8 films that celebrate Black lesbian identity

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A collage of scenes from black lesbian movies

Stud Life (2012)

This film, led by brilliant trans writer/director Campbell X, is an honest, timely, and chaotic story about London-based wedding photographer, JJ; her (gay and white) best friend, Seb; and her whimsical witty love interest, Elle.

Rafiki (2018)

This queer love story, led by director Wanuri Kehui, premiered at Cannes — and was banned by the Kenyan government, where gay sex is illegal. Rafiki addresses issues of class, proximity, and religious fear in a world that’s violent for Black lesbians.