Oscar Contenders: Psycho Lesbian Drama v. Lesbian Bed Death

By: Editor | November 19, 2010

Early buzz for best actress Oscar nominations are going to Annette Benning in The Kids Are All Right and Natalie Portman in the soon to be released Black Swan.

Early buzz for best actress Oscar nominations are going to Annette Benning in The Kids Are All Right and Natalie Portman in the soon to be released Black Swan. Sorta Madonna/Whore complex but with lezzy sterotype.

Not to bore you with all issues queers had with TKAR when it was first released (we discussed them pretty thoroughly in both Scribie‘s and Patricia‘s blogs,) and in fairness no one has seen BS yet, save for a few Venice Film critics, but suffice to say there is a dark lesbian subplot.

When reporters asked Cholodenko what she thought of the lesbian sex in BS she remarked, “sounds like the kind of subplot that could have not been in the movie.” And in response to questions about her lesbian character straying to be with a man she said, “Sexuality is fluid. Not everyone lives on the lesbian reservation.”