Reading Between the Lines: Queer Books on Film

Is it true that the book is always better than the film? These four classic adaptations might very well indicate otherwise...

Todd Haynes’s highly anticipated adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s Carol – a lesbian novel notorious because of its happy ending – is expected later this year, so in preperation we’ve looked back over our cinematic past to examine what happens when queer books become queer films. Is it true that the book is always better than the film? These four classic adaptations might very well indicate otherwise.

After watching the films, you can join us to discuss them at Flare Book Group.

From the archives

The Color PurpleThe Color Purple

Alice Walker’s classic tale of female friendship and the power of love to overcome oppression.

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Flare Book GroupFlare Book Group

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafeFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

A Hollywood adaptation of Fannie Flagg’s epic best-seller boasting clever dialogue and wonderful performances.

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OrlandoOrlando

Beautiful adaptation of Virginia Woolf's gender-bending, time-traveling love letter to Vita Sackville-West.

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Strangers on a TrainStrangers on a Train

Hitchcock’s classic psychological crime drama drips with homoerotic intrigue, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s taut novel.

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