wlw characters and/or plot.
current as of 2020 films. some 2021 films.
i made a conscious effort to avoid incest, pedophilia and rape as best i could considering i haven't seen all these movies.
read notes for more info, including whether it was directed or co-directed by a woman and qualifiers like subtext, moments, characters (if not the main ones).
this is not a list of recommendations! there are excellent gay movies on here, and plenty of shitty ones. there are others that are straight up bad representation. make your own choices. the goal is an attempt at being comprehensive without being excessively distasteful.
there are also wonderful queer directors who haven't dealt directly (yet) with queer issues but whose work i very much do recommend (lucrecia martel!). this list maps representations of wlw characters over time. a list of gay movies that i recommend would be MUCH shorter. i hope to make it! enjoy xo