‘Before “Will & Grace”…before “Queer as Folk”…before “The New Normal,” there was “Passionfruits.”
With hysterical candor and Technicolor detail, “Passionfruits” explores the unique and beautiful bond between straight women and gay men. The film, which was written and produced by local writer Donna Ison, is a semi-autobiographical account of life in Lexington in the early nineties. It focuses on five fabulous friends who struggle to protect, serve, and entertain their favorite party girl as she searches for love, the meaning of life, and the perfect hooch recipe. At its core, “Passionfruits” is a film about families of choice and the fortitude of friendship.This truly-ahead-of-its-time film was shot entirely in Lexington, and utilizes a number of familiar locations and landmarks. It is being screened as the first event in a new Lexington Film League Series: “The Lost Films of Lexington.”
There will be a Q&A following the film with Ms. Ison and a TBD panel of collaborators.