Following a gloriously gay 2017 Emmys where queer identifying women and plots centring on LGBTQ+ storylines were honoured, celebrated and awarded — representation and diversity continues to trend.
It’s been a slow process but mainstream media is starting to embrace themes and people outside of their heteronormative comfort zones. While queer representation has been around for a long time, positive LGBTQ+ representation has been lacking — and this year we’re starting to see important changes when it comes to how queer folks are being portrayed on screen.
There has always been an audience for it. Now, as the number of viewers continues to grow, filmmakers and industry professionals are finally starting to produce more content where positive LGBTQ+ representation is a thing.
Since the romantic drama Carol, starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett and Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara, hit the big screen back in 2015, it seems more A-list celebrities have been more keen on taking on lesbian roles — making movies about queer culture more accessible to mainstream audiences.
Normalizing queer relationships onscreen promotes a sense of equality that LGBTQ+ folks of all ages crave and deserve.
So, let’s take a look at five fresh films that offer us solid representation for queer women (that you should add to your list right now).