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Best Lesbian Films of 2012

Lesbian Dramas, Comedies and Documentaries

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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
Wolfe Video
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.

2. A Perfect Ending

A Perfect Ending
Wolfe Video
Out lesbian filmmaker Nicole Conn (Elana Undone) brings us a story of a woman who’s life seems perfect, except for the one secret she’s hiding.

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3. Cloudburst

Cloudburst Movie
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.

4. Moquita y Mari

Teenagers Yolanda and Mari live in a community of immigrant families on Los Angeles where family comes first. As the two begin to have feelings for each other, they are forced to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves.

5. The Mermaids

The Mermaids
Busk Films
Nikki is a nerdy and awkward teenager. Her therapist suggests she join a sports team to boost her social skills and have fun at the same time. She joins a football team and soon she finds herself fancying the quarterback.

6. Joe + Belle

Joe + Belle
Busk Films
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 Life

JJ 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.

8. Hello My Name Is Lesbian

Hello My Name is Lesbian
Busk Films
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
Busk Films
Three Veils is the story of three Middle Eastern women, one of whom is struggling with her feelings and attraction to other women.

10. A Map For A Talk

A Map for Talk Movie
This Chilean film follows the life of Roberta, a young single mother living in Santiago. When she, her mother and her girlfriend take a day trip on a sailboat, the excursion turns turbulent.
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