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Game Girls : a lesbian couple making a life together of sorts on Skid Row

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  Game Girls the sophomore documentary from  Alina Skrzeszewska filmed in cinema-verite mode is a highly emotional view of the rocky relationship of two African/American young lesbians living in LA’s notorious Skid Row which seems like the end of the world. When the film starts Terim who is coping with mental illness, is going to … Continue reading



My Days of Mercy : finding love outside prison

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  In My Days of Mercy Lucy (Academy Award Nominee Ellen Page) is  the daughter of a man who is on death row.  When she visits him in prison she meets and ultimately falls  in love with  Mercy (Kate Mara) a woman on the opposing side of  the death penalty. As a result, Lucy’s value … Continue reading



Dykes, Camera, Action! a look at the history of lesbian filmmaking

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  In Caroline Berler’s excellent investigation into lesbian cinema, which is a must see for any queer cinephile, she attempts to give us  a female version of The Celluloid Closet.  It is a valiant attempt as there are not nearly as man queer women’s movies and they have always been overlooked by those produced by gay … Continue reading



Vita & Virginia : a tale of literary lesbian love

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  It is plain to see why, on paper, Vita & Virginia was an easy choice to pick as the flagship opening movie for the 2019 British Film Institute Flare LGBT festival. It checks all the boxes. British costume drama? Literary heritage? Lesbians? Gays? Transexual narrative? Sex? Flawless period costumes? Sets like oil paintings? Check. … Continue reading



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