OK, kids! Clear your desks of everything but a sheet of paper and a pencil: It’s pop quiz Friday! One question — pass or fail — and then you can get back to showing Dorothy Snarker your cocktail or planning a gay marriage rally or doing whatever it is you hooligans get up to on the weekend. Ready?
Question: Which one of these things is not like the other?
(A) Two women kissing.
(B) Two women acting married and in love.
(C) Two women being all coy and flirtatious.
(D) Two women making out.
(E) Some more women kissing.
If you answered (D), you are correct. While the other four photos are obviously sapphic, photo D is not about lesbianism.
You may remember the outrage over Neetu Chandra‘s recent girl-on-girl photoshoot for an Indian men’s magazine. Fed up with speculation about her sexuality, Chandra released a statement this week, saying:
I very much knew what I was doing and never got carried away. But if there is even an iota of doubt in anyone’s mind, let me make it clear once and for all that I am not a lesbo … It’s about two girls getting intimate to arouse male interest. And that doesn’t mean it’s about lesbianism.
Got that, actual lesbos? When you make out with a girl because it’s awesome, that’s lesbianism. When you make out with a girl in front of cameras to arouse a dude, that’s not lesbianism.
Somebody better tell Aubrey O’Day.