Everyone Loves Hillary Now. Lesbians Say “Duh.”

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Everyone Loves Hillary Now. Lesbians Say “Duh.”

The world has finally realized what lesbians have known all along: Hillary Clinton is a ROCKSTAR. Sure, we’ve been demure about our trendsetting abilities—need I mention the recent trends of the "Beiber" (aka lesbian) haircut or the "hipster/Olson-twin" (aka lesbian) plaid-shirt craze, both of which have been documented as originating in lesbian subculture? Or what about the fact that everyone’s like “OMG, Carrie Brownstein! Portlandia is so rad!” and we lesbians are like “Duh, we’ve been bffs since 1994.”

Or, if you need another example, or two, what about the fact that both Katy Perry’s and Lady Gaga’s careers took off after they performed at the Dinah?

Ellen was our favorite lesbian before she became the “People’s Choice.” And we (at Vp especially) were so on the Rachel Maddow train before it pulled into Heteroville Station.

But, I’m not letting this one go. No, I’m not. Because the world needs to realize that, even though we may not have fiscal capital (ie, the purchasing power of the “gay dollar” is in the hands of gay men, for obvious reasons that women don’t get paid as much as men, etc etc), we do possess a sizeable amount of cultural capital.

Why?

Because lesbians are trendsetters—not just for the queer world but for the straight world, too.

And the trend I want to discuss is loving Hillary, because lesbians have adored and admired her fierce, independent lifestyle the day she entered into the national spotlight during her husband’s first presidential campaign, scrunchie and all (...ok, maybe not the scrunchie). 

And now the world (and by "the world" I mean "America") knows what lesbians (and Europeans) have known for over two decades. And we lesbians are like, “duh." We didn’t need (the now defunct) “Texts From Hillary” tumblr to tell us that.

“Texts From Hillary” seems to have catapulted and cemented Hill’s status as “COOL,” especially after she submitted her own post to the tumblr’s site:

Hillary’s, like, a total hipster now, all down with the interwebs-n-shit.

HilLove seems to be all over the place; this weekend alone, Maureen Dowd gave her props in the New York Times; The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz talked about her hot factor; and Elle Magazine published a stunning multi-page feature on



Comments [8]

Tosha's picture

yes supreme doktor!

THAT's the exact issue.  You can't really parody a parody unless you do it really really well with great exactitude and subtlety.  otherwise you make people want to jump out the window (or just turn you off...which of course is what happened after those 37 minutes).  See?  El doktor explains it all to you again!

Marcie Bianco's picture

Me learn from Pocket Tosha

Me learn from Pocket Tosha long time Smile

Tosha's picture

dr. bianco por favor

i adore Hilary...always have.  but to go a little off central topic here, can you explain why when i finally got around to Portlandia this week i found it tedious, overwrought and trying waaaay to hard?? Such a brilliant idea yet annoyingly done. I know that's blasphemous.  I made it thru 1 1/2 episodes (37 min) and returned to netflix.  Donde esta el doctor?

Tosha's picture

dr. bianco por favor

i adore hilary...always have.  but can you explain why when i finally got around to Portlandia this week i found it tedious, overwrought and trying waaaay to hard. Such a brilliant idea but done in a way that brought a mild headache. I know that's blasphemous.  but i made it thru 1 1/2 episodes (37 min) and sent back to netflix.  Is there a doctor in the house?

Marcie Bianco's picture

There are a few reasons that

There are a few reasons that make the show intolerable but which are the same thematic reasons that are relied upon for the show's satire:

1) 90s culture 

2) holier than thou Portland hipster culture

3) queer p.c. Culture

In themselves, pocket tosha, these things are intolerable; together parasitically trope upon each other with very mixed results!

I respect the show but have to be in a very particular mood to watch it! ...that mood being, "I wonder what Carrie is doing on the show this week?"

Tosha's picture

as usual

el doctor es corecto!  yes, it's all true...I so love the idea of a parady of the parody itself that is alternative culture but this really doesn't work for me. at all.  grating, annoying and badly in need of an editor.  like they would take a great concept and drag it on WAAAY too long, just like I'm doing with the off-topic sidenote.  LOL!  love u

Marcie Bianco's picture

i think it's because this

i think it's because this particular cultural niche...especially the P.C. hipster part, already so terribly oozes irony that any parody is like "WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS LAME! GET A LIFE OR GIMME YOUR TRUSTFUND MONEY TO SPEND. CHRIST!"

LURVS U TOO POCKET TOSHA!

Marcie Bianco's picture

and, if hillary couldn't get

and, if hillary couldn't get ANY COOLER, here she is drinking cerveza and dancing: http://gawker.com/5902184/hillary-clinton-caught-on-camera-drinking-cerveza-doing-the-rumba-in-cartagena