Dieane Weist is over-the-top as a self-absorbed opera star who longs to reconnect with her estranged son. He’s gay but can’t tell her, so he concocts a cover story that predictably unravels in this fast, furious, and very funny farce. A great Buddy Night movie – invite the gang and make popcorn for this gigglefest.
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Best in Show, a mockumentary of the professional dog show circuit, takes every opportunity to laugh at the neurotic ridiculousness of it all while exposing the human drama at its core. The humor ranges from subtle tongue-in-cheek to outrageous camp. Obsessed dog owners and show staff each provide their own entertaining take on the dog [...]
The first season of Futurama finds its space-legs quickly, so get into the action from the beginning. Travel 1000 years into the future with Fry in Space Pilot, see the Isaac Asimov homage I Roomate, discover the William Shatneresque Zapp Brannigan in Love’s Labours Lost in Space, wonder at the future’s take on Willy Wonka’s [...]
The original, brilliant, four seasons of Futurama include 72 episodes of 31st century fun, liberally laced with political and social commentary a la Matt Groening. Features one of the strongest women on TV, Leela, a cyclops alien space ship captain, and one of the cutest, klutzy Amy Wong of the Mars Wongs. Fry (cryogenically frozen [...]
Bad lesbian cinema attempts to explore post-feminist social politics. Poorly conceived and executed, but nonetheless popular with the younger crowd. Plot: young heartbroken lesbian joins a post-feminist micro-cell; vandalism, bickering, sex and more heartbreak ensue. Proof that the bar for lesbian cinema is low enough for a limbo contest. Watch it if you like youthful anger and rebellion, riot grrrl music or if you just need to see a slice of young lesbian life. Enthusiastically acted.
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.
GirlsNite Review by Jennifer Brooks
Arguably the best quality [...]
Sizzlingly hot thriller, it’s smart and sexy, has mainstream production values, and features two lesbian protagonists who come out on top of the game. Corky (Gina Gershon) and Violet (Jennifer Tilly) plot to steal two million from the mob. If it isn’t the first full-fledged lesbian thriller, it’s certainly the best. Bound won’t disappoint.
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Did you ever fantasize about on the road adventure? How about being whisked away by a pair of young lesbian outlaws at knife-point in a stolen taxi? That’s what happens to a frumpy lingerie clerk in this refreshing, original and substantive Argentine film.
Review by Jennifer Brooks
In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m a Futurama geek. Dream job: Futurama writer. I love Futurama. Consider yourself warned.
Matt Groening is famous for The Simpsons TV series and Life In Hell comic strip. He should be even better known for Futurama, the brilliant animated TV series he developed with [...]
ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE
Review by: Jennifer Brooks
This is one for the teen crowd and maybe the twenty-somethings.
Itty Bitty Titty Committee is bursting with unhealthy relationship dynamics, dyke drama, and coming of age angst. The movie is juvenile, and obviously – yet ineffectively – didactic; the social theory lessons in IBTC are delivered with the [...]
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
Review by: Jennifer Brooks
Arguably the best quality lesbian film ever made. Fried Green Tomatoes is a mainstream feature film and has production values to match, plus an all-star cast delivering outstanding performances all around. The story is engaging, supremely acted and masterfully crafted.
Based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the [...]
A taut, suspenseful mystery thriller with many twists, Transfixed explores the seamy Brussels underworld as a serial killer strikes again and again. Good plotting, pacing and acting. A decent Buddy Night choice for lovers of the thriller/mystery genre.
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 [...]
Paranoid Peggy and gargantuan Grizelda are on the run from the law. What they run into is Mortville, a psychoward village ruled by evil Queen Carlotta and her goons. They move in with the resident lesbian couple, Muffy and Mole, but when Peggy switches sides and joins Team Carlotta, the locals foment revolution to overthrow [...]
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 [...]
Michael’s famous, egotistical twin brother Kyle goes missing. Hardboiled Abigail is the detective that teams up with Michael and jumps into Kyle’s world to track him down. Scheming assistants, evasive clients, kinky playmates and determined killers make for an absorbing and at times humorous thriller.
Okay, so this is really more of a gayboy movie, but it’s still a whole lot of singin’, dancin’ queer fun. Timothy’s uptight little town full of Fundies is playing his last few nerves, so he cooks up a love potion that turns everyone into a raving fabulous homo with predictably hilarious results. Good mixed-crowd [...]
“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 [...]
Review by: Jennifer Brooks
This is a smart, funny, fast paced comedy. Lots of movies that just plain suck are tagged “comedies” in attempts to trick people into watching them. This isn’t one of them; Soapdish is the real deal. It’s great the first time around and has a very high repeat viewing value.
Review by: Jennifer Brooks
This is a sizzling hot, masterfully crafted thriller, and among the very best lesbian cinema has to offer. There are many who claim this is not a lesbian film because even though the main characters are gay, the story isn’t about them being gay. For that point alone, I say “Thank [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Grab your cutlass, parrot and eyepatch for some seriously swashbuckling adventure! Captain Morgan (Geena Davis) comes by her pirating license honestly – she inherited it from dear old dad, along with one-third of a juicy treasure map. To get the treasure, Morgan must hunt down the other two-thirds and fend off other greedy pirate crews [...]
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.
Lola can’t commit to anything, especially schedules. When her relationship with her girlfriend hangs in the balance, Lola careens wildly all over San Francisco trying to make good on a promise. Will Lola make it on time? Will she get the girl? Will she trip on her own shoelaces? Run, Lola, run!
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Jamie can’t get an acting gig as a femme. So she decides to try a different angle, and really butches it up. She lands a juicy part as a man, and finds herself required to keep her real gender a secret in order to keep the job. When her sexy “short-guy-loving” co-star Jill takes [...]