The Varietyreviewer offered one serious caveat, however: The Politics of Furneeds to be finished on film. Laura doesn't know whether that will happen. The film, she says, "isn't completely satisfying to gay and lesbian audiences," because the machinations of Una and B.'s edgy and finally brutal romance are "not something that Joe Blow moviegoer is psyched to experience -- and that includes gay and lesbian Joe Blow moviegoer. Because the truth is that gay and lesbian audiences want Go Fish."Nor is the film totally satisfying to an art audience, she says, "because it's not arty enough." And it's not satisfying to a mainstream audience, "because it's difficult in certain ways." But it was, in the end, satisfying to me -- in an odd way, her harshest imaginable critic. Next time, maybe, I'll be carrying a walkie-talkie in the driveway, too. For free.LA
The Politics of Fur screens Friday, July 19, 5 p.m., and Saturday, July 20, 9:15 p.m., at the Directors Guild.