Suddenly, lesbians are everywhere. While before they used to be strictly limited to afternoon talk shows, now they are over in France winning film prizes, and down in Florida playing high school basketball, and watching porn.
I’ll get to Blue is the Warmest Color, winner of this year’s Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, in a moment. First, let’s consider the criminal case involving high school senior Kaitlyn Hunt who became sexually involved with a
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Kaitlyn Hunt of Indian River County is charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 to 16 years old. If convicted, she would be sentenced from probation to 15 years in prison and registered as a sex offender.
Hunt turned 18 on Aug. 14, 2012. She and a 14-year-old classmate, known as C.S., began dating in November. They first had consensual sex just before Christmas in a bathroom at Sebastian River High School. The relationship continued through February, according to an arrest affidavit.
I absolutely love the headline of that article for its length (someone over at the Miami Herald must be getting paid by the word), and also for its use of three integers (18+15+14=47. That’s got to mean something, right?) but mostly for identifying Kaitlyn as, simply, lesbian. Not “Girl.” Not “High School Student.” Not “Teenager.” Given that she’s 18 now and eligible to vote, they could have identified her as “Voter.” And I think the picture they included in the article is a selfie taken in the driver’s seat of a car, so she probably has her license, and they could have identified her as “Driver.” Instead, they chose “Lesbian” which is fine, and I hope that in the future the Miami Herald identifies all the subjects of their news stories by their sexual orientation, like for this story about a Dad who got to share his interesting parenting methods with local law enforcement, which I think should be retitled Heterosexual Shoves Infant in Freezer to Stop Crying.
I’m not sure how things are going to turn out for Kaitlyn. I’ve long believed that it’s never a good idea for a senior to date a freshman, an opinion I’ve held ever since I was fourteen and dated seventeen year old Danny Okulski, which you can read about in this post, DPchallenge: Starting Over. But I didn’t have sex with Danny in our high school bathroom, like Kaitlyn and her underage girlfriend did. In fact, I didn’t even let him put his tongue in my mouth or touch my boobs, which is probably why he dumped me, now that I think of it.
For a look at young lesbian love where no one winds up being arrested, get a ticket to see Blue is the Warmest Color. I’ll probably drag my husband down to our local art theater to see it when it comes out, as I am a fan of foreign films, but he’ll probably fall asleep during the movie, as he is not. That won’t save him, however, as I intend to bore him further with my own lengthy, detailed and excruciating analysis of the film afterward over a tall Caramel Machiatto.
Speaking of lesbian porn, in addition to the attention the film has received for winning the prestigious award, it’s also getting a lot of buzz for the explicit sex scenes between the two stars, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux.
Perhaps those scenes will hold my husband’s attention.
If you’re interested in venturing into the world of French foreign films, I’ll suggest you check out one of my favorites, Les Diaboliques. No lesbian sex in that one, though it does involve an interesting relationship between two women, and it’s an absolute classic of the thriller/horror genre.
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