Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Maria Maggenti Interview

Item

Title

Maria Maggenti Interview

Subject

Motion pictures
Lesbianism in motion pictures

Description

This segment shows a short interview with filmmaker Maria Maggenti about her 1995 film The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love. Maggenti first developed the script of the film as a project for NYU’s Graduate Film Program, but abandoned it after several years of trying to work through much darker themes. She explains that, while the film deals with highly politicized topics like coming out, and interracial relationships, the film’s tone remains light and comedic. In this segment, Maggenti describes the making of the film, which included a crew that was entirely women, none of whom were paid; rather, she explains the film provided women the opportunity to expand their careers in the industry. The film was released on June 16th, 1995, and distributed by New Line Cinema. It also participated in several film festivals in 1995, including Sundance.

Creator

Linda Chapman [Executive Producer]
Mary Patierno [Executive Producer]
Ana Maria Simo [Executive Producer]

Date Created

1995

Contributor

Maria Maggenti [interviewee]

Rights

Copyright Dyke TV: Linda Chapman, Mary Patierno, Ana Maria Simo. Tapes and digital files held by the Lesbian Herstory Archives. Tapes reproduced with permission from the copyright holders.

Format

Video Recording

Language

en-US

Identifier

028-05_ny-life-referrals_a_c.mp4

Coverage

New York, New York, United States

Citation

Linda Chapman [Executive Producer] Mary Patierno [Executive Producer] Ana Maria Simo [Executive Producer], “Maria Maggenti Interview,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed November 27, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/813.