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Lesbian Movie Reviews

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I just thought I'd start a thread on lesbian movies so that we can all help each other on what are the good ones and what are the very awful ones. It could save time. Nothing like getting through a movie and then going, 'WTF?'.

 

I watched two on Netflix this weekend. The Guest House and Woman's Lake. They are both terrible and don't recommend either for anyone.

 

The Guest house featured two extremely beautiful women in the lead roles, but the acting and story were beyond bad. It was about a woman that stayed in her bosses guest house, met her bosses daughter, fell in love, and got caught by the dad (that didn't seem much older than the daughter) It was like it kept almost breaking into a porno, but just wouldn't do it. The acting was porno bad and the story made no sense. Like I said, would have been a great porno if it actually had porno scenes in it. * (one star out of 4)

 

Woman's Lake was a German film with subtitles and with good acting, but another very bad storyline. The story is about a woman that has a lake house and a girlfriend that makes her living fishing the lake (I know, she has to stink). The fisher lady find two girls camping on the lake and invite them back to her girlfriends lake house. The relationships intertwine and cause rifts amongst the couples, they sit around and talk about it a lot and then the movie ends. Not very intriguing. I'll give it ** just for the good acting and a movie with subtitles keeps me at least alert.

 

Please list reviews of any lesbian movies that you watch so it can help others wanting to watch a movie and not waste their time if it sucks.

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If u haven't watched elena undone or a perfect ending you're missing out lol. Watch them & tell me what u think.

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If u haven't watched elena undone or a perfect ending you're missing out lol. Watch them & tell me what u think.

 

I'll check these out sometime. I've watched The Guest House and it is as Keiko says "terrible!"

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If u haven't watched elena undone or a perfect ending you're missing out lol. Watch them & tell me what u think.

 

I think I've seen Elena Undone on Netflix and I thought it looked interesting. I'll try that next.

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Some of the lesbian themed movies I have seen have this trend for the main characters to get together too soon. Anyway, here are the lesbian themed, and sort of lesbian themed, movies/TV series I have seen:

 

Kyss Mig: Swedish movie about an engaged 'straight' woman who falls in love with an openly lesbian music teacher. A little cheesy at times and predictable but, with nice performances by the leads who have good chemistry together. As the movie is a drama, it tries to deal the consequences of cheating, commitment, homosexuality as a controversial issue and how to play by the rules of society. There are some nice sex scenes. The movie is good. 3 stars out of 4.

 

Imagine Me and You: British movie starring Piper Perabo and Lena Headey. This is a romantic comedy... and, of course, predictable. The story isn't very good IMHO. However, the chemistry of both leads is very good. The movie is about a newlywed woman who falls for a lesbian she met on her wedding day. There are no sex scenes in the movie which is too bad as Lena Headey is beautiful. 2 stars out of 4.

 

I Can't Think Straight: British movie about an engaged Christian Palestinian descent woman falling in love with a Muslim Hindu woman who wants to be a writer but is unsure. This is a romantic comedy... and, once again, predictable. Still the main leads have very good chemistry and Lisa Ray is totally gorgeous in this. The soundtrack is very good. The story is ok and somehow entertaining. In the eve of her wedding preparations, the very free spirited Palestinian woman is quite curious about the shy Hindu woman. The shy Hindu woman is intrigued by the Palestinian's determination for being a woman of her own. This inspires the Hindu woman in pursuing her writing and face the fact that she is a lesbian. There are some sex scenes but, those were rather quick and don't show much. 3 stars out of 4.

 

The World Unseen: British movie set in during the apartheid in South Africa. This is about a married abused woman falling for a brave lesbian in her town. The same actresses as in "I Can't Thing Straight" and the same writer/director. However, this is a drama. There are some good scenes that involve a lot of talking. However, some of the development of the movie falls a little flat in my opinion and the ending isn't what I would have expected. I think "I can't think straight" is a better executed movie. Also, there are no sex scenes in this movie. Only a sort of attempt of kiss. I guess they tried to be subtle. 2 stars out of 4.

 

Elena Undone: American movie about a married woman who falls in love with a lesbian writer. The married woman has been married to a Christian pastor for more than fifteen years but, she has never really connected with him. This one has nice performances by both leads. The movie has a record in the history of cinema: the longest kiss. The movie also establishes for one of the main characters not being a lesbian and still falling in love with a woman. The movie is good but, not great IMHO, specially for the way the ending was handled. Still, I recommend it. There are some sex scenes that show the disconnection between the married woman and her husband as also the emotional connection the married woman makes with the lesbian writer. 2.5 stars out of 4.

 

Tipping the Velvet(TV mini-series): TV miniseries about an aspiring performer who falls in love with her idol. As the main character is rather naive, people take advantage on her. Good and bad fortune comes her way and she has to do some morally wrong things in order to survive. I think this could have been better. Still the main character is quite charming. There are a few sex scenes but, not that great. 2.5 stars out of 4.

 

My Summer of Love: British movie which is a coming of age story about a young girl who falls for a spoiled rich girl played by Emily Blunt when she used to be less skinny. Good performances and a not so predictable story. There is a sex scene which shows Emily Blunt naked torso. The scene is brief but Blunt does look gorgeous. The movie is ok but, not great. 3 stars out of 4.

 

Les Adieux à la Reine: French movie about a maid who is in love with Queen Mary Antoinette. This is set during the first few days of the French revolution. Great performances by Diane Kruger as Mary Antoinette and Lea Seydoux as the maid. There is no love affair between them or any sex scene. The film deals more with the maid's infatuation with Mary Antoinette while Mary Antoinette herself is trying to save the woman she loves who is portrayed by Virginie Ledoyen. The movie is good but, not the average lesbian movie. 3 stars out of 4.

 

 

When Night is Falling: Canadian movie about an engaged Christian teacher who falls in love with a circus performer. Very sexy and well made love scenes. There is a lot of drama as their affair should be a secret for the Christian woman while the circus performer wants to be with her openly. The movie also have good dialog and great performances by both leads. This is a great movie IMHO. 3.5 stars out of 4.

 

The Hours: Great performances by the three leads: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. However, Julianne should have won the Oscar, not Nicole. Based on a book that relives Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Nicole is Woolf as she writes the novel. Meryl is living the novel. Julianne is reading the novel and has deep impact in her life. There are no sex scenes in the movie as this isn't a love story or about meeting a possible suitor or life partner. The movie deals more with choices made and not made in life. Nicole's character struggles with her writing, her illness and her loved ones around her. Meryl struggles with her dying friend and her choices in her life. Julianne struggles with being an unhappy married woman. Great movie IMHO. 4 stars out of 4.

 

 

Monster: Charlize Theron stars as a woman who became a notorious female serial killer. She gives a great performance. This is about an abused woman who tried to find happiness in her life and couldn't find it. She meets this woman who gives her some solace but, ends up being the cause of her ultimate demise. The movie sometimes is sad as sometimes is funny and sometimes is neither of those things. There is a sex scene involving Charlize Theron and Christine Richie. The scene itself isn't trying to be sexy as Theron's character is established to be an ugly woman. However, the scene does manage to be tender and passionate as Theron's character craves love and tenderness. Very good movie. 3.5 stars out of 4.

 

Bound: Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly star as a lesbian couple who try to rob the mob. Awesome story. Awesome cast. One of The Wachowski's best movies ever, possible the best. The sex scenes between Gershon and Tilly are great. Awesome movie that rocks. 4 stars out of 4.

 

Fire: Hindu movie that depicts a friendly relationship of two women who are part of a conservative culture and in rather difficult situations. The relationship starts to turn into something else as the movie progresses. There are no sex scenes in the movie. Still the thematic of the movie was really controversial in India. Good movie but, not for all tastes. 3 stars out of 4.

 

Black Swan: About a ballerina who is at a turning point in her life after a lifetime of abuse. This is a sort of coming of age story with a twist of madness. No need to say that sex scene with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis was great. The story is great with a lot of symbolism but, not for all tastes. Portman and Kunis have great chemistry together. Awesome movie that rocks. 4 stars out of 4.

 

Chloe: Julianne Moore hires the always lovely Amanda Seyfried to seduce her husband, Liam Neeson. Things don't go as planned and complicate Moore and Seyfried relationship. Great performances and a not so common story about people and their shortcomings. There is a sex scene between Moore and Seyfried which was a really bold move by the director. Julianne Moore in her 50's with twenty something Amanda Seyfried isn't something that common. And, Moore in her 50's looks great. Great movie. 4 stars out of 4.

 

Cracks: Eva Green stars as a teacher in an all-girls conservative school. Green gives a good performance as an apparently charismatic teacher who in reality is unstable and abusive. No sex scenes in the movie. However, it was implied that some sexual situation took place. This isn't a movie for all tastes and is controversial. Good movie but, it could have been better. 3 stars out of 4.

 

The Kids Are All Right: Julianne Moore and Annette Bening star as a longtime lesbian couple who are the mothers of two teenagers that wonder about their unknown father. The father comes into their lives complicating even more the family dynamic. Great story and performances by all the cast. There are no sex scenes but, there are some sexual situations. 4 stars out of 4.

 

Mulholland Dr: Naomi Watts arrives to Hollywood dreaming of fame and fortune. She gets involved with a woman and then... things turn really weird. There are a lot of mysteries in this movie but, this isn't for all tastes. The movie ends and you can see it again and again and you will not figure out the mysteries. 4 stars out of 4.

 

But I'm a Cheerleader: Movie about teenagers sent to a camp to be cured of their homosexuality. The movie is a comedy and satire about the cliches and stereotypes society try to impose into people to fit in. Great story. Great soundtrack. Great performances. Awesome movie. 4 stars out of 4.

 

The Page Turner: French movie about vengeance. This doesn't delve in conflicts about homosexuality or anything of the like. The movie isn't an action movie. The movie just tells the story of a once aspiring musician who wants vengeance from a judge. No sex scenes. Good movie but, a little slow. 3.5 stars out of 4.

 

Fingersmith(TV mini-series): British two part mini-series about an orphan that is sent to deceive a rich woman. However, things aren't what they look like and uncover a history of lies and ambition. There are a two very good sex scenes. Great performances. Story set during the Victorian era. Great TV mini series. 4 stars out of 4.

 

Room in Rome: Two women, one is Spanish, one Russian, met at a bar in Italy and go for a one night stand that became a lifetime encounter that, beyond sex, involved a deep conversation about life and its turns. The movie is in English as this is the one language both women can understand. There are different sex scenes during the movie. The main characters appear naked for most part of the film. 4 stars out of 4.

 

Aimee & Jaguar: German movie about a Jew woman who fell in love with the wife of a Nazi soldier during World War II. This is based on true events. Good performances. Good story about survival and love. I think there is at least one sex scene in the movie but, I can't quite remember. I saw this movie a few years ago. 4 stars out of 4.

 

 

I am looking forward to see "Blue is the warmest color".

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Wow, Valkyria went above and beyond, thanks for those reviews! I have started watching Blue is the warmest color, I'm about 45 minutes into it before I stopped, but I intend to finish it soon.

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I Can't Think Straight: British movie about an engaged Christian Palestinian descent woman falling in love with a Muslim Hindu woman who wants to be a writer but is unsure. This is a romantic comedy... and, once again, predictable. Still the main leads have very good chemistry and Lisa Ray is totally gorgeous in this. The soundtrack is very good. The story is ok and somehow entertaining. In the eve of her wedding preparations, the very free spirited Palestinian woman is quite curious about the shy Hindu woman. The shy Hindu woman is intrigued by the Palestinian's determination for being a woman of her own. This inspires the Hindu woman in pursuing her writing and face the fact that she is a lesbian. There are some sex scenes but, those were rather quick and don't show much. 3 stars out of 4.

 

I watched this tonight and LOVED it. It was a predictable love story, yes, but I really liked the acting, the humor, the script, the cute actresses, and the message. I felt so good about the ending, it made me all warm and fuzzy inside. And if a movie can do that, I'll recommend it. No nudity, but a couple of hot kissing scenes. I highly doubt that fathers feel that way in the real Muslim and Hindu world, but thats OK. I think this is a great movie to watch for any woman currently thinking of 'coming out' to their family or publicly. Nice. Love the line at the end where the woman said, 'what's so bad about that? I know lots of Lebanese'.

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I watched this tonight and LOVED it. It was a predictable love story, yes, but I really liked the acting, the humor, the script, the cute actresses, and the message. I felt so good about the ending, it made me all warm and fuzzy inside. And if a movie can do that, I'll recommend it. No nudity, but a couple of hot kissing scenes. I highly doubt that fathers feel that way in the real Muslim and Hindu world, but thats OK. I think this is a great movie to watch for any woman currently thinking of 'coming out' to their family or publicly. Nice. Love the line at the end where the woman said, 'what's so bad about that? I know lots of Lebanese'.

I think she said, "she is WHAT? But half of my friends are Lebanese"

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I think she said, "she is WHAT? But half of my friends are Lebanese"

 

I know, I'm sorry, I'm bad about that. I was paraphrasing and did so badly. Thanks for the correct line.

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I know, I'm sorry, I'm bad about that. I was paraphrasing and did so badly. Thanks for the correct line.

 

That's ok:). I watched it so many times. The woman who says it in the movie is not very intelligent which is shown at the beginning of the movie during the engagement party so in that scene they underline it.

I remember it since I was crushing on a Lebanese girl who though straight liked that movie and I remember quoting that part in unison with her. Fun times

 

Oh, and Lisa Ray's curly hair before it was all cut off was lovely

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Wow, Valkyria went above and beyond, thanks for those reviews! I have started watching Blue is the warmest color, I'm about 45 minutes into it before I stopped, but I intend to finish it soon.

So, how was "Blue is the warmest color"?
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So, how was "Blue is the warmest color"?

 

Sorry to say I still haven't finished it. I went on to Netflix last night with full intentions of finishing, but got sidetracked into watching 'Can't Think Straight'. It's still queued up and ready to go when I want to resume.

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Love Blue is the warmest color, very real, very raw, amazing filmography--very unHollywood, which I loved :)

 

I think I saw another lesbian movie on Netflix called Concussion, has anyone seen this?

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I seen it, it was ok I thought.what about u?

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I've seen Aimee & jaguar was a great film. Loved it.

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That was a great movie.

I've seen Aimee & jaguar was a great film. Loved it.

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So, how was "Blue is the warmest color"?

 

Ok, just finished Blue. It kept me intrigued, and the sex scenes were the hottest, especially the tribbing scene. Got me a little bothered. A couple of things about foreign films, for one they do rely on facial expressions quite a bit and tend to end very ubrubtly. But that is what makes them so artsy. It was a little long, but kept me interested and like I said the sex scenes were HOT.

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I havent seen many, but my favorites are.....

 

Gia

Lost and Delirious

The Kids are All Right

 

...I caught the end of Imagine Me and You the other night and it looked pretty good. I really liked Piper Perabo's English accent ;) (I'm a sucker for an English or Irish accent lol)

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"Blue is the Warmest Color" is definitely worth a watch, although I believe the film could have been the same if not better if it was a bit shorter. I'm probably in the minority who are not really fond of the sex scenes of this film, but I still have to say the performance of both actresses totally exceeded my expectation.

 

"Fire", which is mentioned in valkyria's post, is another great film that would sparkle some thoughts beyond the love of two women in India. It was shown in one of my classes this semester, and I'm really not looking forward to being tested on this.

 

"Tomboy" is another film that stayed in my head for a while after watching it. No sex scene as the film is about a ten-year-old kid's love. Everything in it feels natural and real to me. Some moments that happen in the film could hurt so bad that it felt so good. I have to say the French *filmmakers* are good at doing this to me!

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I've seen a few, thanks to Netflix. My favorites include Elena Undone, Imagine Me and You, I Can't Think Straight, and Kyss Mig. Those are the ones I'd recommend!

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Ok, just finished Blue. It kept me intrigued, and the sex scenes were the hottest, especially the tribbing scene. Got me a little bothered. A couple of things about foreign films, for one they do rely on facial expressions quite a bit and tend to end very ubrubtly. But that is what makes them so artsy. It was a little long, but kept me interested and like I said the sex scenes were HOT.

 

It's weird because on other discussion forums, most lesbians hated Blue Is The Warmest color. Something about the sex scenes being unrealistic or too much of a focus. What do you guys think about that? I never saw it.

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It's weird because on other discussion forums, most lesbians hated Blue Is The Warmest color. Something about the sex scenes being unrealistic or too much of a focus. What do you guys think about that? I never saw it.

 

I agree, the sex scenes made this into more of a porn movie than a film, but I don't see how the sex scenes were unrealistic, both girls seemed to be really into each other and were enjoying it. I've seen movies before when the two actresses just seem to be going through the motions and would stay on the edge of actual sex. The one sex scene where they were performing a '69' on each other until they were exhausted and pretty much fell asleep seemed real to me because that has happened to me. But who knows, I was really horny the night I watched it, so maybe that influenced me as well.

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This is the sex scene review I saw:

I got too distracted by the younger girl's hair--it should have had it own credit at the end of the movie lol

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Guess I wouldn't make a good lesbian then.

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I just saw Blue is the Warmest Color.

 

Awesome film. Awesome story. The leads have great chemistry together. Both actresses on their own did a great job portraying their characters. The sex scenes in my humble opinion were great, very passionate and raw... more graphic than I would have expected but, that is fine. Some people say those scenes weren't necessary but I disagree. I think this is one of those few movies in which the sex scenes are justified. I mean, this is "The Life of Adele" and we see Adele at school, at home, with friends, at the movies, dating, cooking, masturbating, working and, of course, having sex.

 

So, this is a movie about Adele, a teenager trying to find herself. She finds herself through Emma. But, life is never perfect and then issues arise around and between them. The movie beyond being about Adele's life, is a story about love, specially first love, relationships and heartbreak. This isn't for all tastes, specially not for close minded people. I fully recommend it. 4 stars out of 4.

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