watermelon women

bisexualbey  asked:

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!

actual shit my friends have said

- “what is does?” “the third person singular present of ‘do’”

- “OH MY GOD NOT THE POPE I CANT BLEED ON THE POPE”

- “i prefer my men to be women”

- (about watermelon) “its too curvy!”

- “i dont want anything that has been previously deepthroated”

- (to her son) “I’LL PINCH YOUR TESTICLES BETWEEN MY FINGERS”

- “jesus christ, i cant find the hole”

- “i could bite your tongue and you could fucking hate me”

- “where is it? its not in my ass. sorry…”

- “i will poop in your bed”

- “you take off your jumper like a porn star”

- “IM GOING TO SHOVE ATOMS UP MY VAGINA”

- “this leaf is special”

if youre looking for a lesbian movie to watch, please check out Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Women (1996).

A very 90s movie, made in a very fun style, by a black lesbian specifically about black lesbians (even more specifically black lesbians in film).

it is 100% find-able with a Google search and is about 90 minutes long. easily one of the best lesbian movies I’ve seen