Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (2012). Adapted from the novel by Joyce Carol Oates. This time, the movie stays true to the book. It is a thought-provoking, wild ride from start to finish.

A story about a 1953 gang of five girls in a town in Upstate New York. The movie deals with sexism, patriarchal standards, the racism that was rampant at the time (and is still rampant in many ways today), and the Communist ideology behind the leader's reasons for wanting action and change.

Foxfire is a story of 5 girls who challenge society, and run into their own challenges every step of the way.

Cliterati from a day or two ago, featuring The Truth About Jane. This is a coming-of-age story and revolves around a young lesbian named Jane, who falls in love with the new girl in town and has to navigate the complexities of her first love, and the turmoil that enters her life before (and certainly after) coming out to her homophobic family, including isolation at school and bigotry all around.

This movie is still very relevant today, and the acting is well done, portraying the young lesbian dealing with isolation and heart break, and the well-meaning but ignorant family. The movie also features the acting of Rupaul (it seems a lot of gay and lesbian movies in the 90s and early 2000s featured his acting).

The pride parade at the end brings me back to the pictures taken of those in the early 2000s, and the general attitude that was still prevalent in the LGBT community when I came out in 2008. One of community and mutual understanding.

This movie very accurately captures the feeling of being "other" and the struggle that comes with it, the stereotypes and the sadness of isolation. At the same time it also portrays self-acceptance and the importance of fighting for our right to exist and to love. All part of a journey.

A rant from a couple days ago, Stories of Lesbians from Small Towns and Villages

We watched a documentary on Indian lesbian couples in rural areas. The documentary included an inter-caste lesbian relationship, the topic of "corrective rape" that one of the women had suffered through, and a double-suicide committed by a lesbian couple as recently as 2018 because they felt they had nowhere to go and the world wouldn't let them be together.

Documentaries like this, that showcase the real struggle of homosexuals around the word, in particular lesbians, is why the hissy fit the trans community throws when you won't deny reality to call them what they demand to be called, is even more narcissistic and self-centered than some are willing to admit. It's also why heterosexual couples who call themselves "queer" are the worst scum. They live in a land of privilege and comfort that real homosexuals never can, and appropriate the LGBT community to suit their own desire to be "special" and "different" in their mind, and have zero experience of what it is actually like to be gay. The entitlement is deeply disturbing.

These people should sit down for a long history lesson, so that they can learn why appropriation and forced validation is wrong.

Homosexuals did not want your validation. We wanted the right to not be discriminated against, and we wanted the same rights as everyone else, nothing more and nothing less. We did not deny reality and force others to lie about our sex, we were okay with being different. That is where "we're here, we're queer, get used to it!" comes from, before the term queer was appropriated. It meant we are fine with being "other" but that you may not discriminate against us.

Actual gay people still suffer the world over in ways that self-labeled "queer" people never will.

As a matter of fact, the trans community in India had more rights than actual homosexuals long before Section 377 was abolished.

Cliterati movie night!
Tonight we watched the timeless classic "But I'm A Cheerleader!" And it reminded me of how I feel heterosexuals act with all of the deliberate gender roles and pink/blue gendered expectations. Feels really fake in a way, and like heterosexuals aren't self aware enough to break free of that mold. It also reminds me of how they constantly accuse gay people of flaunting our sexuality when really..straight sexuality is everywhere and frequently flaunted, which to me feels unnatural and strange. Heavy feelings from a light-hearted comedy!

tonight we watched If These Walls Could Talk 2!

So many important issues tackled in this film. From being closeted, a grieving lesbian fighting for her right to be recognized as the wife of her lifelong partner, to feminists turning their backs on lesbians who fought for feminist rights, to prejudice against our butch women.

Foxfire (1996) featuring Angelina Jolie, Jenny Shimizu, Hedy Burress, and Jenny Lewis. Based on the novel Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang by Joyce Carol Oates.

Both the movie and book were favorites of mine as a teen. The 2012 adaptation is more accurate to the book, which is set in the 1950s and tackles a wider variety of social issues.The 1996 movie is set in the 1990s. Both are good, and tell the story of a sisterhood fighting against the patriarchy. The gang "Foxfire" is headed by Margaret "Legs" Sadovsky.

Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love is a classic imo and underrated. It captures that feeling of first young, awkward love. A good pick for our first movie night.

in Cliterati's Discord server! Tonight we're watching a lesbian classic! The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love.

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