Sunday, January 07, 2007

Hip Hip Hooray!

I never thought I would ever write or say the following sentence, but I simply have no choice…

Hurray for lesbians!

I am staying at Nik's flat in Brussels working my way through his cashmere sweaters, wasabi peas and non-porn video collection. A few years back I heard of a television show called "The L Word" and always being one to judge a book by it's cover, I decided I never needed to see it. I knew it was going to be a bunch of man-hating women with bad haircuts and badly applied eyeliner. Then a few months ago Garad and Adam start raving about it but I turned a deaf ear and ignored their praises. Then during Christmas weekend at Nik's, Garad, Nik and I were looking for videos to watch and Nik suggested "The L Word". I poo-pooed that idea immediately and instead we watched Reese Witherspoon go to Harvard. So I arrive back in Brussels on Friday and while scanning the titles, I decided to give the girls a go. I knew I would hate it, but didn't want to be the only one out of the lesbian loop. I was wrong. It was hot! Lesbians are hot. I can imagine that if I were a straight man, I would call in sick from work forever and just watch and watch. Who knew (other than straight guys) that girl + girl = steamy? And not only that, but the storylines are great. I laughed, I almost cried, I was shocked, I was appauled, I learned about bush confidence, I was entertained… It made me wonder if in fact a lack of bush confidence is what led to Charlotte's depressed vagina on Sex and the City. Perhaps instead of those anti-depressants, she should have gotten a good waxing.

I watched the entire first season in just over 24 hours. I couldn't stop. It was like eating a Pringles, one little bite and you know you have to finish it off. The only problem is that he only has season 1 and now I must know what happens in season 2. Will Bette and Tina work it out? What about Kit and Ivan? Dana and Alice and poor Shane? Will Jenny ever come to terms with who she is and does she really lose her hot hunk of a husband? I can't sleep. I can't eat. I can barely type. I tossed and turned last night with visions of lesbian sex. Does this make me like Lisa, the lesbian man? That made me wonder… Would a gay, lesbian identified man in all actuality be straight?

Anyway, all I can say is 3 cheers for the grrrrrls.

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