En vrac (5) – the gayest things we’ve seen this week

A list of interesting trailers, music videos, webseries, upcoming short films, and a special documentary full of badass women we’ve seen this week on the gayest part of the internet.

Aniara is a 2019 Swedish-Danish science fiction film co-directed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja. It is an adaptation of the 1956 Swedish poem of the same name by Harry Martinson. The movie is set in a dystopian future where climate change has left Earth ravaged, forcing people to resettle from Earth to Mars. When such a routine trip veers off course, the consumption-obsessed passengers struggle to cope with their new lives.

The Litas is a film about Gevin Fax, the oldest member of the women motorcycle collective, The Litas. Growing up in Los Angeles as an African American lesbian in the 1960s, Gevin found that the world wasn’t always forgiving. She started riding dirt bikes at the age of twelve which distanced her even further from the other kids. Though it was because of her love for riding that gifted her peace of mind; it was her meditation, her medicine, her way to escape all of the other noise. Now, because of The Litas, she shares her love for the road with thousands of women all over the world. The Litas exists as the world’s largest female biking collective and provides a safe community for female riders globally. This documentary was thought by Lindsey Hagen.

Just Another Love Story is a romance-drama web series, directed and edited by Priyanka Karki in her directorial debut. The series stars Priyanka Karki, Shristi Shrestha, and Samyek Man Singh in the lead roles. The plot features a love triangle between two women, Amara and Maya, respectively (Priyanka Karki, Shristi Shrestha) and Aashu (Samyek Man Singh).

Xiao Xian is an upcoming short film directed by Jiajie Yu. Xiao Xian is in charge of finishing a dress. Her mother has decided that she is going to take care of it that night, and she obeys, as usual. Sheng Xia, her best friend, shows up at her house to convince her to go partying. Xiao Xian accepts, but she cannot imagine what will end up happening that night.

Mai is Marta Gonzalez’s debut short. The film is a juxtaposition of the old and new, the ‘what has been’ versus ‘what is now’. It’s a colourful, intimate story comparing generations of love and relationships between women. The way Mai is edited showcases exactly what cinema was made to do, and Marta’s intelligence as a director is apparent through the subtle hints she drops and through what she lets the audience work out for themselves.

Tell Me is a song by Cella featuring Naomi Lareine. No matter its constituent parts the path of a romantic relationship can rarely be plotted as a straight line, yet once we succumb to that intoxicating feeling of falling head over heels, there’s little to do except strap in and ride the relationship peaks and valleys wherever they may lead. This is what Tell Me is about. The lesbian couple featured in the clip below is portrayed by Luiza Mitova & Emily Nagato.

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