Thursday, December 13, 2007

As long as we're on the subject of montages...

I'm kind of digging this one.



h/t femmelesbians

10 comments:

Vanessa said...

Oh - the two old ladies from If These Walls Could Talk 2...that bit made me cry for like an hour!

ballgame said...

I thought it was nice of whoever-put-that-together to list the source flicks.

Ones I've seen:

Desert Hearts
The Hours
Boys Don't Cry
Silkwood
High Art
Thelma and Louise
Kissing Jessica Stein
Personal Best
The Totally True Adventures of Two Girls in Love
Gia
Heavenly Creatures
Bound
Basic Instinct
The Hunger

Personal faves are in bold, but frankly just about all of the above are good to excellent.

Ones I haven't seen:

The Children's Hour
Hotel New Hampshire
Watermellon Woman
Go Fish
Fried Green Tomatos
When Night Falls
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing
Better Than Chocolate
Bar Girls
Calamity Jane
Relax, It's Just sex
Aimee and Jaguar
Killing Sister George
The Color Purple
If These Walls Could Talk 2
Chasing Amy
Living With Pride: The Ruth Ellis Story
Serving in Silence
Salmonberries
The Brandon Teena Story
Monkey's Mask

assembling words to armory, she waits... said...

yay ruth ellis!!!

belledame222 said...

I've seen:

Desert Hearts (which was a Seminal experience in my tender adolescence)
Boys Don't Cry
Silkwood, ages ago
High Art
Thelma and Louise
Personal Best, now I'm thinking of it, but forever ago
Gia
Heavenly Creatures
Bound
part of Basic Instinct, and had to read the screenplay for screenwriting class
Hotel New Hampshire, ages ago (all I remember is Rob Lowe in nurse drag or something)
Watermelon Woman
part of Go Fish (it gave me hives, what can I tell you)
part of Fried Green Tomatoes (ditto and THEN some)
When Night Falls
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
Better Than Chocolate
Bar Girls
Aimee and Jaguar
If These Walls Could Talk 2
Chasing Amy (HIVES)


Best of those: Aimee and Jaguar (good but depressing), Desert Hearts (although sadly not nearly the frisson it once had), Bound (yummeh). I think I've Heard the Mermaids Singing was good, although can barely remember it. and Boys Don't Cry was great, although it's not something I'd watch again--again, not what you'd call a feel good movie...

and Heavenly Creatures was good, if yet another Killer Lesbian movie and I've gone right off Peter Jackson.

I liked the first two sections of If These Walls Could Talk 2 (yeah, the first part was unbearably sad); the third part with Ellen and Sharon Stone was unwatchable.

I enjoyed Watermelon Woman, Bar Girls and Better Than Chocolate, although they were none of 'em what you'd call hugely polished. it's nice at least to see movies where 1) lesbians who don't look like Ellen or Sharon Stone are part of the main narrative 2) I recognize some cultural shit 3) some fun sexay parts, sure 4) nobody DIES.

belledame222 said...

oh, and Gia was pretty good, in a TV movie sort of way, I guess. nice outfits anyway, and some yummy scenes. Angelina Jolie being all borderline...well, who would've thunk it, you know...

Vanessa said...

"4) nobody DIES."

Seriously. Being openly homosexual in any way in a movie has becoming a better way to get killed off than being black in a movie.

little light said...

I have to admit I'm disappointed to see depictions of Brandon Teena in what's apparently a montage about queer women, of course.

That aside, awwwwwwwww.

belledame222 said...

Seriously. Being openly homosexual in any way in a movie has becoming a better way to get killed off than being black in a movie.

There's this great hilarious play by the Five Lesbian Brothers called "Brave Smiles: Another Lesbian Tragedy." Basically it's -every- tragic movie where there's a dead and/or miserable and alone lesbian made in the past x decades, you know, Madchen in Uniform, Children's Hour, whatever that stupid DH Lawrence thing is, all rolled into one great big ball o' empurpled twagedy. genius really.

Vanessa said...

Lol. But honestly, it's one of the reasons I wasn't so excited about Brokeback Mountain, for instance. I have a gay male friend who was over the moon about it, and so excited it won oscars, etc, etc. Not that it wasn't a good movie. But, you know, when a movie with gay people where they get to live happily ever after and no one dies horribly wins oscars, *that* will be revolutionary.

SallySunshine said...

aw, that was nice, Belle. I miss dating women. I'm feeling nostalgic now. :(
~SS