Every year new films are made and old films are rediscovered, and so starting in 2021 — we’ll be updating this list annually with the goal of making it less white, less cis, and most of all, higher quality.
When I was younger and even admittedly sometimes now, I excused the lack of representation on the screen. Last weekend I attended the Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest and got to spend the entire time looking at fully realized, multiple versions of myself on my television. You can do that too, this weekend!
“Ìfé is a story that not many queer people have seen come out of Nigeria. I’m really hoping that, apart from everything else that it does – normalizing the queer experience and being a great source of representation – I’m really hoping that it brings joy to the LGBT community.”
Untimely deaths, lesbian bed death, a creepy heterosexual polyamorous couple; you won’t find it here. Instead, the film takes the approach of exploring the many different loves we have in our lives.
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.
The fearsome thriller exposes the horror of unsupportive white partners.
This is a movie about queer women for queer women. It’s about the way we hurt and the way we hurt each other.
I’ve lamented that I’m never going to see my stories on screen until I make it happen for myself. Never have I felt that to be less true. There are so many of us out there making work for ourselves, and each other.
While the larger conflicts may fall flat, the dramatic minutia when the threesome is going well is really enjoyable to watch.
Just because you leave the movie feeling emotionally fulfilled and intellectually challenged, doesn’t mean it’s any less erotic.
The film goes beyond mere representational milestones. It’s beautiful, it’s laugh-out-loud hilarious, it has two whole musical numbers, three whole Britney Spears references, and is just bursting with queer creativity!
This is a movie about lonely queers. And it’s a movie about queers who sometimes make baffling choices.
Anyone who watches Supergirl knows just how talented Nicole Maines is and she carries this movie with ease. She’s so casually present on screen and she absolutely kills a one-liner.
Instead of counting down the days to see if we get three lines on The L Word reboot, we should be counting down the days until Simone gets to turn this short into a full-season show.
It’s like Girls Trip’s less raunchy kid sister who went to NYU and made some white friends.
Olivia Wilde is a bisexual sex worker in this political satire that also stars a pint sized Yara Shahidi! And they sculpt artwork out of butter? For some reason? I have your weekend Netflix plans all set.
You may not find all these movies romantic date material, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something to work with there.
Feminist films, feminist fonts, and ?. It’s Sunday Funday!
“Princess Cyd isn’t interested in the well-worn plot of queer sexual awakening, the torture of figuring out who you are and the fraught path you have to follow to let other people in on your secret. In fact, Princess Cyd isn’t really interested in plot (or secrets) at all. It’s a character study of two women who clumsily and gently brush up against each other and find new happiness because of it.”
15 horror movies that we can’t promise you won’t regret watching, but at least mostly avoid some of the more eye-rolling tropes of queer women in horror.
Everyone who made this movie needs to go to bed.