crossroads3A lesbian drama that proves coming out can be as hard as staying in.

Even in the present time, coming out for some people can be a tumultuous and heartbreaking moment in their lives.

Some have a family that is completely supportive and embracing, while others can have backs turned on them.

This film takes us through the life of a woman struggling with her inner feelings and attractions for women since an early age.

Christine at the Crossroads embraces her struggle in a way that so many can relate.

Christine (Diane Sokolowich) has known she was a lesbian since she was in elementary school but her mother instilled the social norm into her mind that a man must be with a woman and a woman with a man.

We see this in motion when we catch a glimpse of young Christine playing with Barbie dolls in the beginning of the film. She has two of her female dolls marry each other when her close-minded mother walks in and explains to the child that Ken marries Barbie.

Christine at the Crossroads shows the audience that a strain in true happiness can be apparent even after countless efforts of trying to bury the truth deep inside with hopes that it eventually may disappear.

Christine has been married to James (Brett Moye) for three years. From what is apparent on screen he is a kind and loving husband but she’s just not in love with him. When trying to combat her inner desires for women throughout her entire life becomes too much for Christine to handle, she finally lets go and falls in love with a new co-worker, Jen (Anna Sosa).

Instead of the clichéd love affair in hopes that the clueless husband never finds out, Christine and Jen agree to nothing until Christine breaks it off with James. This film sets the plot on an emotional rollercoaster that leaves our protagonist with one foot in the closet and the other towards freedom.

Her closet proves to be a dark and lonely place, to which she has been shackled throughout her life. This film proves that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and that to be truly happy you sometimes have to be a little selfish.


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