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I love girl romances. Any suggestions?

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1
Pariah 2011,  R)
Pariah
Warning:
Sexism
Transdegendering
Transphobia
Cis-sexism
Homophobia
Homophobic violence
TW: Family rejection when coming out.

Plot: A lesbian's parents come out to themselves.

"Breaking is freedom"

A rare glimpse of a not bullshit (ie. not sexualized for heterosexual male enjoyment) portrayal of lesbians and transmen.

GUYS. SERIOUSLY. This soundtrack.
Background OST and discussion of character's music tastes is just ear porn 9000. Unfortunately none of its listed on the OST, and most of what I've searched for so far isn't available by lyrics. So that's going to be a huge pain to find them all but not having them isn't an option.
2
8: The Mormon Proposition 2010,  R)
8: The Mormon Proposition
Mormons from Utah pour money into a political campaign in California, ultimately resulting in passing a law banning marriage among non-heterosexual couples (Proposition 8).
3
Gia 1997,  R)
Gia
Warning
Drug Addiction
Assault
AIDS
4
The Hours 2002,  PG-13)
The Hours
Warning:
Depression
Suicide
AIDS

I can hear Virginia in this. Kidman is surreal.
5
Fire 1996,  PG-13)
Fire
Warning:
Elder Abuse
Sexual abuse of disabled person
Gender Oppression
Misogyny
Sex Negative
Domestic Violence
Homophobia
6
Better Than Chocolate 1999,  R)
7
DNA: Secret of Photo 51 2007,  Unrated)
DNA: Secret of Photo 51
One woman's struggle against the ambient misogyny of the field of science.
A summary: men are taken aback by a woman who doesn't live to make men feel important and clever and desirable and admired. So they harass and bully her, (using a typical misogynist insult- that a woman isn't making herself appealing enough to the man speaking, which should be any good woman's goal) make her workplace so hostile that she's forced to leave and work someplace much less desireable. And they steal her research, and use her findings to get themselves a nobel prize. Then they publish a book braggging about having bullied this fellow scientist and stolen her work.

How can an annotated apology at the end of Double Helix read as an apology, "As a young man, I didn't realize what a hard time women in the sciences have".
in essence saying "when i was young, i didn't realize that being mean to someone wasn't something that was bad, because i didn't realize that women were people, too."
"I didn't realize hurting people was wrong"
"I didn't realize stealing from someone I didn't like because they wouldn't give me their property just because I considered myself entitled to it."

No of course none of this is true.

He was just an asshole, who bullied a fellow scientist, And who continues to profit off this injustice.
8
Venus Boyz 2003,  Unrated)
Venus Boyz
Excellently diverse view into the the preformance art of transpeople, butch lesbians, and queers in drag community. Trans/Non-binary inclusive <3
9
Paragraph 175 2000,  Unrated)
10
Blue Is The Warmest Color 2013,  NC-17)
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Warning:
Heteronormativity/Heterosexism
Sexual content
Nudity
Male privilege
Homophobia
Homophobic violence
Homophobic slurs
Lesbophobia
Lesbophobic slurs
Sexually explicit

I like the lighting
11
Shortbus 2006,  Unrated)
12
Fingersmith 2005,  Unrated)
13
The Kids Are All Right 2010,  R)
14
Heavenly Creatures 1994,  R)
Heavenly Creatures
Warning:
Rape culture (attitudes, norms, practices, which normalize, excuse, tolerate, or condone rape)
Sexual assault
Victim blaming
Heteronormativity
Homophobia
Presents homosexuality as pathological
Child abuse
Brutal beating homicide
Blood
Institutionalized homophobia
15
Show Me Love (Fucking Amal) 1999,  Unrated)
Show Me Love (Fucking Amal)
Warning:
Homophobia
Homophobic bullying
Self harm
Suicide
Misogyny

Meh. Nice lighting and stuff, but where's the story?
16
But I'm A Cheerleader 2000,  R)
17
My Summer of Love 2004,  R)
My Summer of Love
Warning:
Eating disorder
Misogyny
Homophobic violence
Domestic violence

Smart script is right. I sat up and started taking this seriously when Mona said that she was going to "Marry a bastard and wait for menopause", verbalizing the classist and prejudiced view of the futility of the lives of the lower or middle classes

And then it just keeps getting better. Refined and subtle.

Description is wildly inaccurate. Their relationship is not "erotic". "Hard to hide their budding romance" implies that they tried to hide it. And their identities were in a pressured situation. They were drunk and making out at a community dance featuring elderly people. That's like, the least hard you can try to hide something. I guess you could hide a town crier too, or something.

The ending is complete shit, and detracts from the whole film massively.
18
High Art 1998,  R)
High Art
Great acting from the 3 leads, and as always, I love Patricia Clarkson, but this was just slow and when it finally got around to making its point, it didn't really have much to say.
19
Our Idiot Brother 2011,  R)
Our Idiot Brother
Warning:
Ableist slurs
Misogyny
Victim Blaming


I love hippies and potheads of the hippie persuasion.
20
Reaching for the Moon 2013,  Unrated)
Reaching for the Moon
Warning:
Domestic emotional abuse
Controlling relationship
Substance abuse (alcohol)
Ableist violence and incarceration
21
Drool 2009,  Unrated)
22
Monster 2004,  R)
Monster
Warning:
Sexual Violence
Assault
Rape
Rape Culture
Misogyny
Systemic Violence Against Women
Anti-Homosexuality
Homicide
Firearms
Ableism 9000
"You know I'm not racist but, N-word"
Police Brutality
23
Boys on the Side 1995,  R)
Boys on the Side
Warning:
Domestic violence
Drug use
Homophobia
Portrayal of homosexuals as predatorial after unwilling heterosexual participants.

I'm pretty bored. The acting is pretty bad. The bigotry is careless and unintentional.
24
Saving Face 2005,  R)
Saving Face
Warning:
Homophobia

Brb, turning lesbian relationships into porn.
Curious topics for Chinese film. Single mom? Pregnant widow? Gay romance? Age-difference romance? China's films are usually way more conservative.
25
Loving Annabelle 2006,  Unrated)
Loving Annabelle
Warning:
Bullying
Depression
Institituionalized bullying
Religious intolerance
Homophobia

Profoundly boring. Both of these people have incrediblly unappealing personalities. Erin Kelly is way too old to play a high school student, she looks like she's 35, not 17. All the acting is terrible
26
Last Man on Planet Earth 1999,  PG-13)
Last Man on Planet Earth
Warning:
Sexism
Sexual objectification
Misogynistic slurs
Misogyny
Lesbophobia

This is offensive male supremacy propaganda about how evil feminist lesbians are actually genociding men so they can get more vaginas.
27
The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love 1995,  R)
The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love
[Interested: cannot find.]
28
It's In The Water 1998,  R)
29
The Ten Rules (The Ten Rules: A Lesbian Survival Guide) 2002,  Unrated)
30
Nina's Heavenly Delights 2007,  PG-13)
31
Aimée & Jaguar 2000,  Unrated)
32
The Truth About Jane 2000,  Unrated)
33
Desert Hearts 1998,  R)
34
Lianna 2001,  R)
35
Chutney Popcorn 1999,  R)
36
Girl Play 2004,  Unrated)
Girl Play
[Interested: cannot find.]
37
Unveiled (Fremde Haut) 2005,  Unrated)
38
Fun 1994,  Unrated)
39
Watching You 2003,  Unrated)
40
Treading Water 2002,  NC-17)
41
My Mother Likes Women (A mi madre le gustan las mujeres) 2002,  Unrated)
42
Claire of the Moon 2012,  Unrated)
43
The Killing of Sister George 1968,  R)
44
Affinity 2008,  Unrated)
45
Kiss Me 2004,  PG)
46
Outrage 2009,  R)
Outrage
[Interested: cannot find.]
47
We Were Here 2011,  Unrated)
48
After Sex 2007,  Unrated)
49
I Can't Think Straight 2008,  R)
50
Ha-Sodot (The Secrets) 2007,  R)
51
Eloïse's Lover (Eloïse) 2009,  Unrated)
52
Goldfish Memory 2003,  G)
53
So Young (Zhi wo men zhong jiang shi qu de qing chun) 2013,  Unrated)
54
La Turbulence des fluides (Chaos and Desire) 2002,  Unrated)
55
El Nino Pez (The Fish Child) 2009,  Unrated)
56
Stonewall Uprising 2010,  PG-13)
Stonewall Uprising
[Interested: cannot find.]
57
The Four-Faced Liar 2010,  Unrated)
58
Sister Smile (Soeur Sourire) 2009,  Unrated)
59
Bloomington 2010,  R)
60
Les invisibles (Invisible Thief) 2013,  Unrated)
61
Les Invisibles 2012,  Unrated)
62
The ABCs of Death 2013,  R)
63
Hannah Free 2009,  Unrated)
64
Deep in the Valley 2009,  R)
65
Deep in the Valley 2009,  Unrated)
66
Beyond Gay: The Politics Of Pride 2009,  R)
67
Jack and Diane 2012,  R)
68
Sappho 2008,  Unrated)
69
No Look Pass 2011,  Unrated)
70
Ashley 2013,  Unrated)
71
Compulsion 1959,  Unrated)
72
Compulsion 2013,  R)
73
The Case Against 8 2014,  Unrated)
74
Off And Running 2010,  PG-13)
75
Finn's Girl 2007,  Unrated)
76
Girls Gone Dead 2012,  R)
77
The Owls 2010,  Unrated)
78
Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 2012,  Unrated)
79
My Normal 2010,  Unrated)
80
An Affirmative Act 2011,  Unrated)
81
Anak-Anak Srikandi (Children of Srikandi) 2012,  Unrated)
82
Break My Fall 2011,  Unrated)
83
Lost and Delirious 2001,  R)
Lost and Delirious
Warning:
Homophobia
Lesbophobia
Misogyny

Derrivative, bland, and predictable. Is this the only lesbian story you know? Why doesn't someone tell a story about a bisexual who has only ever dated women and hasn't met any she's interested in dating, and she is involved in a story NOT about her being gay, or a woman.

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