It’s too easy to note that small places are slow at addressing issues of gender and sexuality while not exploring why. This is the answer to the why (and it’s one that AWOL addresses exceptionally well): Because there are far bigger fish to fry.
Misandrist. Lesbian. Vampires.
Wanna watch a Netflix movie with lesbian, bisexual or queer characters? We’ve got your round-up of every Netflix lesbian movie currently streaming, broken down by whether or not it is good or sucks.
“First everybody chews spaghetti really loud.”
Getting snowed in this weekend? Dive into these lesbian books with film adaptations; you’ve got the perfect thing to watch once you’re done.
“If Carol really wanted an Oscar for Best Picture, Haynes should have had Harge and Carol reunite as he sewed a severed arm back onto her body and chased away the bear that mauled her, waving his torch and singing the song of heroic, indispensable men and dudes and fellas and lads and boys and brotherhoods, all along the way.”
“Also known as ‘spiraling,’ this is the emotional comedown. Like drugs, your serotonin levels have been depleted and possibly you’re dehydrated. You’ve witnessed for maybe the first time in your life a realistic portrayal of all of those times your heart has screamed until it got short of breath and girl you are reeeeeeeling.”
“Janeane Garafalo stars as Helen, who considers herself a witch first and lesbian second.”
Three films with lesbian/bisexual actors and/or characters were announced within the last 24 hours: Hannah Hart’s “Dirty Thirty,” Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny’s Lizzie Borden movie and Michelle Rodriguez in one of the worst ideas for a movie, ever.
Remember children, these movies are imaginary, but the horror is real.
Perhaps the best praise I can give Carol is that ten minutes into it, I forgot it was my job to be a critic. Twenty minutes in, I forgot I was watching a movie at all.
“When did I become so silly! Look at me, riding horses and driving backwards on the highway! Who knew girls were so much like drugs or like aerial gymnastics?”
We watched seven films screening at NewFest this weekend to see which ones — if any — had a happy ending.
“Nothing provides plausible deniability like the supernatural, and so classic Hollywood horror films were practically primed for representations of homoeroticism and heterosexual anxieties about queer life, which was already horrifying to the mainstream.”
“A murder, Fred Armisen, a bar mitzvah and Molly Shannon.”
Yup, we found 100 films for lesbian, bisexual and queer women that are good enough for one of our most epic lists of all time.
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??!!