the world needs more lesbians
Don’t let the haters get to you girl, you are speaking truth.
Do we really need to have another discussion about how problematic it is that our society considers clearly depicted sex to be more “explicit” than intense violence? That it considers depictions of sexual pleasure more explicit than negative, creepy, or deformed depictions of sex and genitalia? That it considers gay sex to be more “explicit” than heterosexual sex? That it frequently gives depictions of lesbian sex a pass because it can be presented for objectification and consumption by the assumed straight male audience where the tiniest bit of gay sex is considered to massively impinge on the fragile masculinity of that assumed straight male audience?
I object to the idea that censors give lesbian sex a pass. This has been documented in several cases, but the one that springs most chiefly to mind right now comes from the interviews in THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED. The mere depiction of a woman character having an orgasm is often enough to give a film an NC-17 rating. When the person giving or inspiring that orgasm is a woman, the odds increase dramatically.
Yes, implied lesbianism for male titillation is often given a pass. But depictions of women’s pleasure (whether she is with a man or a woman) are astonishingly rare, and lesbian sex is overwhelmingly censored.
oh no help this is adorable
Fun historical fact, there used to be more gay and lesbian content in early silent films until religious groups protested resulting in “decency standards.”
aren’t they just SO ADORABLE?
They really, really are. I don’t know the film to know whether or not these two are lovers in the narrative (“gay” and “lesbian” would be ahistorical terms to use, and physical affection between friends was a lot more common in the United States prior to the 1950s) but I’m going to pretend they are for now because this makes my heart smile.
“Barbara Gordon made me realize I was Bisexual and If she was real I would do anything to be with her”
While the first part of this confession doesn’t apply to me so much…
Damn, can I relate to this.
Alison: …you guys kinda flirt in real life too -
Jen: Whaaaaat? I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Ali: Us? No, never!
LITTLE. BLUE. BABIES.
I will continue to be dissatisfied with the ending of Mass Effect until I get this.
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