Friday, March 18, 2016

what girls is teaching us about our sexual position


There is this profound designer that everyone is perpetually talking about because of his blatant agenda to change the purportedly broken fashion cycle. The brand in question is Vetements. Sounds like some fancy French word, but the translation is clothing. The clothes are products. Which is true. The clothes are kind of ugly. Which is subjective. The clothes are versatile. The women's collection, with its oversized and cumbersome silhouettes, is desired by the opposite sex.

The latest episode of Girls sees a glimpse of Jessa's academic pursuits as she is earnestly involved in her studies, but finds herself in a convoluted predicament with Adam. Bad sex, like Vetements, is subjective. Marnie is being fucking Marnie. Hannah uses the word cunt to address a broken friendship, appropriately in context. Hannah is not championing proper English. The most important scene that has the ability to transgress stereotypes is the sex scene between Elijah and Dill.

What is Girls saying about gays and their versatility?



Elijah has been relatively dormant in character development. He occasionally brings in humour, but I am not buying it like an alleged sale at Nordstrom Rack. He was supposed to provide emotional support to Hannah's gay dad after having unprotected sex, but like most millennials, we just want to have a drink at a bar, tend to our own feelings and be swooned by someone famous who can repair our finances. We are introduced to Dill this season, a handsome man who could make any person's dream to become a philanthropist come true.

Dill has money. Money that can buy you a view of the manhattan skyline. He is assertive. He knows what he wants. He will introduce you to his friends on a first date. Who the fuck does that? And he knows who he wants. This type of disposition would directly lead you to believe that he is a dominant top who will hedonistically fuck Elijah. Elijah is clueless and therefore we'll assume he is a versatile bottom. Okay, power bottom.

The sex scene between Elijah and Dill is shown at the end. To my surprise, Elijah is a dominant top who can take instructions and Dill is an authoritative power bottom. We should have all known this when he penetrated Marnie for 2.5 seconds under the influence of alcohol and Shosh's beautiful karaoke voice.

My question then: does the way we present our public-self truly represent our private-self?

We should be happy that Girls has become a confounded beacon of hope for the gay community by breaking down stereotypes of our sexual positions. The gay community is so cemented on labels and has even affected my thought process in assuming that Dill would be a dominant top.

Who knew a straight show could penetrate gay issues. 

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