Butch Style


Friday Movie: Fried Green Tomatoes
August 27, 2010, 10:24 am
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Another classic, but one I just saw for the first time last week when I stayed home sick. It’s amazing to me that many of the reviewers and commenters didn’t see a lesbian relationship – it was plain as day to me. I guess it goes to show that you’ll see what you want. Maybe that’s why my parents had no idea I was gay until I sat ’em down and told them … Anyway, if you haven’t seen it, it’s a fantastic film. And I’d say Idgie is a great model of 1920’s butch fasion, too.

Go watch it or read the book



Friday Movie: A Whole Bunch of Movies
July 30, 2010, 10:31 am
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I was looking for a watch-free-online version of The Celluloid Closet, which is a fantastic documentary about the history of gay cinema, but instead I stumbled across a metafilter post with links to a whole crapton of gay documentaries that I will be watching when I get home.

Go learn something



Friday Movie: Dress to Kill
July 16, 2010, 6:26 am
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If you’ve never seen Eddie Izzard’s Dress to kill, it’s fucking fabulous. I’ve probably listened to it or watched it 50 times and it’s still funny. Izzard is a smart British transvestite who enjoys cursing and poking badgers with spoons. What else can you say?

Watch It



Friday Movie: Trembling Before G-d
July 2, 2010, 9:40 am
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Trembling Before G-d is a fascinating look into the lives of queer Jews who are struggling to reconcile their faith and their sexuality.

Go watch



Friday Movie: Better Than Chocolate
June 25, 2010, 11:54 am
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The lesbian classic Better Than Chocolate is now available for streaming from Netflix. It’s a great movie about a woman’s struggle with her orientation, identity, and family. Plus, Christina Cox is hella cute.

Go watch



Curl Girls
June 4, 2010, 10:20 am
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It’s summer! What better way to celebrate than to watch a whole bunch of bikini-clad surfer girls in a mediocre and short-lived but full-of-gay tv show?

Free at Netflix



The Aggressives
April 27, 2010, 9:29 am
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Whilst perusing netflix for something new and interesting to watch I came across this 2005 film about six aggressive – butch/trans/genderqueer – lesbians in NYC. It follows their lives through the course of fame, jail, the military, relationships, and everyday life. If you’ve got netflix, I think it’s certainly worth a watch.

Stream free from Netflix