Best Lesbian Themed Videos of 2016

Here are our favorite videos of 2016 :)

  • Shura - What's It Gonna Be?
  • See - Potions
  • Courtney Act - Kaleidoscope
  • Tegan and Sara - BWU
  • Dodie - Sick Of Losing Soulmates
  • Rooms - Stars Beyond
  • Jonas Blue feat. Dakota - Fast Cars
  • LP - Lost On You
  • Seasons - Fossils
  • Mary Lambert - Hang Out With You
  • Prep School - Come As You Are
  • Hayley Kiyoko - Gravel To Tempo
  • The Veronicas - On Your Side
  • Peaches - How You Like My Cut
  • Young M.A. - "EAT"

To Label Or Not To Label

The issue is hotly debated within our community. While some of us embrace such characterizations, others believe them to be nothing more than overt generalizations, acting to reduce a person into a stereotype. I happen to like labels…and although I also agree that labels are generalizations, I believe they have a function in our society.  Take gender, for example; the social and cultural construct of gender, assigning the term female or male to those that share similar qualities are also labels. Having a label of female or male allow us to make certain assumptions about a person without ever knowing them. The same is true for the term “queer.” That is, while escaping from the binary conforms of gender as female/male, “queers” have nonetheless labeled themselves as those who do not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions – this same rationale holds true for the “do not label me” people. 

Now, let’s scale this back to the lesbian community. Whether you're checking someone out on Tinder or in your local lesbian hangout, labels can help you to quickly, albeit superficially, make a determination about someone’s personality. For example, if I see someone with a short hair cut, cargo shorts, combat boots, no makeup and great arms, I will instantly label them as butch and consequently, top and/or Dominant (though I know that sometimes it’s just wishful thinking on my part). This cursive assessment shapes my immediate future interaction towards this person. It is even more helpful when someone labels herself because we can evaluate how she identifies, without feeling that we are projecting our own stereotypes. I identify as femme. If you see me out of context – i.e., not at Club Lezbos – you’ll likely think I’m straight. But if I was wearing a “femme” label, then you could correctly make the assumption that I’m a lesbian. Since lesbians never adhered to the hanky code, labels are the next best thing ;-)

Courtney Barnett

I'm probably already late to the party but swooned by her charm, witty lyrics and dead-pan singing style, nonetheless. Out singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett is a breath of fresh air and I've been listening to this song, on a loop, for the past week.

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

Title: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Year: 2011
Language: US (English)

Plot: Jane is a plain old greeting card employee, but everything changes when Zoinx and Zylar visit planet Earth. They are concerned that too much love is destroying the ozone layer and are determined to have their hearts broken to save our world.

Basic Review:

  • A seriously unique film! I know it doesn’t look great at first glimpse but this crew have gone above and beyond to bring you a light hearted and hilarious lesbian themed film.
  • The film is in black and white which you forget about in the first minute.
  • The alien’s attempt to assimilate to our human culture is curious and well thought out.
  • The aliens even have their own language which is a creative credit to the writers.
  • A film made by lesbians with no heterosexual side stories.
  • A satirical low budget film with a flawless plot, great laughs and feel good moments.
  • Give it a chance! If you’re into quirky things, you’re welcome.

*Recommended by: Netflix

(Source: lesbianfilms)