Thursday, December 13, 2007

jodie squee

She's out, finally. Of the most transparent closet in recent lesbian history, but still. It is my second favorite coming out story ever. And amen like crazy to this:
Perhaps, though, we should cut Jodie some slack. I don't recall Nicole Kidman, say, having to "announce" her heterosexuality. The fact that the grand gesture of "coming out" is still a big deal just shows that most straight people still assume everybody else is heterosexual. The advantage for Jodie is that she only has to come out once. Non-celebrity lesbians and gay men have to do it every time they meet someone new.

...or you could just pull a Daisy & wait until people ask you point blank and then say that yes, you are unstraight. Granted, this is a priveleged and blase attitude that really only applies to a heteromonogamous but bisexual married mom. So, to recap: Jodie, you rock like Barney Doogie Neil, and vaguely queer mamas with wedding bands = straight privelege + mild guilt.

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