Freeheld In this poignant and ultimately life-affirming true story, Julianne Moore and Ellen Page star as a couple who fight for justice when one becomes terminally ill. How they cope with coming out and embracing meaningful love as older women in a repressive era is both lovely and inspiring. The women spend brief, precious moments together just talking or walking the boy to school. But their happiness is short lived when Laurel is diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer. Dinah and Carly quietly fight back by planning a wedding—and inviting everyone. We then go back in time, through flashbacks, to the early 60s where we witness a passionate love affair that occurred between young, married Rose Shannon Collis and her married neighbor, Louise Emily Goss.
Karsyn. Age: 20.
Set in the early s, the flirtatious Vita Gemma Arterton and reserved Virginia Elizabeth Debicki meet at a party and the attraction is instantaneous.
Marianna. Age: 24.
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Young directors broke free from the doom and gloom genre of lesbian storytelling and produced some truly positive films. MacDonald and Trotter truly make a sexy and tender couple. You have to really look, but there are indeed some truly wonderful films that beautifully portray the older woman. But their happiness is short lived when Laurel is diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer.