I’m watching every lesbian film ever made (Updates posted regularly)

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📅 Published on March 14, 2021

better than chocolate coverBetter than Chocolate

This movie is extremely cheesy, but I love it. For its time, it does a great job of portraying queer and trans experiences, although it’s pretty heavily white. The film also leans heavily on stereotypes, but they approach them with some depth and honesty – for example, a cis lesbian struggling with her feelings for a trans lesbian, a culturally homophobic Italian man, and a sexually free bisexual. This was one of the first films I watched with my first girlfriend (thanks Amy!), so I have a soft spot in my heart for this film, even though it has its weaknesses. Keep an eye out for the unbearably sexy body painting scene. So 90’s.

Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cheese: 🧀🧀🧀🧀🧀

Depressing: 💧

Language: English (Canada)

Year: 1999

Queer Director: No

IMDB | Trailer


so my grandmas a lesbian coverSo My Grandma’s a Lesbian!

There aren’t many films that deal with the issue of coming out later in life. This one, by director Ángeles Reiné, frames itself as a comedy, but the genre doesn’t quite fit the subject matter. As the film progresses, it becomes more honest, and earnest, and the relationship between Celia and Sofia is given more depth and complexity, although it still wildly misses the mark by treating lesbian relationships (as well as a variety of cultures, religions, ages, and neurodiversities) with disrespect and as a joke. It’s too bad. (I still cried during the final scene, though.)

Overall: ⭐️

Cheese: 🧀🧀🧀🧀

Depressing: 💧

Language: Spanish

Year: 2019

Queer Director: Unknown

IMDB | Trailer


Watched but not reviewed:

  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Carol
  • Disobedience
  • Desert Hearts
  • D. E. B. S.
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • The Handmaiden
  • If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Booksmart
  • Blue is the Warmest Colour
  • Room in Rome
  • My Summer of Love
  • RENT
  • Almost Adults
  • Itty Bitty Titty Committee


Not Watched Yet

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Imagine Me & You
  • Kiss Me
  • Saving Face
  • I Can’t Think Straight
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Fingersmith
  • Elena Undone
  • Bound
  • My Days of Mercy
  • Below Her Mouth
  • Loving Annabelle
  • Gia
  • Tipping the Velvet
  • The Half of It
  • The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love
  • Lost and Delirious
  • When Night is Falling
  • The Favourite
  • Colette
  • A Perfect Ending
  • Nina’s Heavenly Delights
  • Alto
  • Monster
  • Heavenly Creatures


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