• Director

    Michelle West

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2023, 15:05

  • Category

    Narrative Short, LGBTQ+

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

LGBTQ+: 7 films for, from and about the community.

April 18, 2024 @ 9:00PM • Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theatre

LGBTQ+: 7 films for, from and about the community.

April 25, 2024 @ 5:00PM • Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theatre


When free-as-a-bird bisexual Eliana questions giving up the “D” at her ex-boyfriend’s funeral, her girlfriend Chase must decide how far she’s willing to go for love.


Michelle West, Director
Tennessee Martin, Writer, Hangry
Michelle West, Producer
Tennessee Martin, Producer, Hangry
Wilbur DiTullio, Producer, Conan, Honey Boy
Lana Parrilla, Key Cast “Miss Madam”Lincoln Lawyer, Once Upon A Time
Vico Ortiz, Key Cast” Chase”Our Flag Means Death, Sex Lives of College Girls
Maya Nalli, Key Cast “Eliana”Dollface, The Upshaws
Noemi Gonzalez, Key Cast “Monique”Selena: The Series
Wilbur DiTullio, Editors, Conan, Honey Boy
Allyson Newman, Composers, The L Word: Generation Q

Director Statement

Lesbophilia is a modern dark comedy that flips limiting stereotypes on their head. Stimulating, provocative, and unquestionably vulnerable, this short film explores the complexity of relationships and gets to the heart of what we all deeply crave – love and acceptance.

Without taking itself too seriously, Lesbophilia reminds us that “normal” relationships, and the labels we apply to them, are still just fragments of the imagination.

Director Biography

Michelle is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Women in Film, and Alliance of Women Directors. Her recent short film, Cosmic Love, won Best Womens Empowerment Film at the San Diego International Film Awards and has been an official selection at numerous festivals. Michelle is also in post-production on her period drama short film, Lineage.