Bottoms Up!

Posted: October 2, 2011 in bisexuality
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The Slope is my new favourite programme. Hell, it’s my new favourite thing, ever. I LOVE IT!

This internet-based ‘sitcom’ tells the story of a lesbian couple called Ingrid and Desiree. They describe themselves as ‘superficial homophobic lesbians’ which, quite frankly, are probably the only kind of lesbians I could entertain getting along with.

Based in Brooklyn’s hipster district, Park Slope, Ingrid and Desiree try and negotiate being a couple in way that isn’t too ‘super Gay’ for bi-curious ‘femme’ Desiree, but that is still meaningful for the more ‘dykey’ Ingrid. So far they have dealt with such important issues as Dan Savage’s It Gets Better video campaign, swinging, buying a strap-on harness, and which one of them is prettiest.All episodes are hilarious and I recommend you watch them NOW!

http://theslopeshow.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/episode-4-bottoms-up/

The Slope is fast becoming my Big Dick Mike Show, the lesbian version. It’s brilliant how thanks to the 21st century, changing cultural values, and the internet, people are presenting sexuality as fluid, and as FUNNY. ‘Sexual Identity is a joke’ said Steve Zeeland.

Comments
  1. typhonblue says:

    That is so awesome.

    I think there’s more intersectionality in who’s ‘top’ and who’s ‘bottom’ in a relationship.

    For example, there is traditional dominance, there is submission dominance and there is persistence dominance.

    In traditional dominance it’s the one with the more ‘masculine’ attributes whose dominant. Masculine being having lots of agency versus innate value(looks). Submission dominance is… whoever cares less is dominant. And persistence dominance is whoever can maintain the highest emotional charge for the longest time being dominant.

    The show you linked to is a beautiful display of persistence dominance.

  2. arctic_jay says:

    “And persistence dominance is whoever can maintain the highest emotional charge for the longest time being dominant.”

    This is a great way to explain why wives more often seem dominant in marriages than husbands. Modern marriages require that decisions be made about a ton of things that men don’t give a shit about, but since men find being a doormat humiliating, they put up an initial fight about what kind of stove to buy, but since they can’t maintain a desire to fight about it they give up, and end up looking like they give up a lot.

    • hi arctic jay nice to see you again! I hope you liked the lesbians.

      • tu quoque says:

        I didn’t like this skit, but I really like the one entitled, “Pretty People.” It made me wonder how feminist the creators see themselves, as the character of Desiree is pretty much the MRA stereotype of a modern american woman: passive aggressive, self-centered, sexually selfish, and able to casually accuse a harmless man of rape because he didn’t fancy her.

        • arctic_jay says:

          Oops, replied under the wrong name.

        • Yes that’s a good point. It is quite cutting about women for a film/comedy by women. And by ‘lesbian’ women who do tend to identify as feminist/liberal a lot.

          But then I am a woman from a liberal background and look at me.

          • arctic_jay says:

            I think women who aren’t beholden to an ideological group will be the primary providers of insightful and unflattering portrayals of women.

            Freethinking artists are usually a lot less capable of viewing their own demographic in simplistic one-dimensional terms, positive or negative.

    • typhonblue says:

      Unfortunately arctic_jay, women often also use their greater emotional endurance to make their partners feel like they’re worthless and need to change.

      • arctic_jay says:

        Well, yeah. Those would be the perks, I guess.

        However, if men are able to name and understand the reason why they are dominated in this fashion, they can start to defend themselves against it.

        I’m not exactly sure how one builds emotional endurance, but finding venues where men can freely express themselves is probably a good start. Although, introducing emotional conflict at gradually increasing intensities might also be necessary.

        • it’s funny we are talking about this under a video about lesbians! I guess it shows the patterns go across the board.

        • Jim says:

          Emotional endurance – here’s a personal story. When i was geting divorced I told my my [female] lawyer that the only issue that I would fight over was time with my son – I wanted as close to equal as possible. She asked me if I was aware of how much of a fight that might be and if I was willing. The next time we met she asekd me what the cliomate at home was like. I smiled and said “It’s becoming intolerable and that’s to my advantage, because I’m Irish and I can stand intolerbale conditions for centuries.” She smiled.

          The term “emotional endurnace” is too vague to be uselful here. Really it has to do with who is more invested in palcating the other. it was my emotional endurance that kept me in the marriage and putting with the shit, but then I wanted the marriage to succeed more than my ex-wife did.

  3. The Slope says:

    Hey Quiet Riot – Just wanted to thank you for your posting and for getting a dialogue going. This is exactly what we would hope for. Thanks again and keep watching!

  4. elissa says:

    Loved the skits Slope girls – the facial expressions between you two are priceless. It reminds me a bit of the “Office”….

  5. ‘I think women who aren’t beholden to an ideological group will be the primary providers of insightful and unflattering portrayals of women.

    Freethinking artists are usually a lot less capable of viewing their own demographic in simplistic one-dimensional terms, positive or negative.’

    Good points a-jay

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