Who knew that a comedy ostensibly about a father (Nick Offerman) and daughter (Kiersey Clemons) bonding over music could also contain some of the cutest, realest queer teen love scenes out there? “Normally, we see movies where the conflict is being gay, and I’m really happy that there’s finally a movie where that’s not the conflict in this person’s life,” Clemons told Indiewire about the film. “Although that is the case for some, there are people all over the world that are queer and their conflict isn’t their relationship or their sexuality. It was nice to step away from that typical storyline.
A restorative documentary about Black queer nightlife, this Leilah Weinraub–directed film is all about the Shakedown Angels, a crew of Black femme and stud performers who created lesbian-centered strip events in Los Angeles in the early 2000s. “The performances were exceptional,” Weinraub told The New Yorker. “So I was just trying to capture them. Just get it right.
Writer and director Dee Rees’s touching coming-of-age film features 17-year-old Alike (Adepero Oduye), a Black butch lesbian who’s only just beginning to wrestle with her identity, from her gender expression to her first same-sex experiences.
This film was based on director and writer Tina Mabry’s life growing up as a Black lesbian in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the 1980s.
In this dark comedy, lesbian couple Jasmine (Brittani Nichols) and Penn (Lindsay Hicks), who have only been dating a month, find themselves in a tragically awkward situation when they stumble upon a suicide note at a lunch party. According to Ms. magazine, the film was entirely created and produced by women.
This short film is all about Black lesbian intimacy, focusing on the unexpectedly deep relationship between two women (Farelle Walker and Trishauna Clarke) as they navigate a one-night stand.
Queen Latifah may not be an out lesbian, but she’s a certified icon in the Black lesbian world thanks to her groundbreaking role as Cleo Simms, a butch Black lesbian and amateur bank robber, in this classic heist movie that also stars Jada Pinkett Smith and Vivica A. Fox.
Director Wanuri Kahiu’s gorgeous, colorful Kenyan film about two queer girls (Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva) falling for each other has received critical acclaim all over the world, despite being banned in its home country.
The deeply personal semiautobiographical movie was written and directed by Aurora Guerrero. “The story of Mosquita y Mari was largely crafted around my own coming-of-age,” she told Filmmaker magazine. “While in film school, I was given an exercise to ‘write what I know’ in whatever form it came.
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