I t has been said a lot recently, sometimes in this very column, that we are living in something of a golden age for LGBT film-making, as films from Moonlight to Call Me By Your Name to Love, Simon enjoy unprecedented levels of mainstream acclaim and exposure. That includes such outlets as the expressly gay-focused Dekkoo , which mixes worthwhile classics and international indies from the festival circuit — seek out the lovely, heartsore German marital drama Paths , for example — with ropier softcore fare. A sparklier platform Revry , launched two years ago, aims for greater queer inclusivity — it houses a lot of drag-related content, in particular — but still winds up giving women shorter shrift. None has been comprehensive, however.
Jude Dry. What, in fact, is a lesbian? Must the film focus primarily on a gay storyline, or can it feature strong lesbian characters doing something entirely different than just being lesbians? Is subtext enough? Some won awards; others reached cult status long after their releases. We melt alongside Alike as she lights up with the first tingles of love, seeing herself for the first time through the desiring eyes of Bina Aasha Davis.
You are women mostly. You are queer often. You are lesbian, bi, undecided, complex, fluid, soft butches, hard femmes. You are allies, mothers, daughters, bosses, explorers, dreamers, doers, go-getters, and go-get-hers.
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