Cliche example of the “Women In Prison” genre, so bad it’s fun now. While it pushed the boundaries back in 1969, this schlocky film includes the requisite sadistic dykey warden, lesbian prison sex, and women-in-chains escape scene. Sexploitation cinema at its best. Makes a good dyke movie night drinking game – spot a straightboy fantasy [...]
The films in this category are both modern and vintage.
Some are modern era lesbian classics, destined to be favorites for years to come, some are vintage works from times when open lesbianism was taboo.
Other titles are vehicles for openly and closeted gay and bi actresses. Aah, the glamour and style of the golden age of Hollywood!
Films in the ‘Classics’ Category:
For several generations of teen girls, Ellen Ripley was the ultimate shero. Stuck in space with a ravenous monster and nothing but her wits, Ripley single-handedly survives the carnage, defeats the relentless terror and heads for home. Or does she? This suspenseful classic sci-fi horror movie is one of the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Films of All Time. Scary good!
Possibly the worst movie ever made, certainly the worst lesbian vampire movie ever made. Honestly, the best thing about this movie is the boxshot. This is so unbelievably bad it does not even qualify as funny Dykesploitation or Processed Cheese Food – it is simply indigestible, unwatchable crap. We include it here only to serve [...]
Long before Victor/Victoria, there was First A Girl. In this wonderful 1935 gem, Elizabeth hits the vaudeville big time by being a drag king pretending to be a drag queen. We couldn’t help ourselves, we laughed the whole way through this lovely, silly movie. Great Buddy Night choice.
Evelyn’s life as a suburban housewife is going absolutely nowhere. Ignored and insulted by the world around her, she takes solace in candybars and shopping. Until she meets spry octogenarian Ninny, who tells her the amazing true story of Idgie and Ruth and the Whistle Stop Cafe.
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“They’re young. They’re in love. They kill men.” How could you not love a slice of dykesploitation cheese with a tagline like that? Wanda and Pearle support themselves by hustling rich guys and then offing them. But the pension plan for that job sucks, and what the girls really want is a normal life with [...]
Modern dykesploitation straightboy fantasy, we have to say that overall, just pass on this turkey. Unless, of course, you want to see two hot, gorgeous actors getting very steamy. If you can put aside all cravings for plot, narrative, direction, originality, creativity or anything other than two hot actors getting steamy, then this is the [...]
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! No, it’s not that cult favorite, but you’ll be wishing it was when these two hokey ’script? we don’t need no stinkin’ script!’ excuses for stringing together a bunch of pseudo-lesbian scenes overheat your VCR. Another fun stinkeroo from the great golden era of 1969 dykesploitation flicks, “Kitten In A Cage [...]
Frederique is wealthy and bored. Why is a young starving artist who lets rich Frederique whisk her off to a lovely villa in St. Tropez. Once there, Why meets and falls in love with Paul, but Frederique wants what she wants, and finds a way to make it happen. A suspenseful and erotic 1968 classic.
Crafty, ruthless and charismatic Irma Vep is not a vampire in the classical sense, but she and her gang of jewel thieves are very much psychological bloodsuckers as they con, seduce and steal their way across the upper-crust landscape of Paris after WW1. An absorbing silent-era classic in serial form. A must for any serious [...]
Processed cheese-food all the way. If this one sounds like a really bad softcore skinflick, it’s because it is a really bad softcore skinflick. But, (there is always a but), this one is so unbelievably bad, it’s funny, a complete riot after a couple of three or four beers. If Ed Wood had survived into [...]
Chris and Tory are olympic-caliber athletes. Their relationship moves over the span of three years from one of mentor to competitors and lovers. The best sports dyke movie ever. Both Chris (Mariel Hemingway) and Tory (real-life olympic athlete Patrice Donnelly) are hot, hot, HOT.
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! This melodramatic 1969 dyksploitation flick revolves around Terri and Marcia, who were doing fine together until Terri decides rabid social homophobia is right after all, and she needs to marry Ken to be ‘normal’. But when Marcia couch-surfs at Terri and Ken’s digs, every girl in the neighborhood, including Terri, is Hot [...]
This Lillian Helman classic deserved its Oscar nominations. Karen (Audrey Hepburn) and Martha (Shirley MacLaine) are the headmistresses at a snooty girls’ school. When a spoiled little brat gets rightfully disciplined, she tells a malicious lie that devastates both teacher’s lives and embroils the town in scurrilous gossip.
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Lovable frump Sister George is a huge TV soap star. But when the studio kills her off, butchy, pushy and loudly abusive actor June Buckeridge (Beryl Reid), who plays Sister George, goes spinning down the drain of miserable, raging alcoholic self-pity. Superbly acted, this film offers a cartoony but engrossing slice of 60’s lesbian life.
Rita Moreno gives one of the most memorable performances of her career in this timeless, over-the-top 1975 comedy classic. Naive, fat schlub Gaetano Proclo needs a safe place to hide out from the mob, pronto – what he doesn’t realize is the seedy hotel he checked into is actually the front for a busy gay [...]
The definitive girl buddy movie. Thelma is a repressed housewife sick of her domineering husband. Her best friend Louise is an overworked waitress who has had bad luck with love. They take off together on a spur of the moment vacation roadtrip, and find their true selves. A must see.
Quality cheese! This is what REAL hokey 70’s dykesploitation films are all about, kids. In Vampyros Lesbos you have hot stripper dykes, pretty ingénues trapped in mental wards, psychedelic nude frolicking, lots of bloody screams and plenty of screamy blood, and a super-hottie vampire countess running around in a bikini and putting the moves on [...]
This German film hits the San Francisco lesbian scene. Not necessarily realistically, but hey, it’s a B movie. Watch it for the novelty and naughty bits, and fast forward to keep it from dragging you to that tortuously boring why-am-I-watching-this? wasteland. Susie Bright costars. Filmed in black and white.