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Lesbian Sex & Sexuality (Documentary TV Mini-Series)

 

Picture: C+†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: C-†††† Episodes: B-

 

 

Can six half hours of a documentary communicate a female sexuality absent of and undefined by men?Katherine Lintonís Lesbian Sex & Sexuality (2006) is an ambitious attempt to do so and even if it does not totally work, it is an alternate history of the culture like one rarely sees.It does touch upon The Civil Rights movement, but is more concerned with various forms of all-female liberation in this way.

 

As a male with no clue about these things and one who obviously will therefore never be a lesbian, it is one of the few exposures to this world outside of though-police lesbianism in XXX and mainstream material I have seen and there are some surprises.The stereotype is that these women want to be men (often with certain erotic toys sited) and that they hate men, who they are angry at.That is not quite the case in either example, though can have validity depending on the individual.

 

One could say the shows overlap somewhat, with some other ideas and concepts that may shock unprepared viewers.The ultimate point is as to whether an all-female space and discourse to this point (erotic, ideological and otherwise) is possible and to some extent, it is yes, but never 100% since some kind of maleness (even if it not defining) sets in somewhere along the line.But these women should have their space and this series successfully shows some of the ways that has worked, while also exposing a few that failed.

 

The letterboxed 1.78 X 1 image has the usual detail and depth limits, along with color issues, but this is a documentary and there is plenty of vintage video and film footage.The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is adequate and varies down to mono from the oldest material, not to mention some echo in newer recordings.The only extras are previews for this and other Here! programs.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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