It's difficult to clearly mark "queerness" in stone. I don't think that in the particular case of Heavenly Creatures it matters whether or not Peter Jackson, Kate Winslet or Melanie Lynskey are homosexual or heterosexual. The film's queerness still measures up to those directed and acted by truly queer individuals. I can believe, however, that the queerness of a film could be detracted by its makers' heterosexuality. In the case of Female Trouble, I absolutely believe that it's queerness was birthed by John Waters and his fan base gave it an even clearer identity. It is probably safe to say that a large portion if not majority of John Waters' fans fit into the LGBT category, which gave him an immediate captivated audience for many of the films he created. Many people were bothered when Brokeback Mountain appeared on the big screen, because none of the actors were actually gay in real life. As a straight person, I feel less qualified to pass judgment, but I didn't think the film suffered one bit from its casting. This film, as well as Heavenly Creatures, has led me to believe that a "queer eye" is not as important as one may think. It may affect the films initial popularity with the gay community, but as Harvey Fierstein said in the documentary we viewed earlier in the semester, any representation is better than none at all. I think that Peter Jackson's interpretation of Juliet and Pauline's relationship is really captivating and interesting. They way the girls miss each other, and Juliet's jealousy regarding Pauline's relationship with the lodger were both realistic and beautifully told. The letters they write to one another in their fantasy world are so unique and fantastical; I think Peter Jackson did an excellent job.