Lesbian Sex Scenes that Made Movie History


Go Fish (1994)

In the mid-’90s, a young filmmaker named Rose Troche directed an extremely low-budget black-and-white comedy/drama called Go Fish. Like Desert Hearts nine years before and Lianna more than a decade before, Go Fish was very much a product of its times.

Starring and co-written by Guinevere Turner (Chasing Amy, The L Word), her sex scene with shy butch Ely was sweeter and hotter than anything lesbian audiences had seen in a long, long time. Rose Troche went on to direct the pilot and many episodes of The L Word for Showtime, as well as write an episode of South of Nowhere.

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)

This very sweet coming-out story focuses on two high school girls, one poor, white, butch and out (played by Laurel Holloman), and the other black, wealthy and falling in love with a girl for the first time (played by Nicole Ari Parker). A simple teenaged romance, somewhat flawed by its low budget and uneven performances, it nonetheless was a huge audience favorite when it was released and is still popular today. Its interracial teen sex scene made it a lesbian movie first.

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