Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I Can't Think Straight

2008 British Feature

Cast: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Antonia Frering, Dalip Tahil, Rez Kempton, Daud Shah and Amber Rose Revah
Director: Shamim Sarif
Writers: Shamim Sarif and Kelly Moss

When Tala and Leyla meet in London and begin to fall in love, it's a problem: Tala's wealthy Middle Eastern family is currently planning her wedding, while Leyla is dating Tala's male friend.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 13% / Audience: 59%

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Gay Film Nights International Film Festival Award for Best Feature.
  • International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Canary Islands Award for Best Feature.
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Audience Awards for Best Fiction Feature and Favorite Feature Film.
  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Women's Feature.
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.

  • Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth previously starred in The World Unseen, also written and directed by Shamim Sarif.
  • Shamim Sarif has a cameo during the book signing scene. She asks for the inscription "Amina", which is the name of the character that Sheetal Sheth played in The World Unseen.
  • Shamim Sarif's partner, the film's producer Hanan Kattan, and their two children also make cameo appearances in the film.

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