We were rooting for you.
“It’s as if the BET classic Player’s Club ran head first into Hustle and Flow, but cast a cadre of child stars turned ingenues.”
No false promises of “girl power” or happiness. Just a reassurance that being alone together is better than being apart.
Lavish parties, duck racing, powered wigs, and lesbianism — and everybody gets an Oscar nomination.
It’s been a banner year for queer women on the big screen!
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.
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!
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.
Lesbian mumblecore is practically its own genre at this point, but there’s something extra sweet and authentic about this movie.
“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.”
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.
In which I hope this is actually just an hour and half long PSA for heatstroke.
When was the last time a motion picture centered itself on the premise that a teenage, mixed race, black lesbian is worthy of support and love from everyone surrounding her? It’s simple and tender and because of those things it’s groundbreaking.
“It could have been longer.”
“I don’t know why I watched it, I guess maybe I wanted to get destroyed again and Netflix didn’t exist yet. I feel like my entire generation will never recover from this film.”