WOMEN'S FILMMAKER BRUNCH
Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
Sewall-Belmont House, $35
Forlorn fans of the '90s melodrama Melrose Place will find themselves at home and intrigued by The Complex (), a tale of a bevy of lesbians co-existing in an apartment building. The show is described on its Web site as an Internet soap opera later developed for a now-defunct gay cable network. True to form, there's no lack of sex, intrigue, catty comments or backstabbing in this complex -- or maybe the name of the show refers to the emotional problems many of the characters seem to be suffering. It's certainly not a reflection on the depth of the material. As with the soul-searching Melrose crowd, at least there's eye-candy here, even if many of the attempts at humor are eye-rollers. Regardless, the creative team behind The Complex, presents a fun look at lesbian life in southern California -- just mind whose parking spot you're taking when you drop by for the afternoon.
The actresses from The Complex will speak at this year's Women's Filmmaker Brunch, which will also include screenings of Ruthie & Connie (see listing for Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theatre) and a talk by that film's director and stars, as well as Hand on the Pulse (see listing for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m., Goethe Institut), with a talk by director Joyce Nestle. -- KC
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