Two weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite Lesbian/Bisexual Movie of all time. We know it was hard, but we tried to help you as much as possible, weighing in with our own writers’ votes as well as the opinions of filmmakers, actors and writers. How did those things factor in? Well it appears we’re all on somewhat of the same wavelength, but still have varying degrees of interests when it comes to what makes something “the best.”
So let’s start with what didn’t make the cut. Surprisingly some classics like Personal Best, The Hunger, All Over Me or The Killing of Sister George were not close to breaking the top 50. Some of our experts’ older suggestions like Persona and Coup de Foudre/Entre Nous were barely voted for, while some that cracked the top 10 were as much of as surprise. (Elena Undone over Bound and But I’m a Cheerleader? OK, it’s your list!)
There are also some trends, such as the fact you seem to enjoy Sarah Waters adaptations and films by Lisa Cholodenko, Jamie Babbit, Shamim Sarif and Wendy Jo Carlton, who all have two films in the top 50. Piper Perabo, Natasha Lyonne, Shamin Sarif and Lisa Ray are the winningest actors, all of them having starred in two films that made the cut.
What was evident, overall, is that you guys prefer a happy ending to a tragedy, but you’ll still let some sad ones slip by as long as they are very sad and end with someone dying, usually by their own doing — or undoing.
First, some stats on the winners!
And now, onto the list.