Queer lady movies that don’t suck

Courtesy of wikipedia.com

Courtesy of wikipedia.com

Tatiana Rodriguez, Arts & Trends Editor

Hello my fellow WY queer girls. It’s Valentine’s Day season and you’re probably tired of the intensified heteronormativity that surrounds this Hallmark holiday. Here are some movies that will make getting through this day a little gayer.


The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)

Yes, it has a cheesy title and a cheesy plot. But, the story of Randie and Evie will make your heart skip a beat. This cute coming-of-age love story shows the complexities of coming out while being in love.


Gia (1998)

The tragic biopic of high fashion supermodel Gia Carangi will break your heart. Beware: you will cry and you will fall more in love with Angelina Jolie.


But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

A classic queer film. This hilarious story tells the story of Megan, a teen forced into a conversion camp after being suspected of being a lesbian. Rupaul, Clea Duvall, and Natasha Lyonne make for a perfect balance of romance and laughter.


Lost and Delirious (2001)

Told through the perspective of Mary, a shy, young girl attending an all-girls boarding school, the story of a forbidden love between two students will leave you wishing that V-day never existed. Don’t watch if you love love.


Saving Face (2004)

Set in NYC, Wil struggles to balance her closeted relationship while taking care of her mother, Gao, who has been shunned by their Chinese American family for being pregnant out of wedlock. Watch this if you’re looking for a lighthearted V-day movie.


Naissance des Pieuvres (2007)

The French really know how to tackle queer film. Shockingly realistic and touching, this tale of unrequited love will have you remembering to never fall for a straight girl…again.


Pariah (2011)

Alike, a shy, black teen struggles to accept her identity while living with her traditional family. When her mother forces her to become friends with a more feminine classmate, it only makes things more complicated.


Mosquita y Mari (2012)

An adorable story of the unlikely friendship between two young Latinas. Confusion and new feelings make watching this film a nostalgic experience. An especially beautiful, cute, and touching movie for my Latinx queers out there.


Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

When I say the French know queer film, they really know queer film. This movie will tear you apart. The vivid, honest way that this common love story is told makes it intensely unique. Prepare for a roller coaster of emotions.