November Netflix and chill: What to watch
November Netflix #1: Gia (1998)
If you haven’t seen the movie Gia, why haven’t you? It stars Angelina Jolie and if you felt short-changed by the lesbian undertones of her previous movie Foxfire, she made up for this.
The movie is about the turbulent life of supermodel Gia Carangi, who was the Cindy Crawford of the ‘80s.
It documents her becoming the most sought-after high fashion model of her time, to her heroin addicted days, and to her obsessive love for makeup artist Sandy Linter.
November Netflix #2: Gray Matters (2006)
With the elections so stressful, we included Gray Matters in the list because it’s a lesbian romcom and we wanted to go for a little cheer-me-up.
Siblings Gray and Sam are so close to each other people think they’re husband and wife. When they decide to find each other a love, Gray is able to find the perfect girl for Sam.
Guess what happens next? Gray also finds herself falling in love with the girl. This movie won’t go down as a classic in movie history but it’s enough to satisfy the heart, we think.
November Netflix #3: Room in Rome (2010)
The website Movie Pilot warned us that this movie is: “Definitely not one to watch with parents, first dates or anyone of a prudish disposition.”
Why? Because it’s practically about how two women have sex for the first time. The film happens in one whole night in a hotel room in Rome: Alba wants Natasha; Natasha is afraid to have sex but also wants it.
They talk, they make out, they lie next to each other, they talk some more, and they wonder a lot. It’s a Spanish erotic comedy-drama and is definitely worth your attention.
November Netflix #4: The Girl King (2015)
You know how we talked about Queen Christina of Sweden and her many lesbian loves? Well, here is the cinematic proof.
This Swedish royal drama didn’t get good reviews but that’s okay. The important thing is to enjoy historical queer film at its uninhibited.
November Netflix #5: Tipping the Velvet (2002)
This is something you can watch the whole day as it’s a three-episode TV series.
Tipping the Velvet is based on Sarah Waters’ novel of the same title and is a very long, very interesting coming of age lesbian story.
You have to see it to be bowled over.