To accomplish this feat, everyone on staff was asked for a top 10, then we asked readers for theirs, and finally began the arguing — always politely.
Television movies aren't included (sorry, (2005): This Oscar-winning feature film is arguably one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking gay love stories ever told on the silver screen.
(2008): This film about the life and death of pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk won two richly deserved Oscars, for Dustin Lance Black's screenplay and Sean Penn's performance in the title role.
It does not make Milk a plaster saint, but portrays him as fully and fallibly human as well as a formidable crusader for the rights of all.
"Butch" tends to denote masculinity displayed by a female beyond that of what would be considered a "tomboy." It is not uncommon for butch-looking females to meet social disapproval.
Although they’re referred to by some as trans-exclusionary radical feminists (or TERFs—a label that, although it describes their ideology, is rejected by many within the category), they can go far beyond simply excluding trans women from their events and organizations, and actively harass, mock, and out trans women.
But also: If someone is a butch, does it mean that they have the exact same taste in erotica as every other butch? Obviously no; just like “women’s erotica” isn’t guaranteed to be appreciated and desired by anyone who is a woman.
There is a wide variety of sexual desire in any group of folks with the same gender identity: Some butches are bottoms, some butches are tops, some butches date femmes, some butches date butches, some butches are trans, some butches are genderqueer, some butches vehemently identify as women.
I’ll just come right out and say it: I obsessively read erotica. Especially butch/femme lesbian erotica with some kink play in it that is particularly well written.
Especially butch/femme lesbian erotica with some kink play in it.