifer Bean. 

Originally screening in SIFF 1994, Go Fish was a groundbreaking, hip, low-budget comedy that celebrated lesbian culture on all levels, and launched the career of director Rose Troche and c0-writer and star Guinevere Turner. Max (Turner) is starting to get desperate after not having a date in 10 months. Then her roommate fixes her up with the introverted and celibate Ely (V.S. Brodie). After much scheming by their friends, these two lonely-hearts come together during a brilliant seduction scene (one word: nail-clippers), and discover the joys of great sex, sensual pleasure, and simply being together.  

Actor/Writer/Producer Guinevere Turner will join for a special post-screening interview and Q+A with University of Washington Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies Jennifer Bean. The conversation will begin with Go Fish but will move through it’s influence on and the growth of lesbian representation in media through the past 20 years.


Guinevere Turner is a writer, director and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut film Go Fish, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in. Her acting roles include parts in The Watermelon Woman, Chasing Amy, American Psycho and Treasure Island. She teamed up with director Mary Harron to write the films American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page. She was a writer and story editor on Showtime’s "The L Word", and she played a recurring character on that show. She has written and directed five short films, two of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She is currently working on raising money to direct feature film she wrote, called Creeps.

Director: Rose Troche
Principal Cast: V.S. Brodie, Guinevere Turner, T. Wendy McMillan
Country: USA
Year: 1994
Running Time: 83 Minutes