Sapphic Underground – Lesbian Film Review: Summerland

Kennedy from Sapphic Underground reviews the lesbian film ‘Summerland’

Summerland || In the mid 1970s Alice Lamb, a reclusive writer, lives by the seaside in a small town in Kent where she is bullied by local children and viewed as a witch. She has lived in the village since the 1940s.

During WWII, as part of the war effort, she is entrusted with the care of a young boy, Frank, who has come from London where it is unsafe. Though Alice does not want to care for him as she fears it will interfere with her work, she reluctantly lets him stay believing that he has nowhere else to go and she will be able to be rid of him a week.

Reluctantly bonding with Frank, she begins to remember her previous connection with Vera, a young writer who she met and fell in love with during her university days.