All in 4.5 Stars

janet king: season one

In the high-powered legal world you have to be tough. Janet is that in spades. She is also unabashedly, unashamedly gay. She takes no crap where her family or sexuality is concerned. She's a true warrior, tough skinned, suffers fools not at all, and gives a walloping several times to people who dare challenge her for her sexuality. She is without a doubt one of the strongest lesbian characters I've ever seen on TV.

sugar rush 2

Sugar Rush 2 is that rare beast, a sequel that surpasses the original. It's moments like this I realise that I really love good television writing. Damn those Brits, having all the fun. Great writing, great music, great acting, great sex, just all-round great TV.

tipping the velvet

From the corset kings of the world, the BBC, comes an adaptation so lush that it might just rival the 1996 remake of Pride and Prejudice as my favourite costume drama of all time. I bet when they were making stodgy Shakespeare adaptations in the fifties the powers that be at the BBC never thought costume drama would ever come to this.

boys don't cry

I often wonder if director Kimberley Pierce knew, as she was making Boys Don't Cry, that Hilary Swank was giving one of the greatest performances of all time. As she handled the making of the film there must have been a great weight on her mind. This was particularly difficult subject matter. 

bound

Bound was a mainstream film with two lesbian main characters. That isn't going to come along every day. Just for that it deserves a special place on the lesbian film honour roll.