A story can be told by the written word alone and you can picture the characters and the scenery before your inner eye. You can "feel" the touch of a hand or hear the words spoken in a dialogue. It is all a trick of imagination put together by the skillful writing of an author and the powerful mind of (wo)man.
Immersing oneself in a book and letting your mind flow freely within a story can be a wonderful feeling, an opportunity to leave behind - for just a little while - all the squabbles of daily life.
Should you however wish to see how other people picture the world around us - you might want to go to the movies!
The selection of movies with a f/f theme is not very large. So you will have to dig around a bit for the movies that are really worth watching.
You probably already know the usual suspect like the thriller "Bound". A lesbian film noir sporting the butch Corky - a tough ex con - and her lover Violet who are concocting a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caeser. The movie is still available from Amazon or maybe you can catch a rerun on TV. If you want a review there are plenty to choose form - try this one.
Do you also know "Aimée and Jaguar" ? This is a German movie from 1999 - you can get it on Amazon. The movie centers on a passionate love affair between a Jewish journalist and the wife of a Nazi officer and mother of four in Berlin 1943/1944 - it's well worth watching, but it is not what I would call a "light" movie. The movie is based on a book by Erica Fischer published under the same title. If you want a second opinion on the movie look up this review.
If you happen to like romantic comedy you probably know "Imagine You And Me". A romantic lesbian themed comedy from 2005 staring Piper Perabo and Lena Headey - it goes .."Uhh I married my best friend but mistook friendship for love - and surprise ! Love is readily available - on the other side of the fence." You won't find the stereotype lesbian women in this movie - so you might call it mainstream. It is still available from Amazon. If you want a review there are plenty to choose form - try this one.
Should romance be your thing - and I imagine it might - then you don't want to miss "I can't Think Straight" a movie by Shamim Sarif - you can buy it from Enlightenment Productions if it's not playing at a Theater nears you ;-), and you can watch the official trailer on YouTube. The movie is simple in its standard lesfic storyline, but delivered in a funny and heart touching way, it plays out against the backdrop of a mix of Asian / Middle Eastern and Western culture and displays a charming pair of ladies. If you want a second opinion look up this review.
If you are not ready for a full time movie you might look up one of these short films. The storyline is real simple, but still enjoyable. The short films are available online:
- "Girl Talk" - about a high school girl and her secret date
- "Private Life" (1) and (2) - about the secret life of lesbian women in, England in 1962
- "Last Exit" - a story of the out and proud Cody who still has some feelings for her ex-girlfriend Heather. Unfortunately, Heather doesn't want to leave her husband and Cody's current girlfriend Jessica has had enough.
You can find a list of lesbian themed movies on the page "Beyond The Corner" - it is short, but maybe it will evolve over time ;-)