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This is the BBC three-part mini-series adaptation of the book by Sarah Waters (author of Tipping the Velvet). This Victorian era lesbian film follows the disparate upbringing of two young women, one raised by thieves, the other by a rich uncle. The girls each have their crosses to bear. When treacherous plotting brings them together, [...]
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 [...]
What was it like to be an openly gay, black woman in the 20th century? This documentary shares a slice of life via the extraordinary Ruth Ellis. In 1919, Ellis was 20 years old and newly out. She ran her own print shop and retired at age 65, she then joined the newly emerging civil [...]
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.
Jenny, a convicted murderer, is recruited by piano teacher Traude Krüger. In spite of Jenny’s violent outbursts and Traude’s conservatism, they find common ground and forge a bond of friendship. This is a hard, raw film with no room for sentiment, especially when the characters’ painful pasts are revealed. Award winning cinema.
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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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Sara’s story is a volatile mix of sexual exploration, coming of age and political upheaval set at the very end of Franco’s dictatorship. Wild clubs, loud music and rebellion are the order of the day and sure to resonate with Grrls and rebels around the globe.
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.
This German film explores the psychology of S&M, B&D, Master and servant. A lesbian dominatrix runs a gallery show in Hamburg and ultimately must face her own desires and fears. This is one to watch more for the subject explored than for the quality of filmmaking.
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.
Alluvial Filmworks present Girls\’ View, a collection of five lesbian-themed short films. Open Studio Rose gave up on her artistic career 30 years ago when she became pregnant. Now, after a life de
Absorbing documentary on lesbians coming of age in the 50’s. Be glad these foremothers paved the way for the liberties you enjoy today!
Interesting take on what constitutes (or doesn’t) lesbian sexuality. While some may see this series as celebration of the wide diversity of human sexuality, others will see it as showing only the most fringe elements of what it means to be lesbian. Love it? Hate it? Watch it for yourself.