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10 Movies with LGBTQ Main Characters Directed By Women

Boys Don’t Cry dir. Kimberly Pierce (1999)

But I’m a Cheerleader dir. Jamie Babbit (1999)

D.E.B.S. dir. Angela Robinson (2004)

Frida dir. Julie Taymor (2002)

Girls in Uniform dir. Leontine Sagan (1931)

Lyle dir. Stewart Thorndike (2014)

Mosquita y Mari dir. Aurora Guerrero (2012)

Olivia dir. Jaqueline Audry (1951)

Pariah dir. Dee Rees (2011)

Water Lilies dir. Céline Sciamma (2007)

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Mudbound dir. Dee Rees (2017)

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

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Teaser Trailer for  Dee Rees’ Mudbound

Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees’ Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.

Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige) - sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations - struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.

The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.