This March, GagaOOLala would like to take you for a ride through history, come enjoy these classic lesbian films that explore women’s love and desire from the last century to the present. All female characters in these films have unique personalities and souls but one thing in common: since they have fallen in love with a woman, their fates have lead them to walk on different paths of life. Their journeys, filled with joy and sorrow, are bittersweet.
We already knew the many challenges homosexual people had to face throughout history within their families, friend circles, or at work. However, these women’s toughness and their everlasting love for their soulmates can beat anything ahead of them. GagaOOLala’s March Special, Lesbian Power, will guide you, thanks to four unmissable films, through the historical landmarks of lesbian relationships.
Carol, starring Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, tells the story of a forbidden lesbian relationship during 1950s. A young girl, Therese, works at a department store. She loves photography and has a stable relationship with her boyfriend. Yet, she feels hesitant about her future until, one day, she meets Carol, an upper-class lady. Although their backgrounds are quite different, the sparkle in their eyes when they meet brings them closer. Carol is in an unhappy marriage. Her husband eventually finds out about her affair with Therese, which may cause her losing the guardianship of her daughter. In this dilemma between family and love, how does she break through the wall?
Born in the late XIX century, Violette is an ordinary looking girl. Her life is filled with ups and downs. Several setbacks in her previous relationships has made her more frustrated during her current marriage… until she meets Simone de Beauvoir in Paris. Attracted by the feminist writer, Violette gradually learns to see the special differences in her life. She turns her love and desire into words, and writes a novel. Simone de Beauvoir feels touched when she reads this radical but authentic work. She decides to help Violette publish her novel. However, for Violette, it seems that she can only claim Simone’s love with her written words.
With a successful career in architecture, a happy marriage and a child, Federica is a happy woman. However, this seemingly perfect family crashes when Federica files for divorce and starts a low-key life with a retired super star, Maria, for the news five years. However, as Maria returns to the screen and gets busier, Federica runs into a man that steals her heart. Will they be able to solve this complex puzzle?
Breaking up with Cheyenne makes Sonia heartbroken. Her one-night stand, Pierre, and a girl she meets at a bar, Beatrice, become a short comfort for her, but how can she run away from everything? The memories about Cheyenne are always haunting her. When she stops using these pointless entertainments to fill up the void in her heart, she decides to face the fact that she cannot forget Cheyenne, and starts the journey of looking for her.
Have you watched these lesbian films yet? These films genuinely describe every lesbian couple’s struggle: the different values of their partners, family and friends judgements, falling in love with another man, and the ups and downs of love. If you have not watched them yet, we would love to invite you to GagaOOLala and experience our free trial.
* Film only available in Taiwan.