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Upcoming: Lesbian Historical Drama, Shibden Hall

Next year in 8-parts; HBO, BBC One, and Happy Valley’s Sally Wainwright will start filming a show based on “the first modern lesbian” aka Anne Lister. Based on her lifelong (all 4 million words of it) diary in which she wrote about dating, falling in love with women and actually marrying one!  

Lister, not only a landowner in the 19th-century when women were little more than property, but was an avid traveler, and outdoors person who enjoyed wearing masculine clothes. She was a learned scholar with practical know how for business. Basically, I could not be more excited for this show to air!

Great lesbian TV show and film recommendations

Great lesbian films:

-          Imagine Me & You (2005, British)

-          Loving Annabelle (2006, American)

-          My Summer of Love (2004, British)

-          Black Swan (2010, American)

-          The Kids Are All Right (2010, American)

-          I Can’t Think Straight (2008, British)

-          Jenny’s Wedding (2015, American)

-          Lost And Delirious (2001, American)

-          Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013, French)

-          The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010, British)

-          Carol (2015, American)

-          The Night Watch (2011, British)

-          Fingersmith (2005, British)

-          But I’m A Cheerleader (1999, American)

-          Tipping the Velvet (2002, British)

-          Gia (1998, American)

Great lesbian tv-shows:

-          The Fosters (2013-present, American)

-          Orphan Black (2013-present, Canadian)

-          Orange Is The New Black (2013-present, American)

-          The 100 (2014-present, American) (season 2 onwards)

-          Sugar Rush (2005-2006, British)

-          Grey’s Anatomy (2005-present, American) (season 5 onwards)

-          Glee (2009-2015, American) (season 3 onwards)

-          The L Word (2004-2009, American) 

-          Lip Service (2010-2012, British)

-          Skins (2007-2013, British) (seasons 3 & 4)

-          South of Nowhere (2005-2008, American) 

-          Sense8 (2015-present, American) 

-          Wynonna Earp (2016-present, American/Canadian)

-          Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017, American) 

-          Last Tango In Halifax (2012-present, British)

-          Banana (2015, British)

-          Faking It (2014-2016, American)

-          Bomb Girls (2012-2013, Canadian)

-          Black Mirror (2014-present, British, S3E4)

LESBIAN MOVIES 👭🎬

Circumstance (2011), lost and delirious (2001), when night is falling (1995), show me love (1998), better than chocolate (1999), the secret diaries of miss anne lister (2010), fire (1996), bound (1996), bye bye blondie (2011), d.e.b.s. (2004), room in rome (2010), gray matters (2006), puccini for beginners (2006), the incredibly true adventure of two girls in love (1995), the four faced liar (2010), desert hearts (1985), spider lilies (2007), concussion (2013), imagine me & you (2005), nina’s heavenly delights (2006), yes or no (2012), itty bitty titty committee (2007), but i’m a cheerleader (1999), saving face (2004), elena undone (2010), if these walls could talk 2 (2000), love my life (2006), tipping the velvet (2002), girl play (2004), fingersmith (2005), kiss me (2011), i can’t think straight (2008), love and suicide (2006), the world unseen (2007), cracks (2009), running on empty dreams (2009), my summer of love (2004), Albert Nobbs (2011), De Chica en Chica (2015), Blue is the Warmest Color, Carol (2015), Almost Adults (2016), Candy Rain (2008), Butterfly/ Hu Die (2004), Personal Best (1982)

Lesbian Movies (Updated) 👭🎬

Circumstance (2011), lost and delirious (2001), when night is falling (1995), show me love (1998), better than chocolate (1999), the secret diaries of miss anne lister (2010), fire (1996), bound (1996), bye bye blondie (2011), d.e.b.s. (2004), room in rome (2010), gray matters (2006), puccini for beginners (2006), the incredibly true adventure of two girls in love (1995), the four faced liar (2010), desert hearts (1985), spider lilies (2007), concussion (2013), imagine me & you (2005), nina’s heavenly delights (2006), yes or no (2010), yes or no 2 (2012), yes or no 2.5 (2015), itty bitty titty committee (2007), but i’m a cheerleader (1999), saving face (2004), elena undone (2010), if these walls could talk 2 (2000), love my life (2006), tipping the velvet (2002), girl play (2004), fingersmith (2005), kiss me (2011), i can’t think straight (2008), love and suicide (2006), the world unseen (2007), cracks (2009), running on empty dreams (2009), boys don’t cry (1999), my summer of love (2004), Albert Nobbs (2011), De Chica en Chica (2015), Blue is the Warmest Color, Carol (2015), Almost Adults (2016), Candy Rain (2008), Butterfly/ Hu Die (2004), Loving Annabelle (2006), Boys on the Side (1995), Personal Best (1982), Once a Time With You (2013), Make Up (2011), Liz in September (2013), She Hate Me (2004), Whitout Men (2011), The Journey (2004), Aimee and Jaguar (1999), Farewell My Queen (2005?), The Girl King (2015), November Moon (1985), The gymnast (2006) 
끝과 시작 /Love Lesson (2013 Korea), Water Lilies (2007), A Perfect Ending (2012), Anatomy of a Love Seen (2014), Bloomington (2010), Of Girls and Horses (2014), Freeheld (2015), Love’s Lone Flower (2005), High Art (1998), La Luciérnaga (2013), The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005), The Handmaiden (2016), Gia (1998), The Danish Girl (2015), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Reaching for the Moon (2013), Lengua Materna (2010)

I can’t get over how cute it is that, in wlw literary circles, all your faves are huge fans of all your other faves.

here’s Patience and Sarah, introduced by Emma Donaghue:

Carol Ann Duffy did an intro to Mrs Dalloway:

Val McDermid introduces this version of Carol:

and look at The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister!! The whole gang’s here!!