Spider Lilies is of course my 2nd Favourite Lesbian movie of all time as listed in my Ten Commandments post.
This movie is close to perfection. I should have made a video of it long before but I have been waiting for a Bluray or even HD rip to do it. Unfortunately there was no such luck and so I have chosen to wait no longer and use my DVD source instead. So forgive the less than usual quality.
As for the movie, the reasons it resonates with me so much is first and foremost, the depth of Jade’s love for Takeko! A love that lasted for ten years in the absence of her first and only love in Takeko! Seriously, the only other love that I can think of that rivals Jade is Homura’s love for Madoka that survived lifetimes and tragedies unknown to no man that would drive anyone insane!
Another reason is also what Takeko went through but in the end she overcame all that pain and fear and chose to love again, to love Jade.
And finally speaking of pain, I am forever grateful that despite everything we did not have a BAD END! I am still in shock, 10 years later, that we did not get a BAD END given what the story was and looking at the other films at the time.
Really, Spider Lilies is one of those rare gems that I am glad I got the chance to see and own.
The only reason it is on second place is because the ending was too safe. If anyone isn’t paying attention they would not understand it and in fact in the beginning I detested the ending because I did not get it then but now I do.
Anyway, enjoy the vid, supported by yet another song from Leona Lewis…