Run Time: 84 min Release Date: Jul 03, 2012 Year Produced: 2011 Rating: Not Rated Language: English/Closed Captions Directed by: Michael Baumgarten Starring: Ruth Reynolds, Madeline Merritt, Tom McCafferty
This film appeals to: Lesbian audiences

“There’s fantastic chemistry between Reynolds and Merritt, and the love scenes are decidedly hot.” —

Blue-eyed blond bad girl Rachel (gorgeous new lesbian heart-throb Ruth Reynolds) is mature for her eighteen years. An aspiring songwriter, she’s given up on her music after the recent death of her mother — and her neglectful father isn’t around very much.

The arrival of Dad’s new employee Amy (the lovely Madeline Merritt) — staying in their swanky Los Angeles guest house for the weekend — brings Rachel the inspiration she needs. A wholesome college graduate fresh to California from the cornfields of Iowa, Amy happily confesses her dreams and desires to Rachel over the course of the weekend — and the two women gradually fall in love!

“It seems like anything’s possible here.” Amy proclaims as they ramble across the city in Rachel’s Dad’s Hummer. Out and about in Los Angeles the two girls can’t keep their hands off each other. At home in the guest house their activities are even hotter.

Awards & Press Quotes

Best Cinematography
Best Score
Rising Star Award – Ruth Reynolds

Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival

“A lesbian film is unlike any other. But a lesbian film about bittersweet first discoveries sends women flocking to see it, making it onto their list of must-see movies—many of which have become cult classics that warrant viewing parties and repeatable one-liners. The Guest House is that new film, a tale of two young girls who find themselves falling for each other in the most unsuspecting of circumstances.” — Kim Hoffman, (click to read the full rave review).

“A complicated love story, one that is ripe with humor, sex and love… Refreshingly, it doesn’t follow the standard formula of most lesbian films, which seem to either focus on the older lesbian predator seduction, or the curious straight girl story. Rather, The Guest House is a love story between two women, their pasts irrelevant (at first), but their developing love serving as the paramount factor over the course of the film.” — Annie Hollenbeck,

“A stirring lesbian romance and an engaging representation of two women who, against all their own expectations, fall deeply in love.” — Toni James, When Sally Met Sally

“A small, sensual, and honest low-budget film that quite captures your attention. The story has interesting twists and turns that keep the drama alive. This movie is, definitely, another triumph for Wolfe Video.” — DVD Reviews and More

“A thoughtful love story built on the premise of a chance meeting between two young women and the impact that this encounter has on their lives… Ruth Reynolds and Madeline Merritt convincingly portray the relationship between Rachel and Amy as they discover the ability to open up a secret part of each other that has been kept hidden away from others.” —