Fucking Jenny Schecter

I’ve been watching “The L Word” for the past month and more or so. And I love it. I think 95% of the sex scenes are a bit too gratuitous and obviously done for the “male gaze.” Isn’t it kind of sad that straight men will only watch a film or TV show about women if they know there’s a girl on girl sex scene in there? What does it say about our culture? They don’t see it as objectifying or degrading, but it really is.

I’m not lesbian,  but I understand this kind of eye-rolling moment of men thinking that just because they see two women going at it,  that they’re somehow invited.  That they can barge in. I’m quite sure they learned that from porn. Just like I’m quite sure this “push” for females to experiment for the purpose of male attention is a modern “invention.” I don’t see the inverse happening, but then again, I don’t really see women all that psyched about men going at it. 

But anyways, that wasn’t the purpose of my writing today. A character who I used to absolutely love and adore is now someone I absolutely hate and I would love nothing more than for her to get killed off or something.

As a writer, I really enjoy watching people portray writers. Just like I Love movies based/set in New York. I like to see what they get right and what they get wrong (and sometimes, the wrong stuff is completely beyond their control.) Before I knew that Jenny was a writer, I felt like I could “relate” to her. She seemed innocent, naïve, pure. Yeah, she cheated on her boyfriend/fiancé /husband with a woman, but she seemed completely ashamed about it.

And then, ever since she decided that she was a lesbian, she just became this pretentious, highfalutin bitch. Every episode I just want to rip my hair out. And when she wrote her “novella” and was called out on how it wasn’t really fiction, but real life, she went on and on about how she draws from her real life experiences and creates stories. There’s such a thin line between reality and fiction. But changing names slightly and giving them slightly different occupations doesn’t absolve you from it being real life. And I know it’s a show, but if anyone were smart enough, they could totally sue for something. I would know ; I took a media law class!

Rant over.

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