2012 was a good year for lesbian movies. The year brought a few love stories, romantic comedies, foreign lesbian films and lesbian documentaries. My friend Andrea Wing of BuskFilms helped compile this list of Top Lesbian Films of 2012.
1. Kiss Me
Kiss Me (Kyss Mig) is on the top of about everyone’s favorite lesbian film list of 2012. In this Swedish film, Mia and Frida meet at their parent’s engagement party. The two are about to become stepsisters, but other emotions come into play. This sexy and sweet love story will stay with you for a long time.
Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star as Stella and Dot, a lesbian couple from Maine who plan to escape from their nursing home to get married in Canada. This wonderful film has won over audiences and judges at film festivals across the country.
5. The Mermaids
6. Joe + Belle
This Israeli film is a dark comedy of falling in love and disposing of a body. Set in the violent region of Sderot, combines a story of love and violence in a way that manages to almost come across as a romantic comedy. From AfterEllen.com “For a comedy touted as darkly as this one, the package is surprisingly sweet and romantic.”
7. Stud LifeJJ is a stud lesbian and works with her best friend Seb, a white gay man. When JJ falls for a beautiful femme, their friendship is tested. Set in the queer night life of London, Stud Life deals with sex and sexuality and some taboo subjects in the LGBT community.
Hello my Name is Lesbian is a Danish documentary about lesbian life in one of the most sexually liberated countries in the world. With interviews with women aged 19-84, Hello My Name is Lesbian explores five decades of lesbian life.
9. Three Veils
Three Veils is the story of three Middle Eastern women, one of whom is struggling with her feelings and attraction to other women.