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Film / The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

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A 1995 indie film directed by Maria Maggenti and released by Fineline Features (New Line Cinema's former specialty films division) about two girls who (you guessed it) fall in love.

Randy Dean, a 17-year-old lesbian, is in her final year of high school and is getting failing grades. One day, Evie Roy, a girl from Randy's school, stops by the gas station Randy works at, wondering if her tire needs more air. This is the moment that Randy and Evie talk for the first time, and from then on they start hanging out with each other and eventually fall in love with each other.


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  • Alpha Bitch: Two out of three of Evie's friends in high school are gorgeous, fashionable, and prone to bullying Randy for her lesbianism. They more or less cut ties with Evie once she comes out of the closet to them. Averted for the third friend, who's generally nicer and more supportive of Evie, but too meek to properly stand up to the others.
  • Based on a Great Big Lie: Despite the film having "incredibly true" in its title, it is not based on a true story. The "incredibly true" part probably comes from a play that is mentioned a few times in the film, which, according to what people say about it, is a play about lesbian romance that is based on a true story.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: The film ends with a shot of Randy and Evie hugging and kissing each other in front of all of the arguing people outside, which all started with the two running away from Evie's mom after they ruined the house by making a huge dinner the preceding night. What happens to the two is not shown.
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  • Butch Lesbian: Randy.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Pretty much goes without saying, with this being a film about lesbians and all.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Randy and Evie really should have thought better than to cook such a large and extravagant dinner for themselves that was too big for just the two of them and that made such a huge mess in the house. Or that they would, on that same night, have sex in the bed of the latter's mother.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Subverted with the title. It is indeed about two girls who fall in love, but it's not based on a true story.
  • The Fantastic Trope of Wonderous Titles
  • Has Two Mommies: Randy lives with her aunt, her aunt's girl friend, and her aunt's ex who needs a place to stay. That's basically three mommies!
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Randy has light red hair and ends up with Evie at the end.
  • Improbably Female Cast: Even for a film about lesbians, there seems to be a ludicrous amount of female characters, with only around two or three male characters appearing in the whole film.
  • Lesbian Romance: The movie has the words "two girls in love" in its title, what did you expect?
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  • Mayfly–December Romance: Before she hooks up with Evie, Randy is having an affair with an older married woman named Wendy, much to the irritation of the latter's husband Ali.
  • No Antagonist: Just two girls in love and the rippling effects it has on their lives.
  • Parents Walk In at the Worst Time: A variant. Evie's mother walks in on her daughter having a good night's sleep with Randy after their sex session from the preceding night, and gets quite pissed at her daughter upon discovering this.
  • Running Gag: Everyone quips "Nice car" whenever they see the impressive set of wheels that Evie drives. Even Ali, who initially thought she was another young girl his wife was having an affair with.
  • Tomboyish Name: Randy, which is only fitting, for she is a very tomboyish girl.
  • You Are Grounded: Near the end of the film, one of the things Evie's mom says as she is mad at Randy and Evie is that the latter is grounded forever.


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