Friday, September 19, 2008

Lohan & Bi invisibility

Somehow I stumbled across gossip that Lindsay Lohan is bi. When I checked it out on Google, the suggested search terms that came up before I could get "bi" typed out were "Lohan gay." Over six and and a half million pages supposedly match these words. "Lohan bi" on the other hand, return just over one and a half million. The same trend is true with Drew Barrymore, who is well known as a bisexual woman. Barrymore's name and "bi" brings back less than 300,000 returns while her name and "gay" gives almost one and a half million. Yes, bi invisibility does exist, even online.

Fortunately, there are some places online who are paying attention to the bi side of Lohan. Interestingly enough, the best one I've been able to find is an article from Disney owned ABC News, that asks seriously why it's more acceptible for women to be bi in Hollywood than men, and gives a serious answer: women are sexualized much more than men in popular culture.

3 comments:

  1. I didn't know that about barrymore, do you have some documentation of that? Cool blog, I am adding you to my blogroll.

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  2. AfterEllen.com quotes an interview with Drew:

    ...there has been a stampede of well-known women admitting their attraction to women, with only a few actually embracing the word "bisexual" as Drew Barrymore did in her July 2003 interview with New Woman magazine when she said "I have always considered myself bisexual" because "I think a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful."

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  3. And thanks for the add, btw. Love your blog.

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