Why are lesbian movies so depressing?

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Why are lesbian movies so depressing?

Graniteal Graniteal
I just finished watching Bloomington. I am not amused. I loved the first half of the movie, the two actresses have great chemistry, but the second half just went downhill (with a very slight uphill towards the end when they kinda sorta made up). Whenever I watch romantic movies between a man and woman, they always end up together, but I have not seen a happy lesbian movie. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places. I just don't get it....it's so frustrating.
02/28/2012
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Elnoa Elnoa
The books tend not to be much happier!
02/29/2012
PirateofPenance PirateofPenance
I say it goes back to the days of the 1950s at least, when to make it past the censors, relationships in lesbian pulp fiction had to include one crazy lesbian, one woman who ended up being straight after all (BISEXUALITY IS A MYTH RIGHT) and one terrible terrible breakup.

Also? Lesbian movies are usually made on teeny tiny budgets.
02/29/2012
SomeMonster SomeMonster
I long for a romantic comedy about lesbians. Just straight-up fluff and laughs, touching ending and all. Is that so much to ask? I'm with you, Graniteal.
03/05/2012
SouthernBelle SouthernBelle
I totally agree! Why can't they just show a happy lesbian couple (but not make fun of it)? There's Something in the Water is the happiest lesbian movie I've ever seen, and it still isn't super funny.
06/15/2012
tigertiger tigertiger
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Originally posted by Graniteal
I just finished watching Bloomington. I am not amused. I loved the first half of the movie, the two actresses have great chemistry, but the second half just went downhill (with a very slight uphill towards the end when they kinda sorta made up). ...
idk but i think it dates back to when it was socially UNACCEPTABLE to even have fiction about gay people unless they were 'taught a lesson' or some shit at the end. there was a loooot of lesbian literature like that, so maybe it's like...an ingrained cultural habit, if that makes sense
06/15/2012
britanny0620 britanny0620
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Originally posted by PirateofPenance
I say it goes back to the days of the 1950s at least, when to make it past the censors, relationships in lesbian pulp fiction had to include one crazy lesbian, one woman who ended up being straight after all (BISEXUALITY IS A MYTH RIGHT) and one ...
That's horrible
06/15/2012
Dominekoyasha Dominekoyasha
They're not depressing to me,but to my dad,it's because he's unable to get any of that sweet pussy. Dunno.
06/15/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
PirateofPenance gave a great summary of the origin of that trend - Autostraddle also recently put out an article about lesbian pulp fiction that covers the same topic: link

For lesbian movies that don't end super depressingly, try But I'm a Cheerleader or The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love.
06/17/2012
Bittenflame Bittenflame
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Originally posted by thisisadeletedaccount
PirateofPenance gave a great summary of the origin of that trend - Autostraddle also recently put out an article about lesbian pulp fiction that covers the same topic: link

For lesbian movies that don't end super depressingly, try But ...
Or Imagine me and you!
06/18/2012
Aubrey M Aubrey M
I feel like one of the few socially acceptable ways of portraying queer couples is if it involves some aspect of "gay tragedy," which is a shame because it implied that queer couples cannot be happy long-term.
02/13/2013
FlightyBroad FlightyBroad
Ugh I hate this. I've been reading quite a few lesbian YA novels and so far all of them have been extremely depressing. Three sad books in a row! There really should just be gay fluff like there's straight fluff. Not every gay relationship is some horrible tragedy!!
02/14/2013
sunflower sunflower
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Originally posted by Bittenflame
Or Imagine me and you!
Seconding 'Imagine Me and You'! It's one of my favorite lesbian movies.
03/19/2013
FrustratedFemme FrustratedFemme
A lot of them are way too depressing. My favorite ones that have happy endings are Imagine Me & You and But I'm A Cheerleader. I heard good things about Saving Face, but I haven't personally seen it.
03/24/2013
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