k-y lesbians

I was dogsitting for my sister and therefore had access to television, and I saw this:

And I would just like to say:


Okay, so it’s two thin white women. So it’s poorly written. (“People always ask us how we’ve stayed together so long…” “KY Intense!” but she just bought it and they’ve never used it, so how is it why they’ve stayed together so long?) So what?? It’s a tv commercial about lesbians improving their sex lives, that treats them like normal people.

From a cynical point of view, it values the buying power of same-sex couples over any moral outrage experienced by people who weren’t customers for KY anyway. And there are lots of ways that I’m interested in problemetizing the entire concept of mainstreaming. But still. They’re just like regular people.

Seriously. We have made progress.

Can I get a slow clap for this one little burst of same-sex couples being presented as ordinary in mainstream media?

5 responses to “k-y lesbians

  1. Happen to nite what channel? I’m assuming not network TV, but I’d love to be wrong about that…

  2. s l o w c l a p p i n g

  3. I guess if it’s a choice between normalcy and crucifixion-burning-lynching-etc., normalcy at least has more political socio-political leverage in the long run. Unless you’re Jesus Christ.

    I’m an active (VERY active) interracialist (OK…fetishist–happy?). I married one of several “girls of my dreams” and we moved to NC (where I grew up) briefly in the late 90′s. I recently read ‘The Help’, and I was absolutely gobsmacked (and ask me how I know that word!) at how much I got away with from 1970 onward. I have an astrological aspect that I recently read is in the birthcharts of people who “get away with stuff”, or “peaceful revolutionaries” as the band Renaissance might call them. And the REAL revolution is when you get away with it.

  4. mulierosity

    So cute!

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