What are your favorite lesbian films by female directors? I've seen quite a few but I'm wondering if there are good ones I'm missing.
Every time this question comes up all I can think of is D.E.B.S. I mean I know there’s so many great lesbian films out there, but a very common (and fair) complaint I hear is that films about lesbians either don’t focus on the romance enough or are too serious, or kill off the main characters and I want to shout at everyone to watch D.E.B.S. It is a spy lesbian rom-com! It is absolutely ridiculous and delightful. Everyone please watch D.E.B.S!
Some other amazing films I loved (if you’ve watched a bunch I’m sure a lot of these will be familiar to you but these ones are so awesome it’s worth repeating):
Saving Face - Alice Wu Water Lilies - Céline Sciamma Pariah - Dee Rees Bound - Wachowskis Sarah Prefers to Run - Chloé Robichaud Mosquita y Mari - Aurora Guerrero But I’m a Cheerleader - Jamie Babbit Girls in Uniform - Leontine Sagan Lyle - Stewart Thorndike Lost and Delirious - Léa Pool
Of course they are just the ones I’ve seen and liked, there are tons and tons of others I’ve seen but didn’t like or haven’t seen yet. Some more suggestions for people who just want more women directed films about lesbians (YMMV): Desert Hearts, Life Partners, Fire, AWOL, When Night is Falling, Olivia, The Kids Are All Right, Better Than Chocolate, I Can’t Think Straight, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, Go Fish, High Art, The World Unseen, And Then Came Lola, The Watermelon Woman, The Owls, Women Who Kill, Summertime, Kiss Men, Loving Annabelle, The Summer of Sangailė.
I hope among this incomplete list you’ll find some new stuff to enjoy!