Ignored and undistributed upon its debut in 1982, in the decades since, the film Losing Ground has slowly gained the recognition it deserves.
Jourdain Searles is a writer and performer living in Queens, New York. She has written for many publications, including Bitch Media, The AV Club, Vulture, and Thrillist.
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