Review: Butch Jamie (film)

I watched Butch Jamie recently – you can imagine why I was intrigued, there are so few butches on screen, at all!, that I like seeing my kind represented and tend to seek out the queer films anyway, so of course I picked it up. And by picked it up, I mean, Wolfe Video was kind enough to send one to me.

Here’s the trailer:

Cute, right? And I stand by my original impulse – it’s really fun to see a butch in a film. I’m pretty critical of film in general, especially queer films, so I definitely have some criticisms of the way the plot developed. Some of it was just silly and unbelievable, in a kind of annoying way. But I actually really enjoyed Jamie’s roommate, I thought her character had probably the most integrity.

Have you seen this film? What’d you think?

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

4 thoughts on “Review: Butch Jamie (film)”

  1. SBJ says:

    It looks freaking adorable. Give it!

  2. genderkid says:

    The trailer is hilarious! "Look at these pecs"

  3. Ok, sure, parts of it are silly, but how often do you see a fully realized femme on film (Jamie's aforementioned roommate)? And the writing was pretty good and the dialogue, and the actors could act — hey, right there (alas) we're head and shoulders above lots of queer films!

    In other queer film news, my Beau and I just saw "Line of Beauty" which is about a young gay man in London in the early 80s — *really* well acted and very interesting. He ends up living with a rich Tory family (the husband is in the government), the family of a school friend. Check it out!


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