While preparing for her wedding, Tala meets Leyla, a shy Muslim. Although they come from different worlds, the attraction is immediate and Tala must decide whether to stay true to her culture or to her heart.
The movie is directed by Shamim Sarif and stars Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth. The two actresses star in another movie with lesbian characters, the World Unseen.
Show Me Love revolves around the lives of two high-school aged girls that come from different backgrounds who find themselves attracted to each other. The popular Ellin and the loner Agnes, who attend school in the small town of Åmål in Sweden, deal with different levels of resistance from friends and family to both lesbianism and each other, from Ellin’s friends saying lesbians are disgusting and get AIDS to Agnes’s Mom defining lesbian as “a perfectly normal woman who just happens to fall in love with another woman.”
An interesting bit of trivia about the movie is that when it was released in Sweden in 1998 it beat out Titanic at the box office.
Rome and Juliet follows the romantic journey and soul mating of two straight women caught in a web of forbidden love. Juliet (a conservative pre-school teacher) is a bride to be who befriends and hires Rome (a liberated businesswoman) as her wedding planner. As they go through the preparations, Rome and Juliet develop a deep friendship, a soulful connection and a love that is physically consummated. But conflicts arise when Marc, the groom who is a young politician, shockingly discovers the ongoing relationship between the two women. Angered and humiliated, Marc calls off the wedding and a huge scandal explodes, leaving Rome and Juliet in a state of emotional turmoil. Not long after, Juliet is driven away from home by her mother, gets fired from work and later becomes a victim of a road mishap that puts her in a coma. But in the end, despite all the trials and hurdles Rome and Juliet’s unconventional love for each other remains strong and intense. With Mylene Dizon as Rome and Andrea Del Rosario as Juliet.