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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vive la difference!

Gay women in general must be attracted to the same kind of women that men are -- feminine and beautiful. The proof is that rich and famous gay women always seem to end up with that type of lover.

Ellen Degeneres was able to get (or at least, temporarily convert) Anne Heche. Now Ellen is with Portia de Rossi, who is also feminine and pretty.

Martina Navratilova seems to have been able to get feminine partners, on the whole, even though she usually seems to have rocky partings accompanied by demands for palimony.

Even someone who looks -- and acts -- like Rosie O'Donnell can get a feminine, attractive partner.

(These pairings always makes one think, aha, it's obvious which one is wearing the strap-on.)

But if you're a lesbian and not rich, what do you do? Many lesbians have a certain look -- a boyishly round face with a more aggressive cast to it than most women have, wide hips, and a generally squatty body. (I sometimes wonder if some aren't lesbians by default, i.e., they turned that way because they never attracted men.) And they are easier to spot because they tend to wear no makeup, short hair, and mannish clothes. Are these types attracted to each other, or would they rather be with a more classically pretty woman?

I'm guessing they'd all rather be with the Portia de Rossi-types. Which means that lipstick lesbians must be in great demand.

But I've never quite understood that phenomenon. If you're a feminine woman who likes to be around a domineering presence -- like Rosie O'Donnell or Mike Ditka -- wouldn't you rather be around the real thing? Some of the more feminine lesbians have actually been with male partners all their lives, until they turned to other women.

Hmm. Not much of an advertisement for men.

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