Our Favourite Queer Women in Film 2018

It’s no secret that lesbian representation in film has been bleak overall. “In keeping with historical tradition, queer women have been noticeably less visible,” says Mashable writer Heather Dockray. “In 2017, GLAAD found that of the 2016’s top films just 18% included LGBTQ characters.”

At Fairy Tales, we know that lesbian representation in film is rare, which is why we provide a platform for queer stories. We aim to shatter stereotypes and examine everyday depictions of life for lesbians.

Luckily, 2018 is looking positive for queer women in film. We definitely think a few of these characters are going to become lesbian icons! Here are a few of our favourites:

Lena Hall as Becks:

A Brooklyn musician moves back in with her mother after a terrible breakup. As she becomes reacquainted with her hometown, a romance blossoms between Becks and a married woman.

Rachel Weisz as Ronit in Disobedience:

After her father passes away, Ronit returns to her Orthodox Jewish community. She begins a forbidden romance with her childhood friend, which causes much controversy within the neighbourhood. Be sure to watch for this film at the 2018 Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival!

Ellen Page as Lucy in My Days of Mercy:

A romantic connection develops between two women with opposing political views. Their chemistry is undeniable, even though they thought they had very little in common.

We’re excited to watch all of the newest queer films hitting the big screen in 2018! Do you have a favourite lesbian film?

If you love queer film and want to get involved, consider volunteering at Fairy Tales Calgary’s Queer Film Festival! Submit your application by e-mailing volunteers@fairytalesfilmfest.com!

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