In the Event of Love (2022)
Debut author Courtney Kae’s In the Event of Love (2022)–the first installment of their Fern Fall series–is the feel-good, incredibly safe sapphic Christmas romance we’ve been waiting for from Hallmark and Lifetime (which neither of them have yet to deliver). I am the biggest sucker in the world for a story of best friends to…
Honey Girl (2021)
I’ll start this review by saying that the pain inflicted by Honey Girl is not related to the queer experience. Rather, it is a uniquely millennial and a uniquely POC pain that Morgan Rogers articulates in her debut novel.
A League of Their Own (2022-)
When a major candy company decides to fill not only America’s bellies but the gap in sports entertainment left by the droves of men drafted for World War II, they recruit 60 women to begin a women’s professional baseball league.
The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School (2022)
Sonora Reyes had me at Catholic School. Well, let’s be real–she had me at Lesbiana. I’m finally at the point where discussions of homosexuality and Christianity no longer make my eyes twitch and my body convulse, so I’m aware that the pain score I’ve assigned might not be harsh enough. However, Reyes really has found…
Pepper’s Penance (2021)
Pepper’s Penance landed in my lap this past winter when I’d reached out to Twitter’s writing community looking for books on musicians. Davina Lee had promised me a happy(ish) Sapphic love story, and so I was more than willing to take the plunge.
This may be the most unproblematic queer romance I’ve ever seen. High school student Paige Evans (Rowan Blanchard) teams up with fellow track teammate AJ Campos (Auli’i Cravalho) in order to apprehend the graffiti artist who threatens to get Paige expelled unless she can prove she’s not the done tagging the school.
I have come to associate Kate Winslet with tragedy. It’s kind of a chicken-and-the-egg situation: I’m not sure if my love of tragedy preceded my love for this English actress, or if my love of Winslet made me necessarily drawn to tragedies. Then I remember I discovered her smack in the middle of the biggest…
Delilah Green Doesn’t Care (2022)
This was the most refreshing read because it was the first piece of Sapphic content that I’ve ever encountered that had a happy ending without any grossly traumatic bits in between. Before I move onto the spoiler-y part of my review, I will say that you can rest assured that this is a safe read…
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
For a film where they don’t end up together because of historical circumstance, I got an immense amount of joy from this film. It’s soft, and it’s safe, and there is absolutely no homophobia. Refreshing!