So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! review – a community-driven LGBTQ+ comedy

January 22, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
Film Reviews, Netflix
3.5

Summary

So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! is surprisingly not provocative in its comedy, but it is a sweet-natured story that encapsulates the flawed, but kind nature of the human race.

3.5

Summary

So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! is surprisingly not provocative in its comedy, but it is a sweet-natured story that encapsulates the flawed, but kind nature of the human race.

This review of Netflix film So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! contains no spoilers. The Spanish comedy was released on Netflix on January 22, 2021.

Well, that’s certainly a title for a film. Its off-the-cuff casual tone can be imagined — So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! is a casual comedy that some quarters of the LGBTQ+ community will relate to; the Netflix film hasn’t got the same feeling and consequences as Happiest SeasonIt feels like the absolute opposite. When a young promising lawyer plans to marry into an ultra-conservative family, her grandma decides to marry her girlfriend, putting her entire situation in danger.

But what I like most about the premise is that the older women care less about other opinions, though they consider their close circle. Their objective is to ensure they present their love, and openly, rather than staying in the closet. There’s a message here; the older you get, the less you care about what people think, yet the strange beauty of it is that we should have that attitude anyway — especially in all walks of life and romance; love whoever you want, we don’t care, so be the daily modern mantra.

Despite the engaging title — Netflix’s So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! is not really a “coming out” story; the narrative follows a community of family and friends dealing with the aftermath of the reveal; there’s this low-key comedy that engages with the characters very naturally; there’s no overreactions or outburst — it’s like a perfect case study of everyone being polite, diplomatic and looking for solutions in a normal situation. And I think that’s the comedy of it; how humans overcomplicate matters that are not worth complicating. The Netflix film spends a long time hinting that religious undertones to character decision-making, and their underlying dialogue.

But this is a sweet film that essentially celebrates love and life. It’s not about the everyday rumblings of living life, but a segment in family life where the settling can feel unsettling. The majority of the film focuses on the young promising lawyer, and their own romantic complications.

So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! is surprisingly not provocative in its comedy, but it is a sweet-natured story that encapsulates the flawed, but kind nature of the human race.

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