Lesbians Always Sleep With Men -- In the Movies Anyway

Lesbians Always Sleep With Men -- In the Movies Anyway

In case you missed my scintillating column this week -- and there's no decent reason why you should have -- let me drag out a part of it that deals with the acclaimed lesbian family dramedy The Kids Are All Right.

I write about "one plot aspect that initially made me queasy in my pants. (Spoiler alert! Do not read the next graph -- though it's all in the trailer anyway.)

"At one point, Julianne Moore's character starts cheating on Annette Bening by engaging in wildly passionate sexual activities with a male person. (Yes, the sperm donor wants to donate again!)

"This seemed improbable since her character had been established as lesbian -- not bi -- and I've never known someone in a same-sex couple to stray for a hot opposite-sex encounter.

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"It really doesn't happen any more often than Mel Gibson buying a share in a kibbutz.

"Was this movieland's way of pandering to the hets by watering down a gay story courtesy of a schizophrenic nutball?

"Well, Moore later explains to Bening that she's still a lesbian and her indiscretions weren't about the sex at all; she just felt neglected and needed to be appreciated.

"I sort of bought the contrivance. Do you?"

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