My Fiona (2021) was written and directed by Kelly Walker. Within the first 90 seconds of the film, Fiona stops working with Jane, goes to the roof of their office, and commits suicide. That's an amazing way to begin a movie. However, what keeps the plot interesting is the interaction of the people left behind. Jeanette Maus portrays Jane, who has been Fiona's friend and business partner for years. Corbin Reid portrays Gemma, Fiona's wife (and now widow).<br/><br/>Naturally, the two women are devastated. The plot moves forward with Jane and Gemma getting to know each other better, but also--in a way--to spar with each other about who is the more devastated by Fiona's suicide. The movie also includes the women having to battle bias against lesbians and against African-Americans. It's complex, subtle, well acted, and very interesting.<br/><br/>We saw this film virtually from ImageOut, the excellent Rochester LGBT Festival. The movie has a solid 7.3 IMDb rating. I thought that it was even better than that, and rated it 9.
Best friends for life, Jane and Fiona have done everything together since kindergarten - Jane following wherever Fiona will lead. Left devastated and adrift following Fiona's sudden suicide, Jane's only way to make sense of everything is by helping Fiona's widow Gemma care for their young son Bailey. Polar-opposites, the two women have nothing in common save for their shared grief and love for Fiona. But as Jane's help offers some stability, Gemma can't help being drawn to her and an unexpected intimacy builds between them. However, is it enough to mend broken hearts and can Jane really keep living her life vicariously through Fiona's family? —lesbianscene
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