VIDEO: The Real L Word girls address lesbian stereotypes

Hey everyone!

Have you been watching the Real L Word season 2? I have a lot of thoughts about the show that I will be writing up after the season finale on Sunday.

In the meantime, here is an interview in which the girls of the Real L Word discuss the “common misconceptions” about lesbians. They all seem as frustrated as I am by the creeping doubts people have whenever a lesbian doesn’t look the way we are “supposed to.”

Enjoy!


 

What did you think? What are some common misconceptions about lesbians that you’d like to set right?

 

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6 Comments on “VIDEO: The Real L Word girls address lesbian stereotypes”

  1. July 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Wow I love this! I’m super femme and I am only out to a few people, but everytime I come out as bisexual to someone they always say “No WAY! Your so girly!” Uggghhhh sometimes I hate that :(

    Love your blog btw!

    • July 31, 2011 at 9:41 am #

      I know the feeling!

      P.S. – I’m glad you are loving the blog!! :)

  2. July 30, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    another one i’d have to say is about bisexuality (or, in my case, being queer) – either you are ‘on the fence’ or ‘haven’t decided yet’.

    • July 31, 2011 at 9:45 am #

      Ha! I hear ya. I came out as a lesbian and my dad still asks me sometimes if I’m sure I’m not bisexual.

      Also I don’t understand why that would even matter at all bc I am in love with/engaged to a woman. Guess he thinks that all bisexuals end up with men.

  3. Lauren
    August 8, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    postmarked heart: when i was coming out to myself, i first defined myself as bisexual because, to me, it was easier to deal with. there was always the possibility of ending up with a guy. now i know that’s never going to happen, but it was a stepping stone. thats what i think bisexuality is for some people: just a stepping stone to who they really are.

    • August 8, 2011 at 10:14 am #

      @lauren: i defined myself as bisexual when i first came out, too, then a lesbian, and now queer.

      i think you have a point in that many people do identify as bisexual at first, when they are trying to make sense of their sexuality. that said, the idea of it being a stepping stone for everyone can be really damaging to those who only and always identify as bisexual or queer.

      i know you aren’t saying it’s a stepping stone for everyone; just trying to clarify my original point about biphobia.

      and @femmeonamission: agh, i get that too. my best friend still thinks i’m going to end up with a cisgender male. . . which isn’t likely as i’m more attracted to queer folks.

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