Lesbianism in cinema (no porn allowed)

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Post  eddie on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:12 pm


The Killing of Sister George- Original film poster.


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Re: Lesbianism in cinema (no porn allowed)

Post  sil on Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:44 am

Thanks, Eddie.



This one must be the first lesbian themed movie (I haven't seen it):

MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM (1931)



The story of a fourteen year old girl's relationship to both her teacher and her headmistress at a traditional German boarding school, Leontine Sagan's MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM is a film marked both by controversy and multiple stages of critical assesment. Although popular in Europe upon release in 1931, the film was banned both in the US (to be released only after significant cuts) and by Goebbels following the Nazi assumption of power. It was not shown again in Germany until a 1977 television broadcast, while screenings at New York and Chicago women's film festivals in the mid-70s generated a significant reevaluation of the film, heralding it as a landmark of queer cinema, with some suggesting that it may be the first film with an openly lesbian storyline. In his seminal survey of Weimar cinema, From Caligari To Hitler, Siegfried Kracauer reads the film as a progressive response to the rising tide of fascism that was to overtake Germany in 1933. Despite its abstention from the expressionism that dominated the 1920s, Kracauer sees MADCHEN, along with films like DOCTOR MABUSE and THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI, as exploring ideas of despotism and rebellion, with the tyrants of their story lines as nothing less than prefigurations of Hitler. MADCHEN's anti-fascism dominates much of the early commentary on the film, which sees it as a critique of the authoritarianism of the Prussian school system and an exploration of the emotional ramifications of life under dictatorship. However, such a reading obscures the film's palpable lesbian cadence. As B. Ruby Rich has written, " ... most important to the film's reputation through the years has been its significance as an anti-authoritarian and prophetically anti-fascist film... In emphasizing the film's progressive stance in relation to the Nazi assumption of power, however, film historians have tended to overlook, minimize, or trivialize the film's central concern with love between women... One of the few films to have an inherently gay sensibility, it is also one of the most central to establishing a history of lesbian cinema.


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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:54 am

^^

I would be very interested to see that film, I will have to look to see if I can get it with english subtitles.

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Post  sil on Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:02 am

I think I'm not allowed to post here a link to a web where you can find download links to the movie. You have a pm. But it is dvdrip

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Post  pinhedz on Wed May 11, 2011 4:04 am

I just saw this film, which is not really about lesbianism, but the best parts have a bit of that flavor.

In the best parts, the heroine is hiding out with a family of tourists with aging hippie parents, as they travel around on Morocco, Spain and Germany.

There's lots of killing in the beginning and end, but those parts are pretty routine:


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Re: Lesbianism in cinema (no porn allowed)

Post  Guest on Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:45 am

Opening scene for 'Les Biches' (1968) by Claude Chabrol with Stéphane Audran, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Jacqueline Sassard.



A youtuber says, in another Les Biches video: "I've said it before and I'll say it again. The French do lesbian cinema right."

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