I found this fascinating quote today:
Claire of the Moon is the butt of many a lesbian joke. Why? Well it’s crap for a start – awful clothes, stilted dialogue and dodgy acting by people who seem to think they’re in the lesbian equivalent of Citizen Kane. Also, it reminds those of us of a certain age, just how desperate we were for lesbian characters; so desperate that we paid out enough money for Claire of the Moon to be seen as a hit.gaelick.com, What’s She Doing Now? | gaelick, Feb 2010
You should read the whole article.