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February 2nd, 2008
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Rocky Horror, Then and Now and a Little About Slash and Identity Labeling

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From:alchemia
Date:February 3rd, 2008 07:54 am (UTC)
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I've never seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show!

I don't like the "bi until proven otherwise" any more than I like "hetero until proven otherwise". In both cases, a label in being forced onto a person, when the only one who can define their sexuality or gender identity etc is the individual themself. Also, regardless if you're assuming Bi or hetero, the forces everyone into categories of sexual attraction, ignoring the reality of asexuals.

I also dislike the political reasons assumption. I didn't even know what politics were when I was little kid, yet still had a grasp on my sexuality / gender identity. And today- I just am what I am. If the political atmosphere suddenly changed (or more likely, I moved someplace else), my feelings for bugland aren't going to suddenly change because of it
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From:wneleh
Date:February 3rd, 2008 11:17 am (UTC)
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I've never seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Me neither. I've had opportunities, but whenever life offers a clear choice between 'sleeping when tired' and 'something else,' I go with the sleeping.

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From:mofic
Date:February 3rd, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Bwahaha! Well, you can rent it, although it's not quite the same.
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From:talktooloose
Date:February 4th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
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I own the video and watch it from time to time. I've grown from thinking it was merely an important movie to thinking it's a very good one. The movie and the live experience are very different and both worthwhile.
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From:mofic
Date:February 3rd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
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What does "bugland" mean?

The whole "political" argument mystifies me. There were women who identified as lesbian for political reasons in the 1970s. They called themselves "politicalesbians." But the ones who stayed lesbian had more than politics going for us. And I don't think politics-as-motivation has ever been a factor in men identifying as gay rather than bisexual. IME women who are attracted to men and to women, who make a permanent choice to interact sexually and romantically with other women sometimes identify as lesbian and sometimes as bisexual. But men in similar circumstances upon making that choice overwhelmingly identify as gay.
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From:alchemia
Date:February 3rd, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Oh, sorry, Bugland is the LJ name of my spouse and fic writing partner! :)

I've never heard of "politicalesbians" until now!

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From:mofic
Date:February 4th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
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Bugland is the LJ name of my spouse and fic writing partner! :)


Oh! ::scales fall from eyes::
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