The Art of Yearning in Lesbian Cinema

“WLW are deeply intimate with the quiet and soft expression of yearning and no filmmaker encapsulates this better than Céline Sciamma.”

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From “The Haunting” to “Thelma”: Lesbian Horror Over the Years

Horror and the LGBTQ+ community have a tumultuous relationship. Often, queer-coded characters are presented as villains whose queerness is part of the reason they’re frightening or they’re the first to die, acting as an example for the rest of the characters.

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Long Live Carol and Therese: On Loving Vintage Lesbians

Though they have existed since at least the 1980s, over the past couple years there have been a number of films and television series released that fall within the category that I like to call ‘vintage lesbians’. By ‘vintage lesbians’ I simply mean films or series that include historical representations of queer women – ie. queer or lesbian period pieces.

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The Male Gaze and Us Poor Gays: Navigating Female Sexualisation in Film as a Queer Feminist

The Romeo and Juliet of cinema: my love for boobs versus my hate of the male gaze. For any other queer feminists out there, you may be well versed in this problem. We all know that the constant sexual depiction of women in media is a problem – it’s insulting, demeaning, and reduces the complexity…

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‘Booksmart’: Not Entirely By The Book

In the past couple of years, we have been very lucky to be blessed with a number of great coming-of-age films. In 2016 we got The Edge of Seventeen, we were then given Lady Bird in 2017, and just last year were given Eighth Grade. It wouldn’t be fair if the yearly tradition of relatable,…

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