Guinevere Jane Turner was born on May 23, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and is openly gay. She is the oldest of six children, with three younger brothers and two younger sisters.
Guinevere Turner grew up watching movies from the 40’s and 50’s. When she was in her twenties she was talking to her girlfriend about how there were no movies that described their experiences. She was in school to become a novelist and her friend was a director, so the two of them set out to do their first film together and learned along the way. They later got their first film into the Sundance Film Festival where people started to notice Guinevere as a an actress, and the roles started to come in.
Actress Guinevere Turner is know for her roles in Chasing Amy, Dogma, American Psycho, also playing the lead role of the dominatrix Tanya Cheex in the 1997 movie, Preaching to the Perverted. She is also a screenwriter and has written for films such as Go Fish, American Psycho, Spare Me, Hummer, BloodRayne and many more. The film Go Fish came out on June 10, 1994 where she played Camille ‘Max’ West which she co-wrote and co-produced with her then-girlfriend, Rose Troche. The film was directed by Kevin Smith. While filming Kevin Smith found inspiration for two of his own movies, Chasing Amy and Dogma, which Guinevere would later star in.
Go Fish – 1990’s Indie Lesbian Flick
The movie Preaching to the Perverted was originally created for the BBC and was later dropped because it was not suitable for broadcast on UK television. The film was picked in April 2004 by BBC One and was released in 1997. The film was banned in Ireland. It was later remastered in 2013 and put onto Blu-ray by a Kickstarter campaign page created by it’s fans. The film stars Guinevere Turner as Tanya Cheex, a New York dominatrix.
Mary Harron directed this biographical film, The Notorious Bettie Page is a 2005. The screenplay by was co-written by Harron and Guinevere Turner and focuses on 1950s pinup and bondage model Bettie Page. Guinevere Turner was originally slated to star as Bettie Page but the role was given to Gretchen Mol when producers had difficulty raising money.
PLOT: The movie The Nortorious Betty page is about an ambitious, yet naïve and devout young Christian woman who longs to leave Nashville after a childhood of sexual abuse, a failed wartime marriage, and a gang rape. She leaves for New York to pursue a career in acting.
Guinevere Turner was one of the writers on The L Word (TV series) from 2004 to 2005.
Guinevere Turner was matched up on a date by Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger with The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Rosie Pierri. (Below) She has dated fellow writer/director Rose Troche, Portia de Rossi and Tracy Chapman.