New and upcoming 2017 lesbian movies
Don’t we all wish for more exciting and well-written girl-on-girl flicks in mainstream cinema before the year ends? Well, thankfully there are still a few more 2017 lesbian movies in store for us.
Here are new and upcoming movies about women who love women to include in your gay watch list.
2017 lesbian movies for release
The Carmilla Movie
Release date: October 26, 2017
Director: Spencer Maybee
Cast: Natasha Negovanlis, Elise Bauman, Dominique Provost-Chalkley
Genre: Comedy | Horror | Romance
This lesbian-vampire love story is based on the popular Carmilla web series, which spans three seasons with 108 5-minute episodes. Both the movie and the web series are based on the 19th-century cult-classic gothic vampire novella of the same name by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
In The Carmilla Movie, it’s been five years since Laura (Bauman) and Carmilla (Negovanlis) vanquished the apocalypse and Carmilla became a bonafide mortal human. As they try to settle into a non-vampire lifestyle, Carmilla begins to show signs of “re-vamping” while Laura has started having bizarre, ghostly dreams. The couple must now enlist their old friends from Silas University to uncover the unknown supernatural threat and save humanity – including Carmilla’s. Eventually, an endearing romance between Laura and Carmilla ensues.
My Days of Mercy
Release date: 2017
Country: USA | UK
Director: Tali Shalom-Ezer
Cast: Ellen Page, Kate Mara
Genres: Drama | Romance
Runtime: 103 min
A low-key lesbian love story and drama against the death penalty makes My Days of Mercy one of the most compelling 2017 lesbian movies.
Trailer-trashy Lucy (Page) encounters the somewhat classy Mercy (Mara) at a gathering of pro-and-con death penalty adherents outside an Ohio prison where a murderer is about to take the needle. They embark on a romantic journey despite their opposing political beliefs. Their powerful connection makes it possible for them to overcome their conflicting personalities and political views with a back-drop of the capital punishment issue.
Release date: November 10, 2017
Country: Norway | France | Denmark | Sweden
Director: Joachim Trier
Cast: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins
Genres: Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller
Runtime: 116 min
The allure Thelma has is its fresh storyline topped off with a bewitching cinematography. It’s enticingly spooky, making it one of the 2017 lesbian movies that definitely is worth your attention.
Thelma (Harboe), a shy young student, finds herself strongly attracted to another girl, Anja (Wilkins). As she falls in love, Thelma experiences violent, unexpected seizures and later on discovers that she has mysterious powers that are triggered by these emotions. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.
Release date: 2017 (US) | 4 May 2018 (UK)
Country: USA | UK | Ireland
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz
Genres: Drama | Romance
Runtime: 114 min
This might be one of the most anticipated 2017 lesbian movies because of the mind-blowing sex scene between the two lead women that everyone’s raving about. But that’s just the cherry on top. Disobedience is an absorbing and moving adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel of the same title that explores love and religion.
Ronit (Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish community of north London after her father’s death. She rekindles a romance with her childhood friend, Esti (McAdams), only to be reminded that it wasn’t just religion she was fleeing in the first place, but forbidden love.
A Worthy Companion
Release date: 2017
Director: Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Julia Sarah Stone
Genres: Drama | Romance | Thriller
Runtime: 105 min
We’re closing the year with more disturbing 2017 lesbian movies. Manipulation, denial, and co-dependency are not the best ingredients for romance. But if you’re into relationship thrillers, you’d definitely like the taste of A Worthy Companion’s disconcerting storyline.
A troubled 30-year-old Laura (Wood) starts an obsessive intimate relationship with disillusioned 16-year-old Eva (Stone). Disguised as a confidante who wants to help, she convinces Eva to run away to her house. When it becomes clear that her manipulations can’t sustain their affair, she decides to employ immoral tactics.