9 Signs You’re About To Watch A Lesbian Film

In case you’re confused, the poster usually gives it away.

You’re settled in for the evening and looking for the perfect movie to watch.

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But how can you tell if your flick of choice has just the right amount of lesbian for you?

The right amount, meaning as much as possible.

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Please take note of these helpful signs to watch for:

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1. First, are you looking in the “Gay and Lesbian” section of Netflix?

If not, go there.

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2. Are there two women on the movie poster? Okay, you’re halfway there.

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Now, look for the following cliché movie posters:

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3. The over-the-shoulder cuddling pose.




Level of gayness: Birkenstocks on your all-female campus.

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4. The forehead-to-forehead lean.


Level of gayness: Saying “Lez be honest” in a sentence.

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5. Bonus: Combining the last two categories together in one glorious image.


Level of gayness: Your first Tegan and Sara album.

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6. The always popular “chilling on the floor,” because apparently furniture was so last year.


Level of gayness: Cut-off cat tank tops.

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7. Intense - dare we say menacing - staring.


Level of gayness: Owning more than one U.S. Women’s Soccer jersey.

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8. Nudity for nudity’s sake.


Level of gayness: The term “U-Haul.”

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9. Allllllllllmost kissing. Almost.


Level of gayness: The HRC bumper sticker on your Suburu.

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Does the movie you selected have most of these things?

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Cheers, you are about to watch a lesbian film.

*Disclaimer: No guarantee the movie itself will be any good.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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