The fact is most of the films about us — and especially the films by us — do not get the attention they deserve. But nobody is better equipped to tell our stories than we are.
Yup, we found 120 films for lesbian, bisexual and queer women that are good enough for one of our most epic lists of all time.
Your time has come, Hinterlands!
Laura’s Team Pick: Pariah is making waves all over the Internet
“I remember holding my breath during pivotal scenes in the movie. I wondered nervously if my brother saw then the direct parallels to his own sister’s life.”
Your favorite fictional queer ladies of the year, from a very unscientific survey.
“Pariah” is the first mainstream American film about an African-American lesbian, and it’s really fucking good. You can watch our interview videos and read some words about it inside this post.
“Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian.”
Focus Features picks up “Pariah” for six figures, which means there’s a really good chance you will actually be able to see it! Like — in the theater even. (!!!)
“Pariah is a feature film about a Brooklyn teenager who juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. “