2012: Lesbians, bi women in film

Lesbians in movies in 2012BY DESIREE AKHAVAN

In the past few years there’s been an influx of increasingly mainstream films with lesbian themes (“The Runaways,” “The Kids Are All Right”) but unfortunately that was not the case in 2012, which didn’t have much to offer in terms of films depicting ladies who love ladies. Sundace brought us the pick of the litter: “Young & Wild,” “My Best Day” and “Mosquito Y Mari.” Overall I saw more films depicting gay men than women and if we’re going to be represented at all in the Oscars this year, it’ll most likely be with a film that happens to feature lesbian characters (like “Your Sister’s Sister”) as opposed to films that focus on lesbian narratives.

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