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Boys on the Side starring Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, and Mary-Louise Parker. 1995. I want to include a trigger warning for domestic violence near the beginning of the movie-- scenes 6-8. Whoopi Goldberg plays a lesbian musician in this movie, and the other two actresses are her straight friends that she is traveling and living with. It is kind of sad but I enjoyed how this movie focuses on women's friendships and lives. Rated R.

But I'm a Cheerleader starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea Duvall, RuPaul Charles, and Cathy Moriarty. 1999. A really great movie about a lesbian cheerleader whose parents send her to a camp where they try to teach kids to be straight. Funny and delightful. Rated R.

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence of Utena. Anime, Japanese with English subtitles. I can't say that I really understood this movie, but I enjoyed it. It is about a girl that wants to be a prince, so she goes to school dressed in boy's clothes and learns to sword fight. And then she gets seduced by the Rose Bride and realizes she's a lesbian, or at least that is the way I interpreted it. Later she gets turned into a car for a brief while, I guess because it's anime. There are other female characters besides Utena and the Rose Bride.

Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock, Candace Bergen, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt. I haven't watched this movie in a while but it is a great movie and I know it passes. Sandra Bullock plays a cop who goes undercover in a beauty pageant for some reason that is important to the plot. While there she befriends a bunch of the women who are competing, in particular her roommate.
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Origin - Spirits of the Past is an anime movie I stumbled across on Hulu. The plot isn't anything very spectacular; it's your normal humanity must learn to live in harmony with nature pastiche. Additionally, I've always found myself to like subs better than dubs and this is a dub, so I wonder what subtleties of tone and meaning I might be missing. However, it's visually interesting (although sometimes the 3D animation isn't as integrated with the 2D animation as I'd like) and I'm a sucker for post apocalyptic storylines (a town built over the decaying hulks of city buildings).

Also notable and the reason for posting: it passes the Bechdel test multiple times.

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