the book of gabrielle


DIRECTOR: Lisa Gornick
GENRE: Drama, Comedy
DURATION: Feature
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2016

SYNOPSIS: Gabrielle is writing an illustrated guide book on sex called How To Do It. At a book signing, she meets Saul, an established heterosexual male writer. She both loves and hates his work which has seeped into her secular Jewish life from childhood. The more Gabrielle tells him about her book the more he wants to know about her life, the relationship with her younger girlfriend Olivia and her determination to ‘stop using my penis in sex’. As her book takes form, is Saul jealous or desirous? Their friendship is tested as is Gabrielleโ€™s relationship with Olivia. The film muses on how we write, how we draw, and what influences us.




the book of gabrielle