The Same Difference takes the lid off of the many boxes that we as a community put ourselves into in respect to gender.
“Yep, that’s right. Out of 314 major Hollywood film releases, one single film — Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy — passed the Vito Russo test with queer female characters.”
Breakout writer/director/actor triple threat, Desiree Akhavan, brings us a three dimensional bisexual Persian lead character and also Robin is at a kink cafe and we all wish we were there, too.
AREN’T WE HILARIOUS??!!
“This is a Valentine for people whose stories haven’t yet been told.”
Tina Belcher, Hero Cat, a t-shirt you’ll probably like, rape culture at its finest, Ava DuVernay’s snub, indigenous women of Canada, Janet Mock interview, CeCe McDonald interview, is self-care ruining your relationships?, a super fucking logical thing re: kids and nutrition, Stevie Nicks, your hat, and so much more!
“The Republicans are funding terrible gay movies to make the entire population straight!”
I know you probably read the longline (Two codependent best friends — one straight girl, one lesbian — and the man who comes between them.) and wanted to shoot yourself, but this movie isn’t about a man at all AND it’s pretty good.
Lesbian movies are notoriously terrible, but these are some real diamonds in the rough. It’s getting colder and darker so there’s no day like today to curl up with a girl-meets-girl-and-shit-gets-complicated film!
I am in an extended food coma from 10 days of eating nothing but fast food and concession stand snacks. Send help. But first, check out these lesbian romcoms, queer comedies and dramas.
In the Turn is a documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of queer roller derby collective, The Vagine Regime.
The lines between friendship and romance blur in this indie comedy that’s about to take film festivals by storm.
“Start-up culture is odd. There’s a lot that I struggle with — it’s not something particularly designed for anyone who isn’t already privileged. It’s hard to go into it without a safety net. There’s a certain element of romanticizing struggle that is hard to internalize as a woman, a queer woman, and/or a woman of color. “
A university student feels pressure to be perfect but finds refuge in the Australian fetish scene.
The film festival was not as gay as hoped, and it turns out I’m still not cynical enough to not cry when ladyqueers say “I do.”
HEY this is an open thread! What are you doing tonight? What are you drinking? What are you watching? Get in here!
Sundance was SUPER FUCKING GAY THIS YEAR, YOU GUYS. Let’s talk about the best queer films.
Talking Pictures is a movie interruption that capitalizes on how awful/awesome queer movies can be. Featuring Hannah Hart, DeAnne Smith, Brittani Nichols and Carly Usdin.
“An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out.”
Get ready to launch into a sci-fi future on film, as imagined by queers of color! Watch those films online and check out Sistah Sinema’s upcoming Valentine’s Day screenings.