The List has a great premise. The List referred to is the one we all have of exceptional people we’re allowed to have a one-time sexual encounter with even though we are in a steady relationship.Read more
BFI Flare is one of our favourite things on the calendar. I mean literally hundreds of women pretty much move into the Southbank for 10 days. In addition to this, there is a mass of lesbian film content available to watch. These two things are quite rare so when they come together, it is lesbian Christmas for sure!
We took a bit of time to find out more about one of the programmers, who has been with the festival for many, many years to find out about the festival behind the scenes. What happens outside the 10 day festival, how many films get entered. You know that kind of thing.Read more
With so many films on offer it can be difficult to know where to begin. Even if you have seen our full list and detailed programme, you may only want to see one or two films and even narrowing that down can be a challenge... so this is our Top 6 picks:Read more
The BFI Flare programme and 2017 logo was launched last night at BFI Southbank, and I'm delighted to say it is a stonker and I'm really excited! So if you want to try and see every lesbian-interest film* (or you want to know when to be at the Southbank and which theatre to hang around), but also hold down a full time job, then this is how to do it...
Katie and Naomi recently sat down to lunch with Alexis Bledel during a rare break in filming of the Netflix reboot of The Gilmore Girls to discuss playing gay on the indie lesbian wedding drama Jenny's Wedding due to be released in the UK in May.Read more
Finally receiving it's UK release, Jenny's Wedding is a family friendly exploration of life after the passing of Equal Marriage in the US and UK.
We can now have films where the main story is not a rom com will they/won't they melodrama or a youthful coming of age coming out of the closet trope. Jenny's Wedding offers that. Jenny (Katherine Heigl) and Kitty (Bledel, better known to fans as Rory Gilmore) are an estbalished couple, they have been together a number of years, settled, like together, still in love - ready to make a lifelong commitment to each other. There's only one snag, whilst Jenny is out in most aspects of her life, she is not out to her family. Much to Kitty's discernment of course.Read more
You may have seen our feature on the latest short film DAWN from Jake Graf, starring up and coming actor Nicole Gibson... well we are delighted to announce that DAWN has been selected to be shown at BFI Flare in London.Read more
Wine, Women & Friends is a documentary from filmmaker Fiona Cunningham-Reid about two women winemakers — Jo and Carol — who make 10,000 bottles of wine annually under the name Domaine Les Cabotines in Collias, a small village in the Languedoc region in the south of France, who started their own business wine making in 2006 without any prior knowledge of making wine.Read more
Crocadyke Dundee is a documentary that covers the life of Dawn O’Donnell from Director Fiona Cunningham-Reid (Feed them to the Cannibals and Thin Ice). It includes lots of footage as far back as the 60s. It is an interesting look into a bygone era and a big name in lesbian history.Read more
Following a screening which for many was their first experience of it on the big screen, there was a sense of shared appreciation in the collective viewing, laughing together, revisiting the cultural touch points (many of which are as relevant today as they were twenty one years ago) and remembering the experience of watching the film for the first time and what that meant.Read more
Reporter Holly Ilbury interviews Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Billie in 52 Tuesdays, the daughter struggling to come to terms with her mother's transition to the male gender. The film has had a theatrical release during August 2015 in the UK, and will be released on DVD later this year by Peccadillo Films.Read more
Reporter Holly Ilbury interviews Sophie Hyde, Director of 52 Tuesdays, who won the Best Director Award at both Sundance and Berlin film festivals. The film has had a theatrical release during August 2015 in the UK, and will be released on DVD later this year by Peccadillo Films.Read more
Monika Truet, director of OF GIRLS AND HORSES tells me about the most special moments in creating the truly honest and capulating film.Read more
Setting itself up to be both gender and genre defying from the outset, with a cast led by strong powerful women, and a few token eye candy males, taking horror movie stereotypes and playing with the usual outcomes, without taking itself too seriously along the ride, Crazy Bitches from Jane Clark offers a breath of fresh air for horror movie and LGBT movie fans.Read more
HEARTLAND tells the story of a young Oklahoma artist who lands back in her mother’s stifling household after her girlfriend dies, but finds escape through a reckless affair with her brother’s fiancée. The film is in pre-production and will begin shooting in Oklahoma May 19th. Laura Spencer (The Big Bang Theory) and Beth Grant (The Mindy Project) will star alongside the film’s writer Velinda Godfrey.Read more