Gay & Lesbian
Click for Instant Only
Stray Dogs
rating:2.2

Stray Dogs

2001Runtime:0 minutes
Darla Carter (Guinevere Turner) lives in the rural south with her handsome, roguish husband, Myers (Bill Sage). Myers can't hold a job, drinks too much and has a violent streak, so Darla decides to confront Myers with his misdeeds and asks her sister-in-law, Jolene (Dot-Marie Jones), to join her for moral support. But Darla is ignorant of the fact that Jolene is a lesbian and shares her brother's attraction to Darla.

Directed by:

  • Catherine Crouch
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    The Joy of Life
    rating:2.1

    The Joy of Life

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring the darker side of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge -- namely, its reputation as a "suicide landmark" -- filmmaker Jenni Olson also turns inward to examine her choice to live life as a masculine "butch" lesbian. Blending traditional documentary and experimental film techniques, Olson's unique and intimate feature portrays the universal search for joy in life -- and how the failure to find it can lead some to choose death.

    Directed by:

  • Jenni Olson
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Bump! Eastern Europe
    rating:2.1

    Bump! Eastern Europe

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Shannon McDonough explores the most gay- and lesbian-friendly locales that Eastern Europe has to offer in this entry of the exciting series designed to help gay vacationers get the most out of their travel experience. Highlights include a look at Prague's exquisite architecture and world-class nightlife, a journey through the international melting pot that is Budapest, Hungary, and a stop by one of Vienna's ultraexclusive gay parties.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Mama
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Smokers Only
    rating:2.1

    Smokers Only

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    A suicidal young singer named Reni (Cecilia Bengolea) is about to get kicked out of her band when she meets a male gigolo, Andres (Leonardo Brezicki), at an ATM after he picks her pocket. They begin an affair, and she decides to become a hooker so she can spend more time with her newfound love. Suicide's beginning to look good! Filmed in Buenos Aires.

    Directed by:

  • Veronica Chen
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Women in Love
    rating:2.1

    Women in Love

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Award-winning documentarian Karen Everett turns the camera on herself in this highly intimate portrait of her own love life. Drawing from her circle of lesbian, bisexual and polyamorous friends and lovers, Everett fashions a collective biography set in the vivid San Francisco lesbian scene. Subjects include erotica video makers Jackie Strano and Shar Rednour, as well as photographer Phyllis Christopher, who specializes in lesbian erotica.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Everett
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All Girl Bookie Joint
    rating:2.0

    Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All Girl Bookie Joint

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Four twenty-something women crammed into a small Manhattan apartment have dead-end jobs (or no jobs), useless boyfriends and overdue rent. They discover cash and self-esteem, however, when they set up an illegal bookie joint in their kitchen. Now that the gals can pay their bills, they begin to dream big in this film starring Pam Columbus, Pam Gray, Melody Beal, Eve Annenberg, Leo Marks and Toby Huss.

    Directed by:

  • Eve Annenberg
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    She Likes Girls
    rating:2.0

    She Likes Girls

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This lesbian-themed compilation collects six sapphic tales ranging from the tender love story to hard-hitting coming-out portrayals. "The Piper" is a modern fairy tale, while "Sarang Song" is a period piece about a Black Power activist trying to hold her relationship together. Also included are "Shugar Shank," a stylish tomboy-meets-girl story; "Cosa Bella" starring Stephanie Szostak (The Devil Wears Prada); "This Boy"; and "The Uninvited."

    Directed by:

  • Fiona MacKenzie
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Crocodile Tears
    rating:2.0

    Crocodile Tears

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    When Simon Desoto (Ted Sod) tests positive for HIV, he decides to send several letters to the devil asking for help -- in particular, he wants to be healthy again. The devil ultimately comes through with a simple proposition, ensuring that Simon will return to his HIV-negative status if he agrees to become a homophobic stand-up comedian. Simon accepts and becomes the next big thing in Hollywood (with just a few skeletons in his closet).

    Directed by:

  • Ann Coppel
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Brushfires
    rating:2.0

    Brushfires

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Weaving the same set of characters into one suspenseful tale, seven female directors create a mesmerizing original film based on Jessica Wilbur's poem "Brushfires." The individual segments -- "Smoke," "Mirror," "Paint Yrself," "Cancerous Circus," "Girl," "The Wind Spreads" and "Into a Cloud" -- follow timid artist Cat and her volatile roommate, Melissa; the emotionally unhinged Dakota; and down-on-his-luck janitor Lenny.

    Directed by:

  • Wendy Jo Carlton
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    The Owls
    rating:1.9

    The Owls

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    A decade after unplugging their all-girl band, the Screech, lesbian rockers Iris (Guinevere Turner), Lily (Lisa Gornick), MJ (V.S. Brodie) and Carol (Cheryl Dunye) are in an adult-contemporary rut ... until a hot young wild child named Cricket (Deak Evgenikos) enters their midst and mixes things up. Jealousy flares when Cricket turns on the charm, but when tragedy strikes, the women are forced to shelve their differences and work toward a common purpose.

    Directed by:

  • Cheryl Dunye
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Best of Breed: Vol. 1
    rating:1.8

    Best of Breed: Vol. 1

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Featuring award-winning, mostly gay-themed short films, this collection includes the Sundance Film Festival hit "Encounter" by Lou Peterson, "The Process" by David Kagan, "Plastic" by Ethan Feldbau and "Wonderfluff Sandwiches" by Leah Meyerhoff. Themes include reconciling the past with the present and human connection -- creatively through the use of plastic wrap and duct tape ("Wonderfluff") and a combination of live action and animation ("The Process").

    Directed by:

  • Lou Peterson
  • Ethan Feldbau
  • David Kagan
  • Leah Meyerhoff
  • rating:1.8 1.8 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Homo Heights
    rating:1.8

    Homo Heights

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Gay guru and fading icon Malcolm (Quentin Crisp in one of his last roles) wants to escape from Homo Heights and his grasping lover, drag queen and head of the gay Mafia Maria Callous (Stephen Sorrentino). Callous, meanwhile, is determined to maintain control of both his empire and his boyfriend. When Malcolm's friend Clementine (Lea DeLaria) offers to help, both are put in danger in this film written and directed by Sara Moore.

    Directed by:

  • Sara Moore
  • rating:1.8 1.8 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Horsey
    rating:1.7

    Horsey

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Delilah Miller is an explosive 23 year old painter who struggles to reconcile her insatiable appetite for both men and women in her search for a real relationship. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, a sexy, possessive and undependable heroin addict, and finds herself torn between her emotional needs and physical desire.

    Directed by:

  • Kirsten Clarkson
  • rating:1.7 1.7 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    West Hollywood Stories
    rating:1.7

    West Hollywood Stories

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    You can't get much "soapier," or funnier, than this spoof on prime-time drama. Vincent Zamora, Nicole Balick, Tom Young and Michael Fitzgerald star in "West Hollywood Stories," which chronicles the wild and wicked goings-on at West Hollywood Manor. Hot guys, kind medics, naked men, gossipy neighbors and many others proliferate this apartment building and grapple with their lives and loves.

    Directed by:

  • Alisa Christensen
  • rating:1.7 1.7 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
    - Frances   
    We periodically update our movie database by adding new female directors and their movies. If you would like to receive notice of these new additions when they happen, please email us at:
    frances 'at' femaledirectors.com