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Young queers deserve positive, nuanced examples of lesbians in mainstream media -- and we owe them more than dubious hair advice. Latino Voices. They are unapologetic about who they are, and their sexual identity is just one part of it. It might have been queer, but it was still a mainstream television show on a premium cable network that aimed to attract a broad audience. Follow think.
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Mixter's explosive popularity has sparked a new wave of urban queers sporting white-girl dreads -- but will her influence stop there? I went home and vomited in my sink from the cheap white wine and passed out in my shoes draped in the cold-sweats of shame. Search for. I was there for the girls. Lez be honest.
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Think of it as initiation into Club Lez. From Our Partners. The lack of queer representation in international media makes those few American examples even more salient: A friend who recently wrote an ethnography of lesbians in Beirut found that The L Word was an important common reference for queer Lebanese women, even in spite of a steep language and culture barrier. And eventually, that makeup has to get washed off. T his is the most wicked lie the L Word told me about lesbian sex.
Surely not every pixie-haired chick out there is hiding steamy Sapphic fantasies inside her carefully pomaded head, and I've met plenty of lesbians with hair that looks straight in more ways than just texture, but any lady with a shaved side, faux-hawk or asymmetrical 'do gets at least a second glance from me. Yes, the smoke and mirror effect of Hollywood sex scenes are damaging, and yes they set us up for a harrowing lifetime of never feeling good enough or thin enough or curvy enough or hairless enough or just not enough in general—but lez get real. It might have been queer, but it was still a mainstream television show on a premium cable network that aimed to attract a broad audience. Though it's impressive that a mainstream television show centered on queer women has seen such success, the show's distorted depiction of lesbian culture is something to mourn, not celebrate. Ask any queer girl: When it comes to gaydar, haircuts count. She had threesomes with blonde Playboy-model looking women. The standard conventions of reality TV -- typecasting, contrived conflict, joyless sexual undertones -- feel malicious when overlaid onto an already marginalized and stereotyped group.