Better than Chocolate

Maggie is a young college drop-out who is working in a lesbian bookstore in Vancouver. She meets and falls for Kim, and her life seems to be stable. Then her mom calls, telling her that not only is she getting divorced for the second time, but she and Maggie's little brother are comming to Vancouver, and moving into Maggie's place. If this wasn't horrifying enough, Mom knows nothing of Maggie's sexuality, and so she and Kim have to concoct a plan to break the news gently.

"Just when you think you don't like the Canadians, here's something they can be proud of. This isn't your average lesbian movie staged in the heart of San Francisco..."
Kate Bishop,

"Better than Chocolate has everything: a very attractive cast, a diverse score, numerous subplots and a setting in Vancouver in the summertime..."
Richard von Busack,

"Many lesbian movies are long on charm and short on production values; Better Than Chocolate has a solid dose of both and steamy sex scenes to boot."
Bret Fetzer,

Better Than Chocolate on imdb

GLAAD Media Award 2000 nomination for Outstanding Film (Limited Release)

Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival 1999 Audience Award Best Feature

Yes, these are the right pictures. Peter Outerbridge stars as Judy, the transgendered singer in Better than Chocolate.