The good news is this one is available on Netflix literally right now, the bad news is (spoiler alert) the angst is real and darker sides of our stories are being told. Awol came out last year and made its way through various queer film festivals.
It’s a charming, very white, American story about two women from rural Pennsylvania. The feature follows a short of the same name that writer-director Deb Shoval came out with back in 2010.
And while the love story is between a baby butch and a straight-acting married mother of two — the relationship feels just so raw and real — it’s worth giving a viewing. But set your expectations carefully — this is not a happily ever film that will leave you feeling light or even offer you hope. It’s a decent movie that tells a realistic love story.