After days among weeks among years of binging and thirsting for lesbian content I feel I can almost safely say I’m about at the end of the internet (and what’s left of the video stores). So for those out there who need a lesbian content education, you’ve stumbled upon the correct blog.
I’ll start way back. And mind you, my mind gets a little blurry because back in the 30s there was so much lesbian shenanigans going on in Hollywood that sometimes I forget if I’m thinking of the actual content or stories I’ve read surrounding the content. If old Hollywood lesbian shenanigans interest you this book is great: The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood.
I’ll try to add in as many other mediums ie books etc as I can along our journey.
Now I may miss a few things, and my mind moves backwards and forwards without much emphasis on chronology, but for those of you out there who know little about the genre; and there are a lot of you…(I’m basing this assumption on the fact that I’ve never met more lesbians who don’t know lesbian films than here in Los Angeles) let me do the digging and you can come to one place to look at a database and history of lesbian-centric content, complete with pictures, videos, and links.
QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933) DIR. ROUBEN MAMOULIAN STARRING GRETA GARBO
Greta Garbo is one of the most famous classic women-loving actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
And being a silent star moving into Hollywood before WWII she was able to slip in before the so-called morality codes and make a mark of her own.
She was one of the first to bring masculine qualities to female characters on screen and in the 1933 film Queen Christina she gave another female character a nice big kiss.
Worth noting, in the film Camille Garbo was a trailblazer by making the decision to be the instigator of a kiss with the male romantic lead, further showcasing her masculinity.
She’s a phenomenal research topic. Man, those times seem simpler than these. All you had to do to spot the lesbian was check if she was wearing slacks.
For further reading on Greta Garbo try this book Greta Garbo: A Life Apart
Okay, we’re starting kind of slow here but below is the trailer. Watch the film. You’ll feel really in tune with the Hollywood greats of yesteryear.