This touching, 1991 Canadian film directed by Cynthia Scott takes the unusual step of casting nonprofessional actors, and the gamble pays off very well indeed. The story concerns eight elderly women
A good drama sucks you in and does not let go until the end.
This is the place to find good dramas with strong female leads, straight and gay.
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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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Whether or not you know what the secret of The Crying Game is, is irrelevant – this stylish, suspenseful psychological thriller is sure to keep you glued to your seat until the very last frame. Powerhouse performances by a stellar cast give vibrant voice to classic themes of love, loss, loyalty and redemption.
Michelle is tough and street-wise, Marie is shy and naive. Together they escape form the loony bin and join the circus. A typical Jean Rollin film, minus zombies and vampires. Or are they really all just zombies and vamps in regular clothes – who’s to say what is real and what is simply in our [...]
It’s like stepping into 1920s London! Evangeline and Beatrice Eliott struggle to survive on their own after the death of their father. They overcome the many obstacles and surprises lying in wait with creativity, strength and grace — which is all the more impressive considering women of that era were afforded little freedom. They succeed [...]
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.
Need to have all five L Word seasons in your hot little hands? Good news — now you can! Catch all the drama, love, laughs and twists while curled up snugly in bed with a blanket and popcorn or with a group of friends on the couch. We’ve heard of all-weekend L Word marathon parties [...]
It’s the lesbian TV series. L Word is known and loved around the world, and has spawned a few L Word-esque shows at home and abroad. The L Word follows the lives, loves and dramas of a group of (mostly) glamorous L.A. lesbian, bisexual and transgender friends. Why torture yourself watching the series one episode [...]
Geena Davis totally rocks this furious thriller, and we highly recommend it. One of the strongest female lead characters in filmdom. Eight years ago, Samantha Caine lost her memory. Now, a cheap detective (Samuel L. Jackson) must help her remember the past before it buries them both. What’s forgotten is not always gone, and you [...]
When college student Mickey disappears, her parents hire butchy private eye Jill to find her. Following the clues after Mickey’s body turns up, Jill gets way too involved with the prime suspect, Mickey’s married poetry lecturer Diana (Kelly McGillis). Steamy lesbian sex scenes with Kelly McGillis (still as hot as in her Top Gun days), [...]
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.
A very good but sad movie; love, prejudice, compassion and acceptance are central to this touching film. Fariba is forced to flee Iran and the death penalty for her crime of loving a woman. In Germany, she assumes a male identity and falls in love with Anne before she tragically must return to Iran.
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 [...]
Conservative Christian college teacher Camille meets unrestrained circus performer, Petra. The women fall in love, and Camille must decide between marrying her longtime boyfriend and becoming co-chaplain of the college, or running off to join the circus and being with Petra.
When Night is Falling has dreamlike, sensual imagery and overly obvious religious and moral conflicts. [...]