Sapphilms I've seen...

Discussion in 'Movies with Lesbian/Bi Themes' started by Greg, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Greg

    Greg Well-Known Member

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    Hey! It's Greg. First of all, please let me apologize for that terrible portmanteau in the thread title. It sounded better in my head. :D Anyway, here are the movies I've been fortunate enough to see thus far with lesbian content in part or whole. I've only got, um, FIVE here (well, six)...*ahem ahem*...trust me, I've looked through the lists. I know about the dozens and dozens I haven't gotten around to yet, I shall eventually! But here they are, five (six) very diverse pictures in their own unique ways:

    Heavenly Creatures (1994): I have a big crush on Melanie Lynskey, and Kate Winslet's pretty cute herself. And they create their own little world to project themselves into. First time I saw this, all I could remember was the, uh...violence...yeah, it's dark...but definitely worth more viewings. One of those movies you can get a little lost in.

    But I'm A Cheerleader (1999): I already covered this one in another thread. But I love it;
    so odd and offbeat, in such a hilarious way. And Melanie Lynskey—again! Wonderful parody of weird real life. Funny scene in the gay bar that turned romantic. And call me crazy, but making them punish themselves for thinking gay thoughts with electroshock...bizarrely kinky! Or could have been, under the right circumstances. I think Sinead actually liked it.

    If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000): I couldn't really get into the whole political aspect of this from era to era, but everything between and around that was fantastic. Well, incredibly sad at first in vignette one, of course...hot and heavy in two...and asking who doesn't love Ellen would've been unnecessary a decade ago. But I actually referenced this movie in a story, with half a married lebcup (named Portia—coincidence; I swear I didn't plan that) and her bi galpal sitting together watching it, especially excited as Michelle and Chloë are about to get together.

    Rent (2005): if we can count it...saw this recently, and while a small part of the whole thing, the relationship between Maureen and Joanne is just...very attractive. And they've got a big song all their own for those couple scenes, "Take Me Or Leave Me."

    And Then Came Lola (2009): all right, so this one's gratuitous. I still really like it, which might say something about my taste in movies (c'mon, I like the Super Mario Bros. movie too, and that was a huge bomb). But it's not exactly like we have a lesbian Brokeback Mountain, now do we...but yes, Lola here, the shorter, wackier, not quite as acclaimed lebbi version of Groundhog Day. I saw this because of Jill and Cathy in We Have To Stop Now, they were talking about this in...a podcast, I think. There's a plot, slightly thin though it may be, but speckled with a lot of eye candy. I knew there was a reason I liked it.

    Concussion (2013): much deeper and kind of dark movie. And less than pleasant at times. But captivating. Whole double-life sort of thing. And funnily enough, maybe this is just my unawareness talking, but I guess I wouldn't have expected a lesbian escort to attract quite so much clientele...just a thought. But then, everyone needs a little comfort and company sometimes, which can be hard to find.

    Any suggestions for me? Please, by all means!
     
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    Hey Greg,

    I'm a sucker for rom coms (and quite done with tragic portrayals of lesbians, unless it's a documentary or based on a true story, I'd prolly pass) so take caution in consuming any of my suggestions below:

    Imagine Me & You - Because Piper Perabo and Lena Headey. Nuff said. Must've watched this a dozen times and I still do every now and then.
    Saving Face - I'm Asian and so found this utterly amusing.
    DEBS - It's okay.
    Kyss Mig - hmm, I'm actually watching again coz I forgot how it ended already.
    I Can't Think Straight - The acting is pretty meh but it is sweet so.

    Pretty sure I missed a couple more. Will double back to you when they come to me.

    PS. Sapphilms. Uhuh. Not your finest work right there. But it did make me laugh.hahaha
     
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    Thank you wonderlust! I think I saw those on the big list I was consulting as well. "Kyss mig"—att det är en film är väldigt kul för att jag faktiskt pratar svenska, så jag kanske inte ens behöver undertitlarna!
    P.P.S. I know...I'm a fan of mashes, but that one made even me wince. Wonder how many eye-rolls it's prompted so far.
     
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    I'll throw in another Swedish one for you: Fucking Åmål. (It's called 'Show Me Love' in English). It's always 'meant' something extra to me as it was the first ever lgbt film I remember watching (they showed it to us at my junior high school, still think it's super cool...and really hope they still include some lgbt during whatever film sessions they have these days).
     
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    Åh, just det (Oh, that's right)! That was on the list as well. I don't think anyone could get away with giving a movie a title like that over here, but then I guess that's why there's the other title. You got to see it in junior high, so you were about, how old, 12, 13? Lucky you. I was subjected to that awful movie—although I'm sure I'm the only one who thinks it's awful—...Clueless. Yeah. Well. For some reason, also on this big list I went through was a movie based on a Swedish book, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I read that book (didn't care much for it—it was called Män som hatar kvinnor in the original Swedish, so there you go), and its sequel, don't recall much of a bi or lebbi theme going on...then again, I didn't read the third one.
     
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    I've read the books yeah. I thought they were great :) Lisbeth is bi, so that's how it 'fits' (somewhat) into the lgbt corner.

    But yeah, I must have been about 13 when we watched it. Ahaha, probably true about the title... It's not really that offensive, I think, but then again...I'm pretty chill about those things.
     
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    Oh well...still a vast underrepresentation of lesbians in general on the screen—either screen—but oh! I just remembered another movie I caught some of with some lesbian content in it. The Butcher's Wife, from 1991, in which Jeff Daniels' girlfriend and platonic female friend end up sleeping together. But yeah, I guess the small screen is more deprived of Sapphic dosage—almost as if showing us too many lesbians on TV will actually make us *GASP!* think they exist or something! Oh, HORRORS! I know this doesn't exactly belong in the movies forum, but I read an article on the site this/yesterday morning after how someone said they won't be watching season 4 of Orange/Black 'cause they kill off Poussey. Can't say I'm surprised, or that I blame her (this article's author). Guess they still have four or five additional lesbians in the cast, now having brought Nicky back, but this author's point was also the lack of prevalent black lesbians to be found. Again, can't say I disagree.
     
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    ....that should have come with a spoiler alert -_- I suspected something like this from the few headlines I've seen but I've been avoiding reading anything about it as I literally just started season 4
     
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    Oh, dear.
    ...My sincerest apologies.
    Guess I kind of presumed most were aware, through one way or another.:oops:
     
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