wlw

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

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  • Jesters-Jokes
  • Pandora's Box
  • Morocco
  • Anna and Elizabeth
  • Queen Christina
  • The Scent of Pheasant’s Eye: An Episode from the Tales of Flowers
  • Sylvia Scarlett
  • The Tomboy
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • Girls' Club
  • Rebecca
  • Dangerously They Live
  • Thirst
  • The Trip to Marrakesh
  • Mona's Candle Light
  • La negra Angustias
  • Young Man with a Horn
  • Girl with Hyacinths
  • Caged
  • All About Eve
  • Calamity Jane
  • No Exit
  • Girls in Prison
  • Blood and Roses
  • Wise Guys
  • The Girl with the Golden Eyes
  • The Children's Hour
  • Walk on the Wild Side
  • No Exit
  • The Balcony
  • The Haunting
  • From Russia with Love
  • Manji
  • Four Women in A Harem
  • With Beauty and Sorrow
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • The Group
  • The Nun
  • The Girl With Hungry Eyes
  • Belle de Jour
  • The Fox
  • Les Biches
  • Therese and Isabelle
  • She Mob
  • The Legend of Lylah Clare
  • Rachel, Rachel
  • The Killing of Sister George
  • Daughters of Lesbos
  • Fraulein Doktor
  • Chastity
  • Check to the Queen
  • Alice in Acidland
  • Whirlpool
  • Monique
  • Midnight Virgin
  • The Dark Side of Tomorrow
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The Vampire Lovers
  • Doctors' Wives
  • Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay
  • Daughters of Darkness
  • Some of My Best Friends Are...
  • Angela Davis: Portrait of a Revolutionary
  • Clinic Exclusive
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan
  • Heat
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • I Was/I Am
  • The Nun and the Devil
  • Sugar Cookies
  • A Gay Day
  • Don Juan or If Don Juan Were a Woman
  • Cleopatra Jones
  • Baba Yaga
  • The Devil's Plaything
  • Story of a Cloistered Nun
  • Vampyres
  • Dyketactics
  • I'm Not One Of 'Em
  • Menses
  • Sisters!
  • Caged Heat
  • Symptoms
  • Fly With Me the French Way
  • Home Movie
  • Je, tu, il, elle
  • Anna and Edith
  • A Comedy in Six Unnatural Acts
  • Superdyke
  • Eyeball
  • Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
  • Black Emanuelle
  • Superdyke Meets Madame X
  • The Nude Princess
  • Moon Goddess
  • The War Widow
  • Erika's Passions
  • Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
  • Queen of Sex