Hallelujah! Its here, mainstream. The importance of the L word, despite its obvious pampering to the usual beauty and money gods, cannot be overstated. This is soooo important in depicting our 'full' lives - friendships, sex, relationships and cultural differences. I whooped the air when I first saw proper lesbian sex on screen - ie. in context, in relationship neither genteel or pornographic. Thank you Ilene.
Self destructive, sad but true story and what lesbian doesn't want to see Ange kissing Lost star Elizabeth Mitchell
(1998) Starring:John Considine, Scott Cohen, Angelina Jolie Director:Michael Cristofer Certificate:
TV movie based on the true life story of model Gia Marie Curangi. After leaving her troubled family background in Philadelphia for the bright lights, big city of New York, Gia (Angelina Jolie) is soon picked up as a model and immerses herself in the heady world of fashion and glamour as a ..read more »
Sweet, reminiscent of fluffy 4 weddings and a funeral. Engaging enough to forgive its unlikely poshness; ie. that lesbians with flower shops generally can't afford to live in Primrose Hill.
Imagine Me And You
(2006) Starring:Darren Boyd, Piper Perabo, Anthony Head Director:Ol Parker Certificate:
Bittersweet romantic comedy. On their wedding day, Heck (Matthew Goode) and Rachel (Piper Perabo) should be the happiest couple alive. But when Rachel catches the eye of an unexpected female guest at the church, she suddenly knows that Heck isn't the man she's supposed to spend her life with. ..read more »
(1996) Starring:John Ryan, Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon Director:The Wachowski Brothers Certificate:
Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly nearly set the screen on fire in this clever, female-powered twist on the standard Mob caper film. Gershon is Corky, an ex-con renovating the apartment next door to where Tilly's Violet lives. Violet is the moll of psychotic gangster Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), who uses ..read more »
Too many funny bits to mention. I just love this film. Its not pure sapphic but its not meant to be. It was written, acted and directed by the two leads who wrote it apparently on a writing course together. Its quirky and brilliant.
Utter classic, first of its kind that i'd seen or still heard of. Easy art film made by, acted by and for lesbians about their everyday live and relationships. Refreshing and real and 'out'. It went stellar, everyone bought it.
Sadly this is neccessary education. We are not free yet. This still happens in the world. Deftly done film on the worst results of homophobia.
Boys Don't Cry
(1999) Starring:Matt McGrath, Rob Campbell, Jeannetta Arnette Director:Kimberly Peirce Certificate:
In Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) arrives to start a new future for himself. The local community falls for his charms and everyone becomes drawn to his innocence and wit. However, behind the charming persona is a totally different person - Brandon is actually a woman. After ..read more »
Boarding school classic. Strong acting by Piper Perabo.
Lost And Delirious
(2001) Starring:Piper Perabo, Emily Van Camp, Luke Kirby Director:Lea Pool Certificate:
Unrequited love has a lasting effect on three schoolgirls as they navigate life in an all-girls school. Arriving at her boarding school, newcomer Mary Bedford (Mischa Barton) soon becomes friends with roommates, poetry-reading Paulie (Piper Perabo) and over-achieving Tori (Jessica Pare). It doesn't ..read more »
British landmark in depicting lesbian life on screen (TV).
Tipping The Velvet
(2002) Starring:Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville, John Bowe Director:Geoffrey Sax Certificate:
The complete three-part BBC drama series set amidst the lesbian sub-culture of 1890s England. In the first episode Nan, the heroine of the series, meets male impersonator Kitty Butler and begins her first affair. Episode two finds Nan voyaging into the Victorian sexual underworld, where she meets ..read more »