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So many films about lesbian and queer women are created by male directors, for the male gaze. They more often than not cast slim, white, femme, conventionally attractive and heterosexual women to play their main characters. It's boring and frustrating.
Rumor has it that Jess and Jules were actually supposed to end up together, but at the last second, the filmmakers shied away from a lesbian storyline. Their chemistry is palpable and we're supposed to believe they're both into their dude coach?? Every time Keira's character emphatically insists she's not gay, somewhere in the world a lesbian dies.
Excitingly, for all those who feel a body of decent lesbian cinema is overdue, two films will be coming out later this year: the above-mentioned Caroland Freeheld with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. The age difference is stark, but beyond this, the narrative of lesbian conversion is there in all its problematic glory, throwing up questions about sexual identity and coercion. Not only by using an uncomfortable stereotype about predatory lesbians, but also by treating sexual identity as if it were a taste in food: here, try the asparagus; if you eat it enough you might like it. Arguably, The Price of Salt is more complex than that.
With so much violence and discrimination toward the gay community, it has been a huge breath of fresh air to see more homosexual representation in the film industry. All of the movies mentioned were groundbreaking and definitely refreshing to see; however, they all focus on the romance between men. Lesbians are overwhelmingly underrepresented in Hollywood.
What exactly makes a film a lesbian film? Does it simply require lesbian characters, or must it focus primarily on a lesbian story lines? Trying to create a neat box in which a film will either fit or not fit is almost as impossible as creating neat boxes into which people themselves can fit.
This article lists lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender-related films. The list includes films that deal with or feature significant LGBT issues or characters. The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed.
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A recent study published in the Archive of Sexual Behavior echoed previous research that provided perhaps unsurprising statistics about the female orgasm. But in the new improvised comedy The FeelsLu Angela Trimbur is one of those bisexual women in a same-sex relationship who just can't come. And she doesn't tell her fiancee this, of course—nor does she tell any of her friends.