This rediscovered camp gem is a classic example of the lesbian exploitation genre. That Tender Touch focuses on the twisted break up of lesbian lovers Marsha (Bee Tompkins) and Terri (Sue Bernard) who share a contented life together before dissatisfaction invades their Southern California wood-paneled apartment and Terri runs off to have a normal suburban married life with Ken. But poor Marsha can’t quite let go.
When she shows up destitute on Ken and Terri’s doorstep they agree to let her stay with them. Suddenly it seems every female in the neighborhood is hot for Marsha — the neighbor lady and her precocious teenage daughter, and the sexy British maid. But Marsha only has eyes for Terri.
PLEASE NOTE: This digital transfer has been mastered from a rare 35mm archival print. The film is complete and unedited, but in poor condition after years of wear and tear. The original 35mm print of this film has been donated to Outfest’s Legacy Project at UCLA Film & Television Archive, the pioneering program for LGBT film preservation.
FIVE STARS! -PlanetOut.com
“You gotta love a movie that features the line: ‘I love you Marsha, but it’s wrong!'” — Out Magazine Hot List (June 2007)
“A lesbian pulp fiction novel brought to life.” —Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival
“The sleaziest lesbosploitation film ever made.” – Out Magazine