8 Awesome Movies About Queer Girls
From the very first known lesbian movie in 1931 to brand new 2016 lesbian thriller “The Handmaiden,” the subject of lady love has been explored by many different directors, screenwriters and actors.
Not necessarily as many as we’d like, but hey, things can only get better, right?
Here are some of the best lesbian movies to watch, including storylines about pop culture spy girls to the heartbreaking true story of model Gia Carangi.
1. All Over Me,1997
“All Over Me” is the story of a best friend, Claude, falling in love with her straight best friend, Ellen. Its filled with 90’s music, style, rock and roll and deals with a friendship that is pushed to it’s limits because of jealousy, deception and love.
2. Bound, 1996
Channeling Bonnie and Clyde, Corky and Violet plan to steal millions of dollars and frame Corky’s f**kboy boyfriend Caesar. They end up falling for each other whilst dressed in leather jackets and white tanks.
3. GIA, 1998
Angelina Jolie’s stunning yet heartbreaking portrayal of famous model Gia Carangi takes us with her on her rise and fall in the fashion industry, her drug abuse, her love affair with her makeup artist, and her being one of the first high-profile women to die from HIV.
4. But I’m a Cheerleader, 1999.
In this funny and charismatic film, main character Meghan gets shipped off to a reform academy called “True Direction” in hopes of turning her into a heterosexual woman. Even RuPaul features in the satirical film as an ex gay counselor.
4. D.E.B.S, 2004
D.E.B.S is everything. It has 4 bada$$ women leads, sexy school uniforms, Devon Aoki, and some girl on girl kissing. Amy is just about to graduate from lady spy school when she meets jewel thief Lucy Diamond. Sparks fly and the girls are torn between fighting against each other and kissing each other.
5. The Kids Are Alright, 2010
When two teenagers want to find their biological father and involve him in their family, their mothers, played by Jodie Foster and Annette Bening, find it tricky.
6. Blue Is The Warmest Color, 2013
This movie was all the hype when it first premiered at Cannes Film Festival. The beautiful cinematography, hand in hand with the stunning acting by Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulus, created an instant hit. It tells the tale of a young adult coming to terms with being gay and exploring herself with an older, more experienced lover. Although some critics said the sex scenes had been too long and graphic and took issue with the fact that it was presented by a male director, it won the Palme d’Or and became a huge hit.
7. Carol, 2015
Carol is set in 1950’s Manhattan, when gay rights were far from talked about publicly. A rich mother, Carol, meets a department store clerk, Therese, and they soon become romantically involved. It depicts the struggle Carol faces when her husband gets wind of her new romance and tries to portray her as an unfit mother.
8. The Handmaiden, 2016
South Korean film director Park Chan-Wook’s new film “The Handmaiden” is not only a love story but also a thriller. It has been adapted from a Victorian novel and is now set in Japanese-occupied Korea. Sook-Hee goes to work as a maid for heiress Lady Hideko in a grand scheme to cheat her out of her money and send her to a madhouse. But the story then takes a turn and we see Sook-Hee falling her her boss, the heiress. It’s in theatres now so click here to find showtimes.