15 Movies About LGBT Women to Stream Right Now on Amazon Prime

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It’s Friday, it’s date night, it’s time to Amazon Prime and Chill… That’s what the kids say right?

As anyone looking for media that focuses on ladies on the LGBTQ spectrum can tell you, it’s not a huge pool — but there are some outstanding films out there for you, no matter what your favorite genre.

Whether you’re watching with bae or your besties, we’ve got your weekend right here.

 

Thick

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Theresa loads her gun.
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This thriller revolves around successful crime boss, Theresa James, as she fights off corrupt cops, a deadly rival, and her own underlings in order to protect her increasingly unstable criminal empire.

After dealing with that in her professional life, you’d think that home would be a welcome retreat but Theresa’s cheating wife has gotten involved with a dangerous lover.

It seems that Theresa’s life may be in more danger than she realizes.

 

Carl[a]

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Cinnamon and Carla discuss Carla’s transition.
Photo: Carl[a] Trailer via Amazon Prime

This nail-biting drama focuses on Carla, a transwoman who has to choose between living her truth and the love of her life.

Her boyfriend Sam loves Carla just the way she is and, as a result, Carla fears losing him when she gets the money to complete her transition.

This film is notable for casting trans actresses in trans roles, including Joslyn DeFreece as Carla and a pre-OITNB Laverne Cox as her friend, Cinnamon.

 

Concussion

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Abby realizes that she already knows this client
Photo: Concussion Trailer via Amazon Prime

Abby is a bored housewife who, after a head injury and subsequent concussion, becomes a high-class escort to entertain herself and cope with her sexless marriage to wife Kate. For a while, this works perfectly, until an acquaintance of Abby’s becomes a client.

From that moment on, you’re left wondering if Abby’s double-life will be exposed and if she will ever be able to go back to her earlier life.

The plot is inspired in part by writer and director Stacie Passon’s real life head trauma.

 

Between Two Women

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Ellen and Kathy embark on an illicit affair in the 1950s.
Photo: Between Two Women Trailer via YouTube

This historical drama set in Northern England recounts the story of Ellen, a working-class mother who is trapped in a loveless marriage and falls for her son’s teacher Kathy aka Miss Thompson.

The societal attitudes of the 1950s, especially in the industrial north, place barriers between the two women, but they cannot be kept apart.

Will Ellen leave her bumbling husband? Will Kathy get fired? Can the couple end up together?

 

Ghosted

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Sophie at her art exhibition about her murdered girlfriend.
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This drama centers around German artist Sophie, as she tries to cope with the murder of her Taiwanese girlfriend, Ai-Ling. Then she meets Mei-Li, an investigative journalist, who begins looking into the case.

After Mei-Li attempts to seduce her, Sophie heads back to Germany but the journalist is in quick pursuit. So why is Mei-Li so interested in Ai-Ling’s murder? More to the point; who killed Ai-Ling?

Watch with the lights out if you dare.

 

Little Sparrows

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A final family Christmas.
Photo: Little Sparrows Trailer via YouTube

When Susan’s cancer returns and she realizes this will be her final Christmas, she refuses to let it dampen the celebrations.

She gathers her three daughters together; Anna, a widow with two children, Nina, who is trapped in an unhappy marriage and Christine, a med-student who is questioning her sexuality, and dispenses words of wisdom to them before revealing a secret of her own.

Prepare to tear up and call your mom.

 

Love is Not Perfect

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This Italian romantic drama follows Elena, a successful woman in her thirties with a perfection complex, whose life is turned upside down when she crosses paths with the 18-year-old temptress, Adriana, and Hector, a 60-year-old music producer.

Adriana offers her excitement and passion whereas Hector can offer her stability and security, but which will she choose?

 

What’s the T?

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Rakash, one of the ladies featured in the film, dressed up in her best.
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This documentary follows five transwomen in their daily lives; showcasing their struggles and their successes. It paints a picture of their experiences as trans women in a cis world.

Their lives and careers are incredibly diverse from a ballroom dancer to medical student to a youth advocate, but they have all fought to be judged on their talents and not their gender identity.

 

What it Was

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Adina revives old flames when she returns to NYC.
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When Hollywood actress Adina J. Spencer moves back to New York after the death of her sister, she is confronted with reignited desire for an old flame, Toni. This romantic drama is told in a non-linear fashion, blurring the past and the present but in order to find true love, Adina has to reconcile her current and past selves.

This romantic drama is told in a non-linear fashion, blurring the past and the present but in order to find true love, Adina has to reconcile her current and past selves.

 

Gays in Prison

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“I would describe my gender as female, trapped in a man’s body.”
Photo: Gays in Prison Trailer via Amazon Prime

This documentary, presented by Latrice Royale of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame, explores the fate of LGBTQ prisoners focusing on the extra discrimination and violence they face compared with general population. One practice that you hear about a lot is trans people being placed in the prison of their assigned gender rather than their affirmed gender.

Latrice, a former inmate, reveals her personal experiences behind bars and also relays the experiences of former and current prisoners.

 

You Will Be Mine

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This French drama follows Marie, a gifted music student, who leaves home to study piano at the conservatory in Lyons. To save money, she moves in with a family friend, Emma, who had lived alone since her father’s death and the pair’s relationship takes a surprising turn.

Soon it is revealed that Emma has a hidden sadistic side and wishes to control Marie’s life. Can Marie break free and does she want to?

 

Raven’s Touch

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Raven and Kate get to know each other.
Photo: Raven’s Touch Trailer via Amazon Prime

A remote cabin in the woods is a strange setting for a love story, but this is far from your typical romantic drama.

Raven has shut herself away in the cabin after her niece’s death in a tragic car accident that she blames herself for. Meanwhile, Kate has taken her teenagers camping in order to escape a violent ex.

When Raven and Kate meet, sparks fly and both women must overcome their own fears in order to be together.

 

My Little Friend

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Amy and Emily get tipsy and dance together.
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Amy, an artist living in New Hampshire, welcomes her high school friend, Emily, back to town after ten years away; since graduation, Amy has come out but Emily doesn’t know yet.

When the two reminisce, a few too many drinks and high levels of sexual tension blurs the lines between friendship and romance. This spurs Emily’s boyfriend to become neurotic and try to split the ladies up.

 

 

Next Door

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When these roommates have far too many secrets to keep hidden for too long.
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This German drama focuses on the web of secrets and lies between four lesbian roommates; what they hide from themselves, each other and the world.  As relationships form and fall, the truth (or truths) emerges and eventually, one of them needs to be brave enough to reveal all.

What are they hiding? That would be telling. You’ll have to watch and see.

 

Kiss Me (With Every Heartbeat)

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It started with a light, could Mia and Frida be meant to be?
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Mia is due to marry her longtime boyfriend (and business partner), Tim, when she meets Frida, her stepsister-to-be, at her father’s birthday party. When the pair are invited to visit their parents’ future home, they grow closer and Mia begins to question who she belongs with.

This Swedish love triangle will definitely end in heartache; the only question is whose?

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