“The L Word” vs Hollywood’s portrayal of Lesbians
Just because a woman is a lesbian doesn’t mean she will hit on every woman she comes across. Doesn’t even mean she finds every woman attractive. She might just find you interesting to talk too and interesting at the moment still women with their insecurities get shell shocked when the word lesbian rolls off one’s tongue. Just because a woman says she a lesbian doesn’t mean she is trying to get in your pants or that you will get some awful disease. Besides who to say that your even atractive to that person, you may not even be that person’s type and thats physical and mental so hold your judgement and get to know someone first. Last I checked being lesbian wasn’t a disease but a lifestyle that many women live due to their natural attraction to the same sex.
It’s sad to hear of these stereotypes people have of lesbians. Mainly of lesbians not being able to commit, flirting and having sex with every woman they come across. This isn’t true for the majority of lesbians but yes for some this is what they do. However, keep in mind straight men, women and gay men do this too so don’t single lesbians out. That is just a small portion of the LGBT community. A portion who either are “experimenting” or just confused on what they like but not all lesbians live like this.
I know of lesbians who are in committed, loving relationships and don’t do the open relationships or have sex with everyone they come across. Most lesbians really do want that one person to be committed too and committed to them. Being lesbian is not about sleeping with a bunch of women and having threesomes and such. Just like heterosexual couples and gay men, lesbians want to be committed to one person as well. It’s sad though when Hollywood portrays lesbians as such and college girls think that’s what being lesbian is about and want to “experiment.” When truthfully that isn’t the real lesbian lifestyle but society making a mockery of the lesbian lifestyle. Being lesbian isn’t a trend or something you choose but an attraction to someone you love/like and have real feelings for. It’s not about being a player and getting as many girls you can or trying a threesome with your boyfriend. Society has distorted what the real lesbian lifestyle is like but if you watch the show “The L Word” you can get a better glimpse of what lesbians go through. Where each character represents everything from being in a committed relationship with kids to the player type.
Just like heterosexual couples there are issues of infidelities and other issues. Lesbian couples aren’t perfect just as heterosexual or gay couples aren’t. However, don’t let what you see on TV distort how you perceive lesbians. For lesbians are loving, caring and family oriented just like their gay and straight counterparts.
Perhaps this is why another lesbian network show is needed and one that is created by a lesbian and not someone “knowing” of the lifestyle.
-Kelly J Newson