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Film / The Party (2017)

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The Party is a 2017 tragicomedy film directed by Sally Potter in which Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) hosts a house party to celebrate her appointment as the Shadow Health Minister and drama ensues.

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  • All Lesbians Want Kids: Played for Drama. Jinny is thrilled at the prospect of becoming a mum, but Martha is more ambivalent and worried about losing Jinny to their children.
  • Butch Lesbian: Martha, who dresses and behaves more masculinely than her wife, Jinny.
  • Deliberately Monochrome
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Jinny, who is dressed more femininely than her wife, Martha, and is pregnant with triplets.
  • No Party Given: Although it's heavily implied that Janet is a Labour MP, the party name is never explicitly stated.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Janet and Bill have both been having an affair without the other realising, and with the same person, no less.


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