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"Despite [Léa] Pool's blithe European denial of the politics of sexual identity, the decision to cut short the lesbian character's coming of age through madness and self-destruction has an inevitable ideological edge. By the very fact of resorting to the pre-Stonewall trope of figuring such destruction as a lesson for the heterosexual characters' own interrupted coming of age, Pool loses her nerve, backtracking into an oddly incongruous and anachronistic othering of Paulie's sexual and gender identities."
-- Thomas Waugh

Waugh, Thomas. The Romance of Transgression in Canada: Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006. (p. 132)