Amazingly, director Marielle Heller doesn’t seem to care if the audience is willing to forgive Israel. She has a better question, one we never ask about lesbians on TV and in film.
Freshly returned from Frankfurt, Germany where Rafiki won its first two international awards at the Lucas Festival and following the first commercial screenings of the film in Kenya, I caught up with Sam to talk about her unexpected fame and the controversy surrounding her debut film.
We’re all used to watching movies and rooting for the lesbians to live — lesbian horror movies make the gamble that everyone else in the audience will, too.
Queering heteronormative tropes is certainly my favorite way to spend Thanksgiving.
Just some gal pals who righteously and gleefully killed their predators, who ruined powerful men’s lives and careers.
Kenya’s LGBT community is celebrating after a ban on a film accused of “promoting lesbianism and homosexuality” was lifted by a High Court on Friday. This will be the first time in Kenya’s history that a film with openly lesbian themes will be screened commercially.
This summer’s top Mommi murder mystery!
I mean, I know basically every woman was dressed gay in the ’90s, all that leather and flannel and everything, but Carol Danvers’ wardrobe is next level.
The biopic of Colette is only a fragment of her life, the one in which France’s most prolific writer realizes she cannot be contained.
Thirteen of the queerest films from Kanopy, a database you can access through your local library!
Lesbian mumblecore is practically its own genre at this point, but there’s something extra sweet and authentic about this movie.
Not only is it momentous to see stories with Asians at the forefront, this film does one better by centering on the experiences of different generations of Asian women.
Here are some of the most memorable movies in the cannon of “films that have significant lesbian sex in them.”
“I want to prove that money can be made off of women’s sexual stories. It’s not just a queer thing. It’s about women receiving pleasure, and giving pleasure. It’s still completely taboo.”
Gillian! Anderson! touches! Kate! McKinnon!
“There’s no male gaze in this movie, none whatsoever. Desiree Akhavan is a queer woman and her screenplay co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele is a queer woman too. It matters.”
You’ve never heard “you made me buy boat tickets!” quite like this before!
You’ve heard about Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny’s new Lizzie Borden movie, but now you can see the horror and the trauma with your very own eyes!
Whether or not Alia Shawkat’s indie lesbian film lands with you in any real emotional way will probably depend on whether or not the characters grate on you.
Unfortunately, the majority of lesbian movies end with women throwing themselves from the roofs of buildings or having their hearts obliterated — but there are a handful of lesbian films guaranteed to make you smile or swoon or just feel a general sense of queer contentment.