But I’m a Cheerleader

“Megan is an all-American girl. She’s a cheerleader and has a boyfriend, but she doesn’t like kissing him very much, and she’s pretty tactile with her cheerleader friends, and she only has pictures of girls up in her locker. Her parents and friends conclude that she *must* be gay and send her off to “sexual redirection” school, full of admittedly homosexual misfits, where she can learn how to be straight. Will Megan be turned around to successful heterosexuality, or will she succumb to her love for the beautiful Graham?”

Starring Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall.

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Desert Hearts

Alright folks, time for another classic. None other than Desert Hearts. One of the more iconic lesbian movies of the last 40 years.

“It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She’s unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Cay Rivers, an open and self-assured lesbian, and the ranchowner’s daughter. The emotions released by their developing intimacy, and Vivian’s insecurities about her feelings towards Cay, are played out against a backdrop of rocky landscapes and country and western songs.”

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Show Me Love / Fucking Åmål

I’m afraid this video has been taken down. I’m sorry to say it probably won’t be coming back up here.

“Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin. “

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The movie is in swedish but I have added english subtitles.

A classic: Ellen

For a lot of people (especially in the US) Ellen Degeneres coming out was a big deal. When she did come out, her character on her sitcom (which was called “Ellen”), Ellen Morgan, also came out. That episode and the season following it was a pretty groundbreaking thing back then. So, for those baby dykes out there who haven’t actually seen this, here you go.

From Season 4, the “puppy” episode. Ellen Morgan meets Susan, realizes some things and takes the leap:

 
Season 5. Ellen is out and meets a new lady, Laurie.

Bad Girls – The Complete Nikki and Helen Love Story

Bad Girls was a british drama series taking place in a women’s prison. It featured a great romance between Nikki Wade, a lesbian inmate, and Helen Stewart, a prison administrator. Their relationship had their ups and downs, but unlike so many lesbian love stories, it actually had a happy ending! Their storyline spans the first three seasons and I’ve collected their scenes (and some other bits I felt were relevant to their story) into one clip per season. I’ve finally compiled the clip for the last season and I thought I’d make a post containing all three clips, for your convenience.

This is one of my favourite lesbian stories ever. Enjoy!

Season 1

There’s a couple of scenes who are mixed up and repeated in the season 1 clip. I didn’t discover that until after I’d uploaded it and posted it. Hopefully it won’t be too confusing for you guys.

Season 2

Season 3

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