Lesbian films 2018

Snapshots

Snapshots is a lesbian-themed movie written by Katherine Cortez & Jan Miller Corran, and directed by Melanie Mayron. Here is the official synopsis: Love unrequited. A lifetime of secrets. It all unfolds at the annual girl’s weekend at Gran’s home by the lake… Love lost, love found, love betrayed. 

When Rose’s secret past collides with her granddaughter’s secret future and her daughter Patty’s angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to accept decades of deceit. What happens that summer of 1960 when Louise and Zee enter the lives of Rose and Joe Muller. Fifty years at a lake home, one camera. With the discovery of a simple roll of film it begins. You can find more informations and the VOD links here.

Thelma

Thelma is a Norwegian supernatural lesbian-themed movie; a horror-thriller film directed by Joachim Trier, and starring Eili Harboe. Having just enrolled at a university in Oslo against her stern parents’ will, the sheltered Biology freshman and devout Christian, Thelma, leaves for the first time the isolated Norwegian countryside, to start a new life away from home. 

Tangibly lonely, a casual conversation and an unexpected friendship in the face of the beautiful fellow student, Anja, will broaden Thelma’s hazy horizons; however, as the glacially alluring misfit wrestles with an onslaught of novel feelings, an unprecedented psychosomatic manifestation of repressed emotions takes over. A mystery cloaks soft-spoken Thelma’s past, and the more she struggles to renounce her nebulous desire, the more violent is her quivering awakening. But can Thelma find a denied truth behind a stinging temptation?

Disobedience

From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz and based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.

The Ring Thing

The Ring Thing is a new feature film about commitment by Will Sullivan, the filmmaker of That’s Not Us. When Sarah accidentally proposes to her girlfriend in Provincetown, she finds herself at odds with her partner’s expectations of their future. The mixup sends both women on different journeys of marital exploration. 

Sarah, a documentary filmmaker, begins interviewing same-sex couples in an attempt to overcome her fear of divorce. Kristen, who’s ready to tie the knot, sees a future version of her life with Sarah where career and passion threaten to pull the women apart. This scene shared on their official youtube channel serves as a preview.

A Million Happy Nows

A Million Happy Nows is a 2018 American independent drama film written by Marisa Calin and directed by Albert Alarr. The film stars Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia as a lesbian couple dealing with the diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s. Chappell plays Lainey Allen. Here is a synopsis: Lainey is diagnosed with familial early onset Alzheimer’s and as soon becomes clear, she knew more than she was letting on. 

Whether to protect Eva from having to live with knowledge of the possibility like she has, or in an attempt to preserve the image she has spent a lifetime creating, the women struggle with changing identities and whether to share the news. With Eva’s insistence that Lainey can experience happiness even if she can’t retain why, they embark on an effort to live in the moment. With good days and bad, and Eva’s years of dedication, it takes the insight of friends for her to learn that she will need to say when enough is enough. Touching on role reversal, identity and perception, A Million Happy Nows chronicles the power of love, positivity and that to relinquish control can be liberating.

The Feels

The Feels is a comedy written and directed by Jenée LaMarque. Lu is a lesbian who goes away with some friends for an exciting bachelorette party in wine country over the weekend. However, the party takes a surprising turn when one of the women shares a startling and deeply personal secret: she has never experienced an orgasm. Lu and her girlfriend Andi are portrayed by Angela Trimbur and Constance Wu.

Lez Bomb

Coming to theaters November 9, 2018. From executive producer, Bobby Farrelly, comes a new holiday comedy about a young woman (Writer-Director, Jenna Laurenzo) who comes home for Thanksgiving with some life changing news. Little does she know, the eccentric cast of characters that make up her extended family have their own stirring surprises.

The result is a hilarious series of events forcing the family to come together in what amounts to the most unceremonious of holidays. As it turns out, there is no good time to drop the Lez Bomb. Starring Oscar® winner Cloris Leachman, Oscar® nominee Bruce Dern, Emmy® winner Kevin Kane, and an ensemble cast that includes Steve Guttenberg, Kevin Pollak, Elaine Hendrix, Brandon Micheal Hall, Rob Moran, and more. 

The Favourite

The Favourite is a 2018 historical period drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, from a screenplay written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. The close relationship between Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) is threatened by the arrival of Sarah’s cousin, Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), resulting in a bitter rivalry to be the Queen’s favourite. In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French.

Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, also known as Come as you are, is a lesbian themed movie directed and written by Desiree Akhavan. Here is a synopsis: In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians. The movie But I’m a Cheerleader had a comic perspective on this situation but this title takes the topic seriously. 

Fortunately the main character makes some friends at the camp but they all suffer under the pressure to change their orientation. The screenplay proposed by Akhavan and Cecilia Frugiuele is based upon the 2012 novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth. The film is starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Jennifer Ehle, and Quinn Shephard.

The Book of Gabrielle

The Book of Gabrielle is the latest film by British writer & director Lisa Gornick. Here is the official synopsis: Lesbian illustrator Gabrielle is writing a graphic novel and in exploring the world of sex, she discovers more about herself than ever before. Gabrielle is composing an illustrated guide book very subtly called ‘How To Do It.’ At a book signing she meets Saul, an established male writer who is straight. She both loves and hates his work which has seeped into her secular Jewish life from childhood. 

The more Gabrielle tells him about her book the more he wants to know about her intimate life and the substance of her relationship with her younger girlfriend Olivia. As her book takes form, is Saul jealous or desirous? Their friendship is tested as is Gabrielle’s relationship with Olivia. The film muses on how we write, how we draw. And the nature of “story” and what it makes us do. Gabrielle and Olivia are portrayed by Lisa Gornick and Anna Koval. 

Hearts Beat Loud

Hearts Beat Loud is a 2018 American comedy-drama music film directed by Brett Haley, from a screenplay by Haley and Marc Basch. In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. 

Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery. The story explores a lesbian romance between Rose (Sasha Lane) and Sam (Kiersey Clemons). Hearts Beat Loud is now available on Itunes.

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