"we’re not queerbaiting these characters"
Why do you keep saying that?!
Heteronormativity in action.
Ramona don’t have time for your bisexual erasure
bisexual people when they see bisexual erasure
Me with my friends
Morocco (1930). First onscreen kiss between two women.
I’m aware that this is, much like a lot of ‘lesbian erotica’ from this same era, often hailed wrongly as authentic queer history, simply a titillating performance for the male gaze. The characters in question are a showgirl and an audience member; the kiss is for thrills, both for the specators in the film and for the film’s audience. Yet the inclusion of the kiss was a deliberate addition on Marlene Dietrich’s part. Dietrich, who herself was bisexual, insisted on the kiss and wrote it into the script with a very particular eye for continuity as to make it impossible for the censors to cut. This was her first American film. For her to be so gutsy and to show that much agency as to include a history making few seconds of kissing, is certainly worth talking about. Even if the characters themselves aren’t necessarily queer, or the rest of the film is pretty regressive with respect to all sorts of issues, this is a fantastic moment.
And that is why I want to embody Dietrich’s character this halloween.
thequeerfilmdetective Where is this from?
(anyway everyone follow them, they’re great!)
Beth Ditto married her girlfriend Kristin Ogata on the weekend, walking down the aisle barefoot, wearing a knee-length, white tulle gown by Jean Paul Gaultier.
I literally just went from aw to wtf.
NO BUT THIS IS WHY I LOVE LAIKA THO,
there was this big uproar over a character from paranormal being gay, so what do they do? next movie, they make a commercial that THROWS THE GAY IN YOUR FACE. They’re literally not being subtle at all about their queer representation and I fucking love them for it
Throw the gay in your face is perhaps the best thing I’ve heard all week.