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So My Grandma's a Lesbian!

By JK Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sweet but shallow queer romcom has mature themes.

Movie NR 2021 95 minutes
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Enjoyable and strong performances by Sarda and Forque make the love between Celia and Sofia believable, but they have little to work with. The adult grandchildren, Eva and Jorge, oddly, take up most of the attention, screen time, and focus in So My Grandma's a Lesbian! and so much so that the straight romantic relationship between them far overshadows the love between their grandmothers. The central plot clearly becomes about whether or not they'll end up together. Not exactly a centrally queer story, here, then. Too much of the movie worries about this straight love between Eva and Jorge, how their small town will take the "gay news" of Celia and Sofia, and defending the existence of queer love, like during the moments where characters declare that their love "is the same as straight love."

Further, the adult grandchildren have depth, quirks, idiosyncrasies, and flaws, as do other straight characters. But Celia and Sofia remain weirdly flat. Both are sweet, nice, loving, and clearly good people. But outside of Celia being a little more eccentric and eager to out their love than Sofia, not much separates the two characters. Further, in any more serious film that shares context would certainly have to engage with in some way the kinds of actual danger that many queer people face when coming out. Which is just to say that this movie very casually plays with the "consequences" of coming out, when in most real-world cases, coming out can be very dangerous and/or have incredibly dangerous outcomes. Nevertheless, the acting is committed and believable, the tone is happy and playful, and the intention is good and positive.

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