Lesbian films 2016

The Scent of Memory

The Perfume of Memory, also known as O Perfume da Memória, is the story of love between two women who think life in completely different ways . One knows a secret that can zoom out or both . A magical affinity, threatened by circumstances. The film was written by Renato Luciano + Raíque Macau and directed by Oswaldo Montenegro.

That’s Not Us

That’s Not Us is an intimate portrait of three twenty-something couples as they travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer. But what should be a fun and carefree weekend becomes an exploration of what it takes to sustain a healthy relationship and make love last in what is now being called the “gayest generation.” 

Through each of the three couples – one gay, one lesbian, and one straight – That’s Not Us explores sex and relationships with a fresh perspective, finding that while sexuality and gender may vary, the struggles to keep love alive do not. The film was written by Derek Dodge and directed by William Sullivan.

Below Her Mouth

Below Her Mouth is the fourth film of April Mullen. Written by Stephanie Fabrizi, its story stages the disconcerting encounter of two young women over the course of one weekend. Within 48 hours, a successful fashion editor named Jasmine and a roofer named Dallas instantly fall in love with each other. The addictive nature of their relationship lead them to a series of major changes in their personal lives. As April said, this passionate idyll provides a sensual look at the privacy of women by exploring Jasmine’s self-discovery. The protagonists are portrayed by Erika Linder and Natalie Krill. Below Her Mouth premiered at Toronto International Film Festival September 10, 2016 and sparked a keen interest among the spectators.

UIO: Take me for a Ride

Starting her senior year in high school, Sara doesn’t have many friends and is caught between an overbearing mother, and a more understanding father. With uneasiness at school and tension in the household, Sara escapes to smoke in a little alley alone – that is – until Andrea, a new classmate, arrives.

A close friendship develops to all that can see, but behind closed doors, an intimate relationship unfolds, which, when discovered, throws everything into disarray.. Sara and Andrea are portrayed by Samanta Caicedo and María Juliana Rángel. UIO: Take me for a Ride is a film written by Juan José Vallejo and Amaia Merino, directed by Micaela Rueda. Accordind to AE, the movie will be played at the Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto.

First Girl I Loved

First Girl I Loved is a 2016 American romantic drama film written and directed by Kerem Sanga. It stars Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Tim Heidecker and Pamela Adlon. Here is a synopsis of the movie: Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton, who has always harbored a secret crush, he does his best to get in the way

Summertime (2016)

Summertime is a french drama directed by Catherine Corsini. There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of Limousin farmers.

But they did meet and not only did they come across each other but they fell passionately in love as well. Unfortunately, Delphine’s father fell victim to a stroke, and the young woman had no other choice but to go back home to help her mother run the family farm. Carole, who was so smitten by Delphine, couldn’t stand the estrangement and decided to join her lover at the farm. But could feminism and lesbianism easily be transferred to the countryside and its standards of the time…?

Margarita With A Straw

Margarita with a Straw is a 2014 Indian drama film directed by Shonali Bose. Laila (Kalki Koechlin) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair. She is a student at Delhi University and an aspiring writer who writes lyrics and creates electronic sounds for an indie band at the university. Laila falls for the lead singer of the college band and is heartbroken when she is rejected.

She soon overcomes this phase, when she gets a scholarship for a semester at New York University and moves there with her traditional Maharashtrian mother Shubhangini (Revathi). Living in Manhattan, she meets an attractive young man named Jared (William Moseley) in her creative writing class, who is assigned to help her in typing.

Ava’s Impossible Things

Ava and her mother Faye are bonded by many things…unconditional love, a passion for the arts, a belief that magic exists, and an insidious disease that will one day end both their lives. It’s been three years since Ava moved back into her mother’s house to care for Faye, and as Ava witnesses the slow downward spiral all she can do is keep her mother’s spirits up while locking away the fears of her own future.

Today is a day like any other until rare guests and unexpected events compel Faye to make a shocking announcement, sending Ava into a tailspin. Unable to deal with reality, Ava cries herself to sleep in her mother’s arms and escapes to a dream world filled with old friends and long forgotten desires. A new trailer has been added.

Cat Skin

Cat skin is a romance written and directed by Daniel Grasskamp. Here is a synopsis: 17 year old Cat is a shy and troubled photography student at college in a small coastal town. Her life is illuminated when her voyeuristic nature behind the camera lens sparks a chance encounter with a beautiful music student called April. Their relationship blossoms while circumstances threaten to keep them apart. April’s mother Sally struggles to come to terms with her daughter’s involvement with Cat, whilst April’s former lover, Steven, is unable to deal with rejection. Spiralling tension will lead to tragic events that will impact the lives of both Cat and April.

Toy

ToY is a dark drama directed by Patrick Chapman. It tells the story of a young artist who falls in love with a 44 years old sex worker. Chloe is a talented and curious photographer who recently inherited the fortune of her deceased mother. She took over her wealth but also the thing that cost her mother’s life, a secret which she desperately tries to hide. 

As Chloe is struggling to stay the course, she is introduced to Kat via her new job, an high-class call girl who sees herself growing old and constantly losing clients. While the two women are fighting against their own demons to keep their heads above water, circumstances make them come closer to one another, so they start a new chapter of their respective life in decline. The film addresses sexuality in both an exciting and despairing angle. What makes ToY interesting is the difficult development of Chloe and Kat’s relationship throughout the film and their undeniable chemistry, but I am warning you, the end is very sad. Their characters are portrayed by Briana Evigan and Kerry Norton. This title is available on Amazon, Itunes and Google Play. You can find more informations about ToY and all their VOD links on toythemovie.com. Note: the playlist below is composed of the two official trailers shared on youtube by Twinbrother Productions.

Liberty’s Secret (2016)

Liberty Smith is the perfect running mate. She’s American as apple pie, sings like an angel, and is the daughter of a prominent “family values” preacher – exactly what a floundering presidential campaign needs to energize its conservative base and rally the faithful. But when political novice Liberty falls for her spin doctor, who turns out to be female, is plastard all on cable news. What a catastrophe! Now Liberty must choose between the life she’s known, and the love she can’t be able live without, with all of America watching. Liberty Smith and Nikki Levine are portrayed by Jaclene Wilk and Cara AnnMarie. The film was created by Andy Kirshner and Debbie Williams.

A Date for Mad Mary

The beginning of adulthood could also mean the end of childhood friendships. Mary (Seána Kerslake), an impulsive young woman, returns home after spending six months in jail for her involvement in a violent dispute in high school. Her best friend Charlene (Charleigh Bailey) gets married in three weeks and Mary needs to find someone to accompany her to the wedding. 

But she fails to find an appropriate partner and, moreover, it seems that Charlene does not want to spend as much time with her as before. So Mary seeks refuge in the company of Jess (Tara Lee), a singer. Is Jess the person that Mary has been looking for all this time? A Date for Mad Mary is an Irish drama directed by Darren Thornton. This playlist includes the trailer and a fanvid.

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