What’s Real?

April 25, 2010

So now that there’s a “real L word” in the works, everyone’s getting upset that the women on that show don’t represent the “real lesbians”. That these women are too thin, too well-off, too well-dressed, too feminine.

Guess what? Television shows in general don’t represent average people. On any American show, women (and men!) are better-looking than the general population. Usually not better-educated or well-spoken, but definitely better-dressed and better-groomed, with better skin and hair.

And speaking of lesbians. Gay women are WOMEN. Which means, they come in all shapes and sizes, all income brackets, all hairstyles. “The L Word” and “The Real L Word” represent some real lesbians. Just like Embodiment represents some real lesbians.

We are all real lesbians. Yes, even those of us who wear high heels, short skirts, long hair. Even those of us that work high-powered corporate jobs and can’t change a tire. And those of us who never liked women’s studies classes. Plus those of us that suck at pool and every other sport involving balls.

All of us like girls, though. So there’s that generalization you’re welcome to make.


4 Responses to “What’s Real?”

  1. Rick Tan said

    well said… you are bring lesbians good name… and not stereotyping lesbians, those who depict lesbians being like fat men, are themselves disillusioned.

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