Searching for lesbian content on OTPs like Netflix which are not horribly offensive, drippingly cheesy or just plain bleh? We know, it’s a real struggle. Netflix is not your worst offender, with regards to lousy and cheesy queer flicks. But there are a few blips in their queer library too.
It’s certainly hard to come across a lesbian movie or show which accurately depicts a romance and refrains from wandering into the straight guys with lesbian fetish as well. It’s even difficult to get queer movies that have well-written characters which do not end in misery.
We have compiled a list of the best lesbian movies Netflix has to offer right now. Enjoy your weekend queeries!
The Feels is a comedy that’s improvised which follows the bachelorette weekend celebrating the coming up wedding between Andi (Constance Wu) & Lu (Angela Trimbur). Things get a tad bit awkward when Lu confesses that she never once had an orgasm, which leaves Andi devastated. Over the course of their bachelorette weekend, Lu & Andi have to re write their relationship; and their separate and individual needs when it comes to sex & love.
“It’s authentic and it’s tender and while the climax is a little bit rushed; eh hem – it’s a gay happy ending. And that, itself, is still revolutionary”, reads the reviews.
Blue Is the Warmest Color
It’s a lesbian flick which does not require any sort of introduction. Well almost. Blue Is the Warmest Color breathes life into a delicate subject of sexual awakening. This tale revolves around the young Adèle who falls madly in love with art student, Emma. Adèle & Emma share a beautifully passionate love. Some steamy making out scenes is one of the things which makes Blue Is the Warmest Color a must watch movie.
“Blue is the Warmest Colour is mostly tremendous, and anchored by two of the year’s most fiercely committed performances”, reads a review.
“Both Cannes’ award-winning female leads deliver naturalistic performances that transcend their much-ballyhooed extended sex scenes”, reads another praise for this film.
A Secret Love
A Secret Love is a Netflix documentary which tells the tale of two women; pro baseball player Terry Donahue and Pat Herschel. This couple however, decides to keep their relationship under wraps from family & friends for almost seven decades. A Secret Love follows Pat & Terry’s coming out; their romance and the difficulties to decide whether they are willing to officially tie the knot.
“A Secret Love is full of the kind of gentle ribbing and loving chuckles one would expect from any adorable old couple; but it’s made all the more poignant by the fact of Pat and Terry’s trailblazing personal histories”, reads a review.
Loving Annabelle is a story that touches the taboo love between Annabelle (Erin Kelly) a boarding school student and Simone (Diane Gaidry), her poetry teacher. Annabelle however is a rebellious new addition at Simone’s school; who unabashedly starts to show interest in her beautiful and lovely teacher. Simone later is then forced to decide between her career or a passionate romance.
“In spite of the premise that reads more like a “Penthouse” letter; Brooks’ controversial romance is much more heartfelt and complex in examining both of its characters. And their intentions toward one another….,” reads a review.
Concussion is the tale between a housewife Abby (Robin Weigert) who, after getting an accidental blow to her head by the son’s baseball bat; finds her humdrum life highly unsatisfying and unfulfilling. Abby then decides to start a double life as a high-end escort; and so the journey of her sexual re-awakening is kick started.
“This was SO MUCH BETTER than I expected. The lead is such a hot mom and I couldn’t take my eyes off her the entire film. The only reason I rated this a 9 was for the ending. This movie deserved a great finale but it’s still worth the watch,” reads a review.
Tig is a documentary that shares the heart wrenching story of Tig Notaro, the American comedian. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. This movie follows the year later her diagnoses and her club Largo’s stand-out show which instantly made Tig go viral. More events occur that complicate Tig’s life as she goes on with her tour; deals with the devastating passing of her mother, and braces herself to have a child with Stephanie, her partner.
“The pile of calamities in Notaro’s life was devastating; but as she talks about them, you come to understand that, in a way, surviving one challenge strengthened her to deal with the next”, reads a review.