Since the first commercial dating site was launched in the mid-1990s, these digital services have gone from strength to strength. Online dating has been particularly embraced by the LGBTQ community. These outlets are regarded as a haven where like-minded individuals can interact in a variety of ways. Newcomers might introduce themselves in lesbian chat rooms. Sending messages in this secure environment is a terrific way to develop chemistry. Once you’ve joined online lesbian dating community and got acquainted with another lesbian single, you might want to suggest a date night activity. How about snuggling on a couch and watching an appropriate movie? Here are five of our top suggestions.
Based on the life story of American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, this searing coming-of-age drama depicts the main character in three stages: childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Along this journey, there are many twists and turns, as the protagonist faces emotional and physical abuse, as well as coming to terms with his sexuality and identity. It rightly earned the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2016, smashing the box office, and gaining plaudits from critics and fans alike. It was the first LGBTQ and first featuring an all-black cast to win the coveted best picture Oscar.
This period drama takes us back to the dark days of industrial disputes in 1980s England that is riven by class conflict. The miners have come out on strike, putting them on a collision course with the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher. It features the game attempts of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners group, an LGBTQ collective who were both enthusiastic and vocal in their endeavours to raise funds for the striking miners and the communities faced with desolation. Based on real-life events, the group went on to raise over £22,000 for their cause. Pride won the Queer Palm award at the 2014 Cannes Festival.
A Single Man
Based on a novel of the same name by Anglo-American novelist and playwright Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man tells the story of George Falconer, a gay English college professor living in Los Angeles. Facing various hurdles, not least with depressive illness, and the rampant homophobia of the period, Falconer’s struggles are brilliantly portrayed by Colin Firth, who received an Academy Award nomination for the role. If you’re looking for an emotional rollercoaster to engage with, this movie would be an excellent choice.
Directed by Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain was developed from a short story by Annie Proulx. It tells the complicated story of a relationship between two cowboys, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal), outwardly straight, who fall into each other’s arms when herding sheep across remote mountain pastures. After a passionate affair, they part ways, going on to live married lives. When their paths cross again, they are faced with big decisions about betraying their loved ones or succumbing to strong emotions that are ripe for kindling. Championed as the first movie with an overtly LGBTQ-friendly storyline to gain mainstream box office popularity, and Academy Awards, this thought-provoking story is another must-see to add to your list.
Another critically-acclaimed LGBTQ movie, Disobedience is set in the Orthodox Jewish community of North London. A young photographer, Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns to the people who cast her out as a child. Her attempt to earn the affections of her peers are put to the test when she finds herself igniting long-dormant feelings for her childhood friend, Esti (Rachel McAdams). As a multi-layered story of passion and lesbian love, set against an ultra-conservative religious background, this is a movie that will linger with your long after the credits have rolled.
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