I don’t read current science fiction & fantasy / SFF books, didn’t read much of ’em back in my day either. But I am around some amateur authors inspired by and working in that genre, and sometimes for yuks I watch video essays about stuff I’m not actually interested in. So I found out about these books by Piper CJ pitched with bi representation, that – aside from their other issues – are just utterly failing to make the lady love happen. Those links go to long video essays so skip ’em if you don’t have the time. The point is that very hetero’d-out scenarios get the word count and lady love is some abstract distant thing that is there in theme but almost never on the page.
And with the young authors I know that try to make women-loving-women / WLW content in their own stories, be it bi or les, they often seem reticent or shy or perhaps just asexual about it. That’s valid, but bi women and lesbians should get to have stories where the ladies are allowed to kiss more than once per five hundred pages, if that’s something they’re into.
Most of this music video by Triple Six Mafia is just bros posing in the cloughb, but there are a few bits with ladies touching each other affectionately. Unlike much lesbian porn made for men, they don’t look at the camera in the middle of their scenes, to tell you this is for the benefit of men. They’re just, hey, let’s look at each other with longing, let’s caress, and let’s do this weird drug out of baby bottles. In so doing, this video has more affection between ladies than some entire books sold on the back of that premise.
This got me thinking about the gender-reversed scenario. What if “fujoshis” (weird geek girls horny on the concept of gay dudes) went mainstream and made rap like this. You’d see stocky women in polo shirts and khakis acting tough while gentle-eyed mans get all touchy-feely in slow motion. I wonder if anybody has made that music video yet.
EDIT TO ADD:
Reminder, still doing my fundraiser up through April 21st (stopping early if I reach stretch goal ahead of then). Make at least a three dollar donation and I’ll rhyme a word of your choice in a rap. While I appreciate the contributions of people who have given generously,-I’d like to see more and smaller donations. So far I only have four words to rhyme. If I don’t make the goal, this rap will remain a text poem. If I reach $500 I will record myself rapping. If I reach $600 I will do a short video. Help cover the wages I’ll be losing from this medical situation, thanks! –goal met, fundraiser closed.
Great American Satan says
I wonder if people aren’t commenting on my articles because they’d feel embarrassed for not donating. Hey don’t feel bad, comment away. No presh.