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Remember the days when Alyson Hannigan’s character Willow Rosenberg on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the only lesbian icon we had? While we will always have a special place in our hearts for her, the landscape of LGBTQ+ characters in film and TV has expanded greatly in the past couple of decades. While we’re still binging some of our favorite LGBTQ+ based TV shows, we’re always looking for some sensational movies featuring amazing lesbian characters.
As we know, representation is everything, and it’s amazing to see some of our favorite lesbian celebrities portray these mesmerizing roles. (We’re still obsessed with Kristen Stewart’s iconic role in the Hulu-exclusive film Happiest Season, for example). While the actor identifying as lesbian isn’t a must for us to enjoy movies and shows with good lesbian representation, it sure doesn’t hurt when that lines up too — after all, representation off-screen is just as important as on.
Along with films based on lesbian romance and adventures, there are more and more films featuring lesbian main characters who captivate fans with their storylines. It’s amazing to see so many of these proud characters and we’re ready to re-watch them all this month.
From indie thrillers to captivating romance films, there are so many LGBTQ+ films to watch repeatedly — and we rounded up our favorites that specifically tell lesbian love stories or feature iconic lesbian characters. It doesn’t have to be Pride month to sit down and watch these award-winning films. But if you’re in the mood, why not binge a few now?
Check out some of our favorite movies featuring lesbian characters, storylines, and romances below.