April 10th, 2009 15:35 EST
Hollywood Ga Ga Over Lesbians
"The fantasy has become a reality. Between ads, movies, music, books and TV shows, society just can`t get enough bisexuality. As witnessed in the famous Madonna-Britney-Christina kiss and MTV star Tila Tequila`s adventures, society is fascinated by those who "bat for both teams."
Bisexual pursuits have become so seemingly commonplace that one would think the world has gone "bi." But the research on bisexual numbers paints a very different picture:
By all indications, true bisexual orientation is rare." Yvonne K. Fulbright/ Fox News "Sexpert"
Fullbright is spot on, one sure-fire way to spice up a show and spike the ratings is to have one of the female leads fall in love with a beautiful woman. We can`t get enough of Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson, and we still don`t get bored when a TV station replays the Madonna/Britney Spears kiss for the millionth time.
But the Fox News Sexpert fail to mention, for politically-correct reasons, that Americans are only fascinated by bisexual women. Ninety nine percent of straight men, and most women are fascinated by lipstick lesbians, but 99.99 of straight men and 99.99 percent of women are repulsed by the onscreen depiction of men making love to men.
Let me make it clear that I am way to the left of Barack Obama, and I have been a supporter of gay rights for decades. I have been writing editorials in favor of same-sex marriage and the right of gays to adopt for more than ten years. There is absolutely nothing wrong with homosexuality, but I don`t enjoy watching depictions of gay love. But like most guys I will even watch a soap opera or a chick flick if the plot involves a lesbian or a bisexual woman.
When Fulbright argues that bisexual orientation is rare, she is half-right. There are very few male switch hitters, however I would say that most women are bisexual or at least bi-curious. I can`t cite any statistics to back up this controversial claim, but my personal experience and observation have me convinced that I`m right.
Hollywood producers realize that Americans are enthralled by lipstick lesbians and bisexual hotties, and that`s why they will remain a mainstay in movies and TV programs hopefully forever.