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FWIW, I believe my first cinematic lesbian experience was the 1980’s movie Windows, which was profoundly disturbing on many levels. It left me confused and upset and drove me to withdraw further into my shell. 😕10 Replies
i do not know that one. my first lesbian one was Desert Hearts and my first gay one was Zorro the Gay Blade and Boys don’t cry my first transmovie
Long story short, it portrayed the horrors of a straight woman in an apartment building who was the sexual target of an obsessed, deranged lesbian neighbor. Not a great message. 😟
oh. sounds like a direct to video. one of those make the heteros feel better ones.
It was released to theaters, but I saw it on one of the big cable movie channels. And weirdly, I’d swear that I also saw another version of exactly the same movie around the same time. Maybe just weeks or months apart. Same story, different actors. As if one demonizing wasn’t enough. 😕
that was the lesbian tropes. the serial killers if not vampires. the predatory butches who suicide to save the femme and return her to heteronormativity.
Mrs Danvers in Rebecca…
or 1960s The Children’s Hour the two teens gone astray. suicide or 1929 Pandora’s Box murdered
or the positive ones, Miss Hathaway on Beverly Hillbillies
or the Lesbian Period Pieces where they take too long to lesbian in elegant wear of yore, all the ache and angst one can stand to sit through a tsk tsk wasn’t society mean then. as if different now. eh.
okay. that is too good I have to try to blog that
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