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Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:13 pm

So, we have seen "Below Her Mouth" (awesome for all the wrong reasons) "Blue is the warmest color" (very good) "High Art" (good) "Carol" (good) "Duke of Burgundy" (horrible) "Room in Rome" (not great) and the foreign one where the woman goes back to her school and recalls her affair with other student and I can't remember the title but we loved it!
Sex content is not important, looking more for romance.
Any recommendations?
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Postby mostirreverent » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:58 am

I expected more from High Art…

the second best scene of this sort in Mulholland Drive. couldn't find the first one… It's a great film in general, and a very odd relationship
Naomi Watts and Laura Harring

this one came up in the youtube rotation. I haven't seen the film though
Lesbian Love Scene (Isabel and Cristina)

While not a lesbian relationship, Liv Tyler is lovely to behold, in this very romantic film. Stealing Beauty

Bound

But I'm a Cheerleader is funny and poignant

I loved the The L Word. IAtone point I remember thinking, "OK, enough with the sex scenes, lets get back to the story" :lol:
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:17 pm

Just saw La Belle Saison which I really loved.

Kyss Mig - cute. But Swedish is not a romantic language, I had the sound down really low.

Found this http://www...com/list/ls062999174
There's a bunch of other users lists on . to check out too.
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby Jean-Louise » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:18 pm

emilycurious wrote:So, we have seen "Below Her Mouth" (awesome for all the wrong reasons) "Blue is the warmest color" (very good) "High Art" (good) "Carol" (good) "Duke of Burgundy" (horrible) "Room in Rome" (not great) and the foreign one where the woman goes back to her school and recalls her affair with other student and I can't remember the title but we loved it!
Sex content is not important, looking more for romance.
Any recommendations?


The people who make these movies usually are men.
I think that many men just do not get the idea that women are romantics.
Porn is easy enough to find.
But a good movie about a lesbian relationship is not.

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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:02 pm

Jean-Louise wrote:a good movie about a lesbian relationship is [hard to find].


I just saw Loving Annabelle on Netflix.
I wasn't great, but a good afternoon movie - if I'd watched it with anyone else I probably would have passed.
Laura Breckenridge in a side role was cute!
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Anatomy of a Love Seen was terrible.
Elena Undone was excellent.
Bloomington was so so.
Mosti recommended the L-Word which I did try when it first came out and didn't get into it.
I've watched the very first two and I'm struggling with it.
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Netflix has porn movies now - I started to watch "Love" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_(2015_film)) and I was shocked. The film goes straight into a bj and finger f-ing, with full erection and ejaculation!
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby Jean-Louise » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:42 pm

emilycurious wrote:
Jean-Louise wrote:a good movie about a lesbian relationship is [hard to find].


I just saw Loving Annabelle on Netflix.
I wasn't great, but a good afternoon movie - if I'd watched it with anyone else I probably would have passed.
Laura Breckenridge in a side role was cute!
--
Anatomy of a Love Seen was terrible.
Elena Undone was excellent.
Bloomington was so so.
Mosti recommended the L-Word which I did try when it first came out and didn't get into it.
I've watched the very first two and I'm struggling with it.
--
Netflix has porn movies now - I started to watch "Love" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_(2015_film)) and I was shocked. The film goes straight into a bj and finger f-ing, with full erection and ejaculation!


Hard porn, literally and figuratively.

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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby mostirreverent » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:54 am

emilycurious wrote:
Jean-Louise wrote:a good movie about a lesbian relationship is [hard to find].


I just saw Loving Annabelle on Netflix.
I wasn't great, but a good afternoon movie - if I'd watched it with anyone else I probably would have passed.
Laura Breckenridge in a side role was cute!
--
Anatomy of a Love Seen was terrible.
Elena Undone was excellent.
Bloomington was so so.
Mosti recommended the L-Word which I did try when it first came out and didn't get into it.
I've watched the very first two and I'm struggling with it.
--
Netflix has porn movies now - I started to watch "Love" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_(2015_film)) and I was shocked. The film goes straight into a bj and finger f-ing, with full erection and ejaculation!


I liked the story more than say the sex parts of the L word. Love Jessica too…

I thought netflix also had a lesbian movie area
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:21 pm

International flavour:

Io e lei (Me, Myself & Her).
Very cute. Older couple, fidelity, swapping teams. Billed as a comedy, but it was "light" rather than funny ha-ha.
I liked it a lot, very continental, I'd watch it again - a nice date, or cuddle on the couch movie.

Liz En Septiembre (Liz In September)
Very sexy, but no sex - cute latin women in the sun, in the water, bikinis, what more could you want?
Oh yeah, plot - straight girl goes gay...
I liked it, but no need to watch it again.
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:48 pm

Das Floss (Floating).
Too be honest I fast forwarded through most of this, just wasn't grabbing my attention.
And I'm sorry, but German is one of the least romantic languages.
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All About E.
The two leads are both utterly adorable. Real sense of chemistry between them.
Plot is naff, derivative and predictable, although the music angle is cool.
Cinematic photography.
One epic sex scene. Awesome bodies.
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 pm

Sangailes vasara (Summer of Sangaile).
Slow. Cute leads but just didn't get that romance vibe, and slow.
Nice visuals throughout, but slow.
Did I say it was slow? Well it was, very slow.
Oh, and too much acrobatic flying.
The dressing up and photography stuff was cute - Sangaile's lover, Auste, the fashion/photography girl is dishy.
But only two out of five!
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:09 pm

I like coming out stories. I guess nearly every gay story has some element of a coming out tale either central to the plot, or in there somewhere.
These movies have it as their main theme.
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I never felt like I had a coming out story, it was never a thing I choose to do, or something that I had control over. I guess I was lucky in that all my friends and a good number of adults were accepting (or maybe just ignoring) of a relationship I was having. I was with my first girlfriend for a long time - for several years we were just kissing and exploring (mostly separately) our bodies, and then it became intensely sexual for a few more years - I've written about this before - http://discussion.femalefirst.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=742810&p=7209671&hilit=five+years#p7209671.
So I was out to friends from 12 although of course no one said "you're queer, you're gay" or anything like that, and I never identified as that either, I didn't know what that was back then. I guess I was just naive and/or ignorant. When we were having sex in each others beds we were being discreet at home (so I thought), we certainly never went out of our way to push it in peoples faces at anytime, but equally away from home, we weren't scurry around furtively hiding our emotions.
I broke down when Anna was removed from my life. I told my parents everything. My mother was completely supportive and said she had know for a very long time, she said I was always happy and never went through any of the traumas my sisters inflicted on her, and she didn't see the harm, she said she thought it was obvious it was real, not a fad, not some crush, but a genuine heartfelt love. My father was embarrassed about everything that had been happening under his roof without his knowledge, he was mad at me, but madder at my Mum. He choose to ignore my sexuality - I was never close with my father, I'd always hoped that his week long absences for work were really a cover for a second family! - it wasn't a stretch for us to be more disconnected.
Until I went to Uni, I didn't know anyone else who was in love with another girl. Aside from books and movies, it was not something that was in my world. I was aware that I was different, but it wasn't a bad thing, it wasn't anything that stopped me doing any of the things that all my friends were doing.
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When Fire came out there was a lot of outrage in India, for is depiction of lesbian love. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_(1996_film)
It felt like a long film! There was a lot of side stories going on, and flash backs, none of which I felt really advanced the women's story, which was nicely brought out.
I liked the older/younger pairing, the difference in experience and how cultural imprinting was influencing them. I guess from a Western point of view, the story was a little tame, but given the outrage in India, that was probably intentional. A "nice" fim, as opposed to an important or great one, unless you were gay in India in 1996. (Just think about that - 1996!!) (3 out of 5).
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Jenny's Wedding: People are hard on Katherine Heigl, I'm not sure why! This is not the cute movie I was expecting, there really is angst and strife throughout, and everyone is good (Tom Wilkinson as always, stands out, and Jenny's mother Linda Emond is great). I really liked everything about this movie, except the relationship between the two women (Jenny's girlfriend is the delicious Alexis Bledel of Handmaid's Tale fame) there was very little romance or spark between the two. I know they had been living together for five years, so they are already way passed the honeymoon period, and in a stable and I guess predictable pattern of domesticity, but the interactions between them were so clinical. The parental reactions I guess are fairly typical for a upper working class/middle class type of family, and the surrounding neighbours and work colleagues were well drawn if stereotypical homophobes. But I guess that's the whole point!
Oh, and Grace Gummer (The Newsroom - if you haven't watched this series, do so now!) is Jenny's sister. (4 out of 5).
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Pariah: I was expecting this to be gritty from the off, and it's actually quite a sweet gentle film*, about coming out in the black community. I liked this a lot. *Okay it's not all sweetness and love, there is ample angst, physical and mental trauma too! (4 out of 5).
I'm encouraged by a lot of the films I see, like this and "Blue is the warmest colour" and other teenage dramas that show that being different is more acceptable and actually celebrated, rather than something to be frightened of or kept hidden.
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:28 pm

Je tu il elle - watch on very fast forward; it will still seem to be in slow motion but you won't waste an afternoon.
The lesbian sex scene, if you can call it that, is nice if you like the wrestling school of love making, and big girls with bushy bushes. It's the last scene so just skip straight to it, no one will blame you.
Hard pressed to call this lesbian, or romance, but two naked girls can't be all bad right?
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:32 pm

Ah-ga-ssi - The Handmaiden - I can't really comment as I gave up half way through the bad SM porno 2nd act. The 1st act was fine. Not great.
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:14 pm

Imagine Me & You.
If you fast forward every time there's no women on screen it's really good.
Piper Perabo and Lena Headey are scrumptious (note movie came out (ha!) in 2005 (2006 USA), not that they are not scrumptious now, but not the freshest apples in the 2018 barrel)
Of course Perabo's character is named Rachel.
I just watched Blade Runner - Rachel.
I was at a dinner party Sunday, talked for an hour with this engaging, smart, funny, adorable woman when you says "oh we didn't introduce ourselves, I'm Rachel". Aaaahhhh!
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Re: Lesbian romance

Postby emilycurious » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:56 pm

Lost and Delirious.
And it was.
Disappointingly not good.
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