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 [...]
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Forbidden love at a girls’ boarding school. This movie could have been a fun, intense fantasy of seduction, but instead settles for disjointed, boring and depressing. Loving Annabelle has its very strong supporters, so don’t take our word for it. Watch for yourself and then let us know what you think.
GirlsNite Review by Jennifer Brooks
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best friends Gwen and Lise spend every summer together, but this year, Lise can’t come. Gwen explores her budding sexuality with the local yokels, unaware of the real reason Lise has to stay home. As the summer progresses, the delicate dance between their deeply intimate love/hate friendship and the harshness of teen angst spirals into [...]
A series of gruesome sexual killings plunges Detective Catherine Palmer (Ellen Barkin) into a secret club of S&M lesbians and a growing attraction to Vickie (Peta Wilson), the chief suspect. A tight, suspenseful erotic thriller with good chemistry between Barkin and Wilson.
Shot in a quasi-documentary style, Ho Yuk (Let’s Love Hong Kong) follows the lives of three lesbians in a near-future version of the bustling Asian port city. Chan works as a fetish stripper on an interactive website, Nicole is a businesswoman who gets her yayas watching Chan on her computer every night, and Zero is [...]
Award winning filmmaker Karen Everett gives us a no-holds-barred look at her sexually charged love life by revealing every juicy detail.
While examining the human ability to redefine ourselves and reshape what we think “love” means, Everett masterfully weaves images of lesbians making their way through present-day sex clubs and attending masturbation seminars. Drawing on her [...]
The ancient practice of Tantra is explored and demystified in the context of women loving women.
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 [...]
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.