On Screen

The Hours (2002)

The story of how the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)

Director: Stephen Daldry

Stars: Meryl StreepNicole KidmanJulianne MooreStephen Dillane






Loving Annabelle (2006)

Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she’s bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly between her and her teacher, Simone Bradley. Annabelle pursues Simone relentlessly until Simone must make a choice between following her heart and doing what’s right. (76 mins.)

Director: Katherine Brooks

Stars: Erin KellyDiane GaidryLaura BreckenridgeMichelle Horn




Fingersmith (2005 TV Series)

Susan “Sue” Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man, who gambled all his money away, presents them with a scam that has a payout of 40,000 pounds, Sue signs on to swindle rich Maud Lilly. Maud is an orphan who lives with her uncle, but what exactly is going on in the Lilly house? Sue will pose as Maud’s maid so that Mr.Rivers (the gentleman) can get close to and eventually marry her. Their plan is to put Maud in the madhouse and take the money for themselves. All goes astray though when Sue falls in love with Maud. And the question is: Who can you trust?

Director: Aisling Walsh

Stars: Elaine CassidySally HawkinsImelda StauntonRupert Evans


Tipping the Velvet (2002 Mini-Series)

Set in the 1890’s, tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.

Stars: Rachael StirlingKeeley HawesAnna ChancellorJodhi May




When Night Is Falling (1995)

An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town. (94 mins.)

Director: Patricia Rozema

Stars: Pascale BussièresRachael CrawfordHenry CzernyDavid Fox




The Truth About Jane (2000 TV Movie)

Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane’s troubles when Jane’s unaccepting mother, Janice, struggles with her surprising revelation of brought forth by her only daughter. (87 mins.)

Director: Lee Rose

Stars: Stockard ChanningEllen MuthKelly RowanJenny O’Hara


Desert Hearts (1985)

It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She’s unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Cay Rivers, an open and self-assured lesbian, and the ranchowner’s daughter.  (96 mins.)

Director: Donna Deitch

Stars: Helen ShaverPatricia CharbonneauAudra LindleyAndra Akers





If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)

Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.(96 mins.)

Director: Jane AndersonMartha Coolidge

Stars: Vanessa RedgraveMarian SeldesPaul GiamattiElizabeth Perkins




But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. (85 mins.)

Director: Jamie Babbit

Stars: Natasha LyonneClea DuVallMichelle WilliamsBrandt Wille


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