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A 2016 Canadian LGBT romantic drama, Below Her Mouth is set in Toronto, Canada. Dallas (Erika Linder) a lesbian roofer who just broke up with her girlfriend, meets Jasmine (Natalie Krill) a fashion editor engaged to a man. To her surprise, Jasmine responds quickly to Dallas' overtures, and they begin an affair.

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  • Ambiguously Bi: It's left unclear if Jasmine is a very closeted lesbian, or simply bisexual. Her fiancee thinks the former, but Jasmine doesn't seem to know herself.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Dallas has this, as part of her overall butch looks.
  • Butch Lesbian: Dallas, who sports short hair, dresses in a very masculine manner, and works at a stereotypically male job along with her sexuality.
  • Canada Does Not Exist: Though it's set in Toronto, you'd find it hard to notice if you didn't know.
  • Coitus Ensues: The film actually opens on Dallas and her girlfriend having sex. A number of other sex scenes follow, and although they largely make sense in the story, they're also gratuitous. This has been a main source of criticism toward the film.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Jasmine uses the bathtub's sprayer to stimulate herself.
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  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Dallas could be easily mistaken for male from a distance and in dim light.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Natalie Krill and Erika Linder. They're both nude and or in sex scenes frequently.
  • No Bisexuals: After he finds her with Dallas, Rile thinks Jasmine is a lesbian. She logically points out they have been together for years, though her sexuality is left ambiguous, and possible bisexuality isn't discussed.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Erika Linder's really Swedish, and though her Canadian accent is good, the real one still occasionally slips through.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Dallas and Jasmine. They even discuss Dallas being a tomboy (she dislikes the term), but it fits given her pretty masculine looks and job, while Jasmine is the opposite.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Jasmine cheats on her fiancee Rile by having an affair with Dallas. Even before they're both caught red-handed by him, she feels quite guilty about it, and they break up in the end.
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