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Your Next Lesbian Date Night Movies

Winter is coming! That means snowflakes, Hanukkah gelt and snuggly movie dates with your girlfriend. What should you watch?

Imagine Me and You (2006)

Imagine Me and You

Lena Headey, who plays Cersei on Game of Thrones, is very familiar with winter. She’s also surprisingly familiar with quirky lesbian romantic comedies.

In Imagine Me and You, she plays Luce, a well-meaning florist with a heart of gold and a knack for winding up in awkward situations. She does the floral arrangements for Rachel’s (Piper Perabo) wedding, and the two women share a long look as Rachel walks down the aisle. Although Rachel marries her husband as planned, over the course of the movie the two women become friends and explore their unexpected chemistry.

This movie doesn’t break the mold of traditional romantic comedies, and it doesn’t intend to. It’s a lighthearted romp that leaves everyone feeling good (except Rachel’s husband), and it will make you and your girlfriend thank the universe for whatever tricks of fate brought you both together.


Circumstance (2011)


This Iranian family drama is much darker than Imagine Me and You. After it was released, the Iranian filmmaker was banned from returning to the country, and the film itself was banned in Iran.

It follows two upper-class Iranian women whose well-meaning intellectual parents cannot shield them from the pressures of being a woman. Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri) and Shireen (Sarah Kazemy) become close friends after the death of Shireen’s parents, and spend much of their time partying and pushing the boundaries of social acceptance in Tehran. Their relationship becomes romantic. They fantasize about escaping to Abu Dhabi, but the return of a fundamentalist relative and a surprise arranged marriage make the girls question whether their love can survive in this country.

This is a meditative and realistic look into lesbian romance across the world that will make you reach for the tissue box more than once.

I Can’t Think Straight (2008)


Not all Middle Eastern lesbian movies have to be tragic. I Can’t Think Straight combines the rigid societal questions of Circumstance with the quirky comedy of Imagine Me and You. The tagline? “Just another British, Indian, Muslim, Arab, Christian, lesbian romantic comedy.”

A fiery London-based Jordanian Christian named Tala (Lisa Ray) falls for a demure British Muslim Indian named Leyla (Sheetah Sheth). Sparks fly – and so do some fists. Leyla is dating Tala’s best friend, Ali, and Tala is engaged. Meanwhile, they both have to contend with society’s expectations as Tala considers whether to pursue this romance in England or return to her family in Jordan, and as Leyla debates whether her love for Ali is stronger than her love for her friend.

This movie is full of twists, turns and question marks, and you may need to rewatch several sections to understand what’s going on. But overall it’s a lighthearted take on the romantic comedy drama that will warm your heart. It’s also a book, so if you can’t get enough of the characters, check out Shamim Sarif’s full novel.

Pizza Hut Boxes That Double As Movie Projectors – Oh Yes! (Video)

Date night just became a lot cooler with Pizza Hut’s new ‘Blockbuster Box’ deal.

All you need is a pizza box, a smart phone and a wall – then you and your girl can have romantic night for two.

The boxes are part of a marketing stunt and were designed by Ogilvy Hong Kong, hence the cool artwork.


Woman Kills Lesbian Lover For Wearing Sweatpants on a Date Night

A former Virginia Tech student – Jessica Michelle Ewing – was sentenced to 45 years in prison this week, for murdering her lover after she wore sweatpants on a date night.

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In court, Ewing gave a detailed testimony about the ‘date night’ that lead to the murder of 21-year-old biology student Samanata Shrestha.

Ewing said she who spent hours getting ready, but was disappointed when she turned up at Shrestha’s apartment, wearing a dress and carrying a bottle of wine and whipped cream, to find Shrestha in sweatpants and a T-shirt.

Shrestha eventually changed into a dress and they tried to lighten the mood by building a fort and having a whipped-cream fight.

They downed the bottle of wine and had sex, after which Ewing made a ‘poor teasing comment’ and called Shrestha a ‘spoiled bitch.’

Shrestha shot back that they were just ‘experimenting’ and she was ‘toying’ with Ewing.

I loved Sam — I couldn’t believe she would say that I was some experiment to her,’ Ewing said. ‘It hit me where I was most hurt.”

Ewing then ‘reached her arm around her neck and held it there,’ strangling Shrestha in a chokehold.

Ewing then tried to cover up the murder, but Shrestha’s body was discovered stuffed in a sleeping bag in the back seat of her abandoned Mercedes on 10 February 2014.

In February this year, Ewing entered an Alford plea to the first-degree murder of Shrestha. An Alford plea is where a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges the prosecution has enough evidence for a conviction.

Ewing was sentenced to 80 years for first-degree murder and five years for transporting and concealing a body. She must serve out 45 years of the sentence before the remainder is suspended.