‘First Girl I Loved’ Is The Coming–Of–Age Romantic Lesbian Film Of Our Dreams

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Summer may be coming to an end, but there is still a reason to be happy. Because on the 18th October ‘First Girl I Loved’ is released nationwide and if all the rave reviews are anything to go by, we are going to love it. The film has done the rounds on the film festival circuits and was very well received. Plus, the two protagonists are very easy on the eye and that certainly helps.

Written and directed by Kerem Sanga, the film tells the story of Anne (played by Dylan Gelula from Netflix hits ‘unbreakable Kimmy Shmidt’s and Casual) who falls in love with the popular high school softball player, Sasha (played by Brianna Hildebrand from Deadpool).


AS their romance blossoms Anne’s best friend Clinton (played by Mateo Arias) is not giving her the support she want’s and he appears almost jealous. It doesn’t take long to realise he is hiding something from her as he releases his inner feelings complicating Anne’s life even more.

Every lez can relate to those feelings we had when we first began to realise we liked girls and the different emotions that evoked in us. Who can forget it, really? A time of confusion, excitement and panic. I’m really looking forward to watching this ‘trip down memory lane’ and I’m confident we won’t be disappointed.

With comments such as ‘earnest and awkward, hilarious and touching’ coming from Autostraddle along with winning The Best of Next award at the Sundance Film Festival, I’m sure we are all going to be super impressed with First Girl I Loved.

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