bisexual chic

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bisexual chic

A term referring to the socal acceptance of openly acknowledged androgyny. Bisexual chic started to come in and out of fashion in the early 20th century, but became more prominent towards the end of the 20th century.
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Since opening, there have been many challenges, one of which was lesbian chic and the numerous Manhattan bars it spawned.
But going back to lesbian chic, a term that, if it were accurate, would surely apply to Field, the fashion superstar jokes, "Any place you can go from [the stereotypical image of] 'lesbian' would be chic, I imagine.
Levy claims that lesbian chic in the media "transforms this insider privilege into public spectacle; it replaces a subjective lesbian reading with an explicit, hetereosexualized inscription of lesbian love" (par.
We need to be lifting this gal up in prayer, her parents too, not to mention the young girls who will buy in to this lesbian chic message.
The film capitalized on the phenomenon of lesbian chic at the time, which saw a spate of lesbian-themed movies released, such as Rose Troche's Go Fish (1994), Maria Maggenti's The Incredibly True Adventures of 2 Girls in Love (1995) and Josiane Balasko's French Twist (1995).
This book is not all woeful testimony, however, but a witty celebration of lesbian chic in an era when the phrase "lipstick lesbians" hadn't been invented.
29) where phantasmagoric visions of castration collide with the titillation of lesbian chic.
To a teen back then, most dykes probably seemed dowdy (it would have been difficult to access the staunch lesbian chic of Romaine Brooks's circle in the pages of glossies), few would have seemed to resonate savvy, chic, intellectual flair, and sexual power: those who did, Susan Sontag and Fran Lebowitz, did so because theirs was a faggot aesthetic - it was faggot savvy, faggot chic, and faggot smarts they purveyed - and not for nothing were their most famous essays, "Notes on Camp" and "Notes on Trick," dedicated, respectively, to Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas.
Lesbian chic, after all, was an invention of the mass media that never quite caught on in the theatre - and only blipped into being for a moment anyway.
1) Think of the Hellfire Club, the anthology Love Cries, the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and its respectability gained by the mythological Pink Dollar, lesbian chic, Kathy Acker publicised as some amorphous Bad Girl not feminist writer, and so on.
Earlier this month, Sophie Dahl appeared in a lesbian chic changing room scene to promote Patrick Cox shoes.
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