After being together for 27 years, they applied for Domestic Partnership Registration in New York State, during a time where Thea had started showing symptoms from a rare disease. Through bureaucratic mix-ups and massive casualties, no one is sure what ultimately happens to these five soldiers. LGBT lovers will not suffer the way they did. Edie mentions she used to be a well-mannered girl, and that she was married. Flowers is a fairly brilliant, deadpan epic from Jarmusch, rich with pathos and sincerity. Plus, the other single adults in the films Jane Lynch in Virgin and Sharon Stone in Flowers, in particular , are depicted as sour souls looking for new love. When the campus security notified the school about her conduct, she was forced to drop out. Several years later, her legs became totally paralyzed and started using a wheelchair. Though rushed, the fantasy romance that Jeunet paints through flashbacks is inspiring. And, what about the role of the women? Edie and Thea have been in love with each other since they met back in and, from that moment on, they have devoted themselves to the gay movement and fight for LGBT rights. Coincidentally, both of these films will spend the rest of August in theaters, offering two very different perspectives on two very different men, with two very different ideas about sex.