There’s nothing quite movies for lifting spirits. No matter what stresses you are facing, gripping feature films will cause the blues to fade. As well as transporting audiences to fantastical worlds where anything can happen, movies often reflect real life dilemmas. Everyone can find inspiration of some form simply by getting lost in captivating plots for a couple of hours. For some people, such as members of the LGBT community, stories can be empowering. As an example, ‘Blue is the Warmest Color,’ a French film nominated for a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for ‘Best Film Not in the English Language,’ was regarded by critics as one of 2013’s top movies. This tells an uplifting tale that warmed hearts (and also smashed it at the box office, taking in $19.5 million for a basic budget of $4.2 million). Here, we’ll look into how films like that give comfort to the lesbian community, as well as outlining seven similar titles.
Why Lgbt Cinema Is So Important
Girls seeking girlfriends can now rely on a variety of socializing outlets. As well as LGBT-oriented nightclubs, or cinemas where they might be showing seasons of lesbian movies, females are increasingly relying on the digital option. Anyone eager to arrange a lesbian hook up has all the tools they need at their fingertips. By signing up for a hookup website or downloading the app version, you can access a treasure trove of single girls. There will be easy communication facilities available, such as chat rooms where you can mix with other singles, and private channels for exchanging DMs. Icebreakers to get the conversation flowing might include films you’d like to watch with a hook up partner. If you’ve both seen ‘Blue is the Warmest Color,’ you could discuss your favorite scenes. And more importantly, other movies resembling it you’d like to see. What better excuse for your first date?
Online lesbian hubs
The reason these matching outlets are so worthwhile is they are so much more than places to arrange dates. LGBT services have become social hubs where kindred spirits can congregate. There are always lively forums and chat room debates you’d be welcome to join in. You could get involved in group discussions about your favorite forms of art or films to watch on Netflix.
Should you find yourself getting drawn to someone you have a lot in common with, you could break away from the general chat and get into one-on-one conversations. As for those titles on the same wavelength as that classic French lesbian-friendly film, here are six of the best.
Movies like ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ you must watch
My Summer of Love (2004)
This British film places a relationship between two women in the context of this country’s often blatant class divide. Mona (Natalie Press) is a working-class girl, whose brother, Phil (Paddy Considine) is a prisoner who becomes a born-again Christian. Through this transformation in his life, he encounters, Tamsin, who is from a much higher social background. Tamsin (played by the now iconic Emily Blunt in her debut role), feels unloved in her own family. The girls come from different backgrounds, but the chemistry they portray in this wonderful movie is undeniable.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Another French film, this story focuses on a love affair during the 1700s between two women, a painter and an aristocrat, played by Adele Haenel and Noemie Merlant. This widely acclaimed drama was selected for a potential Palme d’Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival of 2019.
There it won the Queer Palm, notably the first female-directed movie to be awarded. This feat is surely excuseful enough to add this to your lesbian viewing schedule!
Room in Rome (2010)
This Spanish film is an erotically charged story about two women, Alba (Elena Anaya) and Natasha (Natasha Yarovenko) and their night of passion in a hotel in Rome. Helmed by Julio Medem, a Basque film director making his English language debut, the action covers 10 hours. This will raise temperatures!
Below Her Mouth (2016)
Over to Canada now for this erotic drama, Jasmine and Dallas are women who get into an intense love affair. Again, expect a lot of lesbian hookup activities to enjoy watching together.
With Every Heartbeat (2011)
Also released under the name Kiss Me, this award-winning Swedish movie features Mia, who uses her father’s 60th birthday celebrations to announce her engagement to boyfriend, Tim. Along the way, she meets her father’s new fiancé’s daughter, Elizabeth. Sparks fly.
Premiering at the Toronto International Festival, the gay lovers here are women from New York’s strict Orthodox Jewish community. This film gained a lot of praise for its sympathetic portrayal of lesbian love against a difficult backdrop.