medievalpoc:

Mystère à la Tour Eiffel: The French Lesbian Eiffel Tower Murder Mystery Period Costume Drama of Color in Which ZERO Lesbians Die that You’ve Been Waiting For

[with English subtitles here by the amazing sespursongles]

So I of course HAD to watch this myself to see if it was too good to be true.

It turns out, this movie was pretty much exactly what I was hoping it would be.

The murder mystery plot is funny and corny and surprising and  had a lot of twists and turns. The romance focuses on chemistry, intimacy, softness, and wooing. Two beautiful ladies in perfect gowns, hair, and makeup in gorgeous settings and lighting must somehow solve a murder mystery that has to do with the building of the Eiffel Tower, rescue each other from jail, asylums*, and many more mysterious dangers- all while casually flipping off the patriarchy so they can be together forever in eternal bliss.

The plot is basically this: Louise is a scandalously divorced woman, living with her father who coincidentally is one of the architects who helped design and construct the Eiffel Tower. After a shocking murder occurs there, a paramour foisted upon her by her father takes her on a date to a magic show where she meets the irresistibly beautiful and compelling Henriette. When Louise is framed for a second murder, Henriette offers her assistance in finding some answers before it’s too late.

It’s neither exploitatively sexual nor overly ambiguous “gals being pals.” It doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s not trying to teach anyone a “moral lesson about [race/gender/sexuality]”; the way these aspects of the characters function in the narrative feels organic, empathetic, and relatable. You’re meant to identify with Louise and Henriette, rather than being invited to a voyeuristic display.

Overall, it’s fun, cute, awesome, and has some historical references involving detective work, architecture, psychiatry/psychology, magic and prestidigitation, and bowler hats. I’d recommend this to almost anyone, to be honest.

* slight spoilers after the cut but nothing big, with a few content notes

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gentlemanlupin:

Louise et Henriette – Mystère à la Tour Eiffel

bonus de la Havraise :

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#SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME WHERE CAN I FIND IT

I NEED TO KNOW MORE

OMG WHERE IS THIS FROM? HOW CAN I FIND IT? HOW COME I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT? OH…. OH… OH…. GOOGLE, COME HERE!!!

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@holmesianpose

Do they die?  Or go to prison?  Are they ok?

Just found it. Am literally watching it RIGHT NOW.

For anyone else who needs the link, it only came out like two weeks ago sur France 2!

http://replaytvstreaming.com/telefilm-fiction/374-mystere-a-la-tour-eiffel-france-2.html

OMG YOU GUYS SO I AM SORRY IF YOU DO NOT SPEAK FRENCH BECAUSE THERE IS NO SUBTITLED VERSION YET BUT I JUST FUCKING FINISHED WATCHING IT AND OMG IT 

WAS

SO

FUCKING

GOOD

LIKE, I DON’T WANT TO GIVE TOO MANY SPOILERS IN CASE YOU WANT TO WATCH IT BUT LIKE IT IS ACTUALLY ABOUT TWO WOMEN FALLING IN LOVE AND BEING SO SMART AND BRAVE AND STRONG AND CAPABLE AND HAVING TO DEFEAT THE FUCKING PATRIARCHY IN ORDER TO SOLVE THIS MYSTERY AND THEY FUCKING SOLVE IT AND SPOILER ALERT: YES THEY END UP TOGETHER AND NOBODY GOES TO PRISON AND NOBODY DIES

WAHT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR I AM FILLED WITH GAY POWERRRRRRRR

Love

💕💕💕

Well my French is rusty, but what better way to practice hearing it than watching this? 

zoesaldcna:

more gay films i’d like

  • a young jazz singer falls in love with an established film noir actress and the singer finds out the actress had been sending her anonymous roses so she dedicates a song to her and there’s a scene where she’s singing it on stage in a club and all other sound fades out and the camera focuses on the actress, who’s regarding her with interest
  • a sixties era student falls in love with a gay civil rights activist who quit her career as a professor and the film is half about activism and half about their soft domestic lives together and the entire aesthetic and wardrobe is dreamy like vintage sixties advertisements
  • an up and coming undercover journalist in new york city who’s cold and mean and dresses only in pencil skirts is seduced by a woman played by like, monica belluci, and drawn into a diamond heist and a passionate love affair
  • a university student is on a brief study abroad trip in italy and notices a dreamy lady on a beach in a glamorous creme bathing suit against the backdrop of sparkling water but doesn’t think much of it until she sees her again drinking wine in the hotel bar and looking mysterious and smoky and the film is sort of like salvatore by lana del rey and includes a drive through sicily in a white car
  • a bored and rich woman finds out her renowned husband’s been sleeping around when he’s on business trips so she plots how to destroy his career and reputation meanwhile she’s lonely and growing close to the sweet flustered maid and buying her things and giving her clothes she’s ‘too old for now’ and absentmindedly helping with chores and asking her about her life over wine and asking her to ‘stay for awhile’

pixiedustandcoffeelust:

In the early days of film lesbianism was a taboo subject, if it even came up at all. The first forays into queerness for ladies on film came with gender-bending cross-dressing. Katharine Hepburn plays two of these roles. First in Christopher Strong (1933) and again in Sylvia Scarlett (1936) she plays Sylvia who disguises herself as a boy to avoid suspicion while running from the cops with her father.{x}

bedannibal-lectaurier:

bedannibal-lectaurier:

I just want Hallmark Christmas movies but with lesbians: 

  • You’re a hot shot femme reporter stuck in our small town for Christmas when your car breaks down and I’m the soft butch mechanic who owns the only garage. 
  • I almost asked you to the Winter Ball in high school fifteen years ago, but chickened out, but now we’re both home for Christmas and single and maybe we’ve got a second chance?
  • You’re a cold-hearted businesswoman and I’m one of Santa’s Elves whose been put on probation and if I can’t teach you the true meaning of Christmas, they’ll never let me back in the North Pole. 

I can’t believe this post got something like 2k+ notes! Here are some more Hallmark Homo for the Holidays movies: 

  • We’ve always been rivals at the Annual Christmas Cookie bake-off, but when we get snowed in at the Town Hall the night before the competition and are forced to Huddle for Warmth, it could be love. 
  • I’m a lonely veterinarian who hasn’t had a date in years, but this Magical Christmas Cat that I rescued keeps bringing hot women by the clinic and now I don’t know how to choose. 
  • I’m a poor single mom struggling to keep my toy store afloat and you’re Santa Claus’ daughter looking for a Mrs. Claus of her very own. Can we find love and save the family business before midnight on Christmas Eve?