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The girls who like the girls are back in this jam-packed installment of the most popular lesbian shorts DVD series of all time. Enjoy the eye-candy and prepare to be entertained by these funny, sad, romantic, dramatic lesbian short movies from today’s top talents including: Guinevere Turner (Go Fish, The L Word), Julie Goldman (Big Gay Sketch Show), Cassandra Nicolaou (Interviews with My Next Girlfriend, Show Me), Roberta Munroe (Dani and Alice), and others.
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So what do you have to do to win? Leave a comment in this post and tell me: what is your favorite lesbian/queer film of all time?
If you want to say something about why it’s your favorite, too, go for it. I’m sure there are a lot I’ve missed out on – I only recently saw Puccini For Beginners, for example (which, though I was skeptical, I quite enjoyed).
The winner will be picked on Monday morning, December 8th.
41 thoughts on “Win a copy of ‘She Likes Girls 3’”
I really love High Art because of its darkness. I especially appreciate that the ending isn't wrapped up in a sweet, pink bow – I hate that. The Breakfast Club and St.Elmo's Fire were both huge films when I was a growing up so to see Ally Sheedy in this particular role was very interesting to me. I was fascinated by her ability to convincingly play a gay artist with a tortured soul but in such a quiet way. Great movie.
what is your favorite lesbian/queer film of all time?
Oh, dear–I love love love But I'm a Cheerleader . Campiness galore!
"But I'm a Cheerleader" is totally my favorite – probably because I grew up in an overly religious household who totally believed in the "gay is a choice" BS and I had a hard time accepting my love for women because it just wasn't something that ever crossed my mind, kinda like the main character.
I have to go with All Over Me. It's the first lesbian film I ever saw, and I first watched it in high school, before I knew I was gay. Several years later, after not only discovering my sexuality but embracing it as well, I went on a hunt for this move on DVD and finally found it and quickly ordered it. I love this it's a small, indie film with a lot of heart, and even though the biggest draw for this film for most people is a young Leisha Hailey in a supporting role, that's not the only thing it's got going for it.
better than chocolate
[or the second & third stories in If These Walls Could Talk 2!]
Raven says: The Incredibly True Story of Two Girls in Love.
[her email is in the email spot]
[ Oh yeah – same director & writer that did Puccini For Beginners, I believe: Maria Maggenti. Haven't seen Two Girls in Love for many years, I should see it again. – ss]
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The story, photography and setting drew me in completely. It's surreal or maybe superreal; I don't know which. And the drag queens and transwoman are oh so dignified, whereas in other movies they're usually ridiculed.
If that doesn't count because it isn't a lesbian movie, then I pick The Incrdibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. It reminds me of my first lesbian relationship (back when I was a "girl"). It's cheesy, yes, but it's too funny and sweet for that to matter.
[ Good one – it totally counts, it doesn't have to be Lezzzbian. Sometimes we connect to the gay boy or trans or drag queen films even more than the two-women-in-love films I think. – ss]
I just recently (finally!) saw Bound, and I'm definitely a fan. I also have to go with the Chloe Sevingy – Michelle Williams story in If These Walls Could Talk 2, when I felt the pangs of my first butch crush. Yum!
Hmmm, probably The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love. I'm a total sucker for a cute love/coming of age story, and this movie seriously fits the bill. I heart Randy and her wannabe toughness and aspiring baby butch attitude. Aww… and she listens to Bratmobile. Hearts! I also really liked The Itty Bitty Titty Comittee too. Oh, and If These Walls Could Talk 2. Oh and… well, the list could really go on forever… Awww, thinking about cute movies has made me all smiley. Thanks Sinclair! xoxo
Always has and always will be The Incredibly True Story of Two Girls in Love.
By Hook or By Crook (the butch buddy flick)
Does anyone need a reason to love that movie?
My favorite is really old. "Little Darlings" starring Tatum O'Neil and Kristy McNichol is a coming of age story about two 15/yr old girls that go to camp and find out they might have sexual feelings for each other. I saw the film when I was 15 and very impressionable and it has stayed with me ever since. Probably very dated today, but was pretty hot when I saw them kiss when I was 15! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081060/
"D.E.B.S." is pretty much the best ever. If you haven't seen it, you should.
Do documentaries count? If so, then hands down it is Paris is Burning. Aside from being completely fabulous, I just think it is a well crafted, simply made look into the lives of gay men and drag queens of color in the 80's and early 90's in New York. It's funny and heartbreaking, and it never feels like it is trying to be more than what it is.
As for an actual film, I'd have to go with But I'm a Cheerleader, primarily because it was one of the first queer movies I saw after I came out, and the campiness mixed with an overlying sarcastic tone really spoke to my brand of humor. I haven't gotten sick of it yet, and i can't see that happening in the future.
Hmmm….Well, the part of me that’s a sucker for a somewhat formulaic romantic comedy and the entire concept of love at first sight loved “Imagine Me and You”.
I saw it in the summer of 07, right after I began the soul-building/heart-breaking process of coming out. To see parts of what I was feeling/experiencing/yearning for as lesbian in a heterosexual marriage reflected back at me from the screen was incredibly powerful.
Aside from that – I remember seeing “If These Walls Could Talk 2” a few years before I came out, and all the amazing, conflicted feelings it stirred in me. I had tivo’d it and rewound the scene with Michelle Williams & Chloe Sevigny over and over again….thinking that that could never, ever be mine.
Oooh – had to go watch it again. Yup, it’s still good.
Fried Green Tomatoes. Do I even need to specify why?….pure awesomeness.
I'd say Tipping the Velvet.
I read the book and loved the film just as much.
"By Hook or By Crook" is my most recent favorite, but I still have a soft spot for "Fried Green Tomatoes"!
But I'm a Cheerleader.
I remember walking past it in the movie store countless times when I was a naive high schooler, but I was always too timid to pick it up. And I'm sure my mother would have been shocked that I was perusing an R-rated film.
Needless to say, several joyfully gay years later, it's in my collection at home :D
how bout boys don't cry.
i'd say that one was pretty good.
Well, that's hard. I can't just do a top twenty list? Let's say that today I feel like naming Derek Jarman's "The Garden" my favorite.
My favourite lesbian film is The Incredibly True Story of Two Girls in Love. and always will be. Beautiful story and picture. Love it love it love it.
The Alley Cats by Radley Metzger. 1960s lesbian sexploitation at its finest.
fried green tomatoes, duh. i've always loved that movie, though i didn't realize what was really going on until i read the book (in middle school), especially the part where idgie's mom says something about her having a crush on ruth. i totally connected with that and it scared the shit out of me! haha. now i wonder if my mom had something in mind when she gave me that book to read.
Mmm… Bound is one of my favorites. :) Sexy noir. I could kiss Gina Gershon all day.
If These Walls Could Talk 2 – The first story makes me cry every time. The second story was what clued me in that I was all about the bois. Now that me and my boi are married and trying to have a baby, the third story ALWAYS pulls at my heart. (I actually walked down the aisle to the Natalie Cole song that plays at the end of the that scene! I can't wait to play it when I finally end up preggo!)
Fried green tomatoes- i watched that movie every day after school when i was in elementary and never got what was going on in it then when i got older i was all " OH" and found it even more awesome. I like this movie because the lesbian-ness is subtle but fits and makes the movie great.
Definitely By Hook or By Crook. And not just because I'm in it. :)
My favorite queer movie is Better Than Chocolate. Super cheesy, but super cute. I too only recently saw Puccini For Beginners and was also skeptical, but ended up enjoying it.
Fucking Amal or as the English version is for some reason known, Show Me Love.
In a lot of ways this is the typical coming of age story. Agnes suffers the pettiness and frustrations of high school and not fitting in. Agnes is an interesting character, sharply intelligent, truly miserable at moments, and hopelessly in love with a pretty, popular, "normal" girl at the school. The uncomfortable stutters of romance between the two girls are pretty poignant, and the ending is sort of like when ice cream melts just right at the bottom of the bowl, just sweet enough as one last bite.
By Hook or By Crook!
I didn't know Peggy Sue was in it! Now I have even more reason to love it and watch it again.
"Saving Face" ~ Lesbian love, family challenges and acceptance in an Asian community, it was lovely.
right now i'm loving saving face and imagine me & you. but i'm a cheerleader is hilarious and awesome!!! =)
This is almost embarassingly predictable, but I really enjoyed Deepa Mehta's_ Fire_, about a pair of Indian sisters-in-law who wind up having a lesbian relationship with each other. Another funny (though not necessarily great) movie is _The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror_, a completely campy over-the-top take on slasher films and gay/lesbian stereotypes.
A classic that was the first normalized depiction of lesbian life I'd ever seen in the movies. Plus it launched Rose Troche and Guin Turner into the movie-making stratosphere.
The Incredibly True Story of Two Girls in Love! I was happy that there was a black lesbian and it was inerracial!I You don't see that much in films.But it was a happy thing while I was coming out.First to see someone similar to me but to watch a lesbian film with such cute gals.
I hold a special place in my heart for "Incredible True Adventure of Two Girls in Love" It was the first lesbian queer film I saw. I was a freshman in college and it was part of the film series on campus and I saw it on Valentine's day by myself. It opened my eyes to possibilities. I love the simplicity of the movie and the story in general.
Of course Better than Chocolate and But I'm a Cheerleader are both campy goodness.
In the foreign film realm, I really enjoy the feminism in Antonia's Line and it still remains one of my favorite movies.
Aimee & Jaguar – a very sad but poignant look at history that is not spoken of often.
I can't choose just one :)
I'm surprised this movie isn't mentioned but my pick for my favorite lesbian based movie is "Kissing Jessica Stein". It's about a straight woman who frustrated with dating men, places an newspaper ad in the women seeking women section. This is her first time exploring anything like this in her life. A very sexy, very bi-curious woman named Helen reads the ad and is instantly intrigued. This leads them to meet, become friends, and then become very intimate that evolves into a relationship.
Both women though a bit on the bi-curious side, exclusively date men. This is an interesting antagonistic battle between straight and gay that leaves a very delicate balance of two women finding love in one another for the first time. It's the "newness" of the movie that gets me, the "realness" of the character development and how one interacts with one another. The witty dialogue and believe storyline resonated with me deeply as I was coming into my own sexuality at the time when this movie came out. It gave me permission for myself to say that "Hey it's ok to like women, to want to date women etc." It would be 5 more years before that came to pass.
Another great thing about this movie is that it's an Indie film both co-produced and written by it's leading ladies and is based off a scene that was written by the two in a off broadway play several years before. For me, this movie proves that sexuality is fluid, that we aren't always destined to play certain roles or accept certain gender identity descriptors unless we fully want to embrace that aspect of ourselves. We can be who we are, and choose to fall in love with whom we choose. This movie brilliantly depicts that it's 98 minute running time.
Um, I submit for your review: Frontbum Dancin'
Although, for feature-length doc, I'd have to say "U People" – hot people, hot theory, hot music. Almost makes a San Franciscan want to move to Brooklyn…