Lesbian psychopaths: are there any other kind?

There is only one kid of lesbian in Hollywood and she’s crazy


When I was in my third year of university, I had a very interesting conversation with my former nanny, a Filipino woman who I will call Elsie. Elsie takes care of my 91-year-old bubie (Jewish grandmother) and when I visit my bubie, I  visit Elsie too.

One day Elsie asked me about an old friend of mine, what she was up to–and whether or not she had a boyfriend. “Actually,” I said, “she’s a lesbian.” Elsie’s face turned red. She was embarrassed. And then afraid.

Elsie told me that Libyans–by which I’m pretty sure she meant lesbians (her accent made it sound a lot like Libyans)–have a way of trapping or manipulating unsuspecting women and making them do things they wouldn’t otherwise do. Dangerous things.

“Beware of libyans,” she said. “They will get you, and they will have you trapped.”

Elsie didn’t know, yet, that I was already trapped (I am a lesbian–or libyan as she likes to say), and I didn’t know what she was talking about. Was being a lesbian like being in a secret society, or maybe a sorority–the lesbian version of The Skulls? Would I have to pay a fine if I left the club and married a man one day?

Probably not.

But I might go insane. That’s probably what Elsie thought, because if your only exposure to gay people is through popular culture, and your only exposure to lesbians is–minus Ellen–from the movies, then why wouldn’t you be afraid of them?

There are no lesbian characters in mainstream cinema. There are only lesbian psychopaths.

Don’t believe me? Let’s review.

This is the trailer for Brian de Palma’s new erotic thriller, Passion, which sounds a lot like Working Girl (girl gets revenge on boss for stealing her idea) only it has some lesbianism in it, which means one or all characters will probably die.

And then there’s these…

Black Swan: the story of a repressed lesbian ballerina who is also a psychopath.

Gia: the story of a drug-addicted lesbian supermodel who is also a psychopath.

Jennifer’s Body the story of a bisexual demon who is also a psychopath.

Mulholland Drive: the story of an unsuccessful lesbian actress who is also a psychopath.

Chloe: the story of a lesbian prostitute who is also a psychopath.

Monster: the story of a serial-killing lesbian prostitute who is, obviously, a psychopath.

Moral of the story: Don’t associate with lesbians. You will either become or be killed by, a psychopath.

There is one exception to this rule.

Lesbians are apparently not psychotic (just mildly annoying) if they are post-menopausal:

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Lesbian psychopaths: are there any other kind?

  1. It’s amazing to me that after thousands of years we still can’t cope with something as routine and basic as human sexuality.

    The Pope even used his Xmas message…..of all things…to warn the very future of humanity was at stake.

    We live on myths and fairy tales….and a woman’s sexuality is frightening enough to be buried in a ton of them.

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    • What an incredible confection of myths.

    • You are clearly insane and probably evil.

      • probably?

    • In response to the lesbian deniers who are being called in here to… deny, I offer as evidence the Eve Ensler travesty, Vagina Monologues. The text is, among other things, a recruitment vehicle for lesbianism.
      In the original version, an older lesbian statutory-rapes a 13-year-old girl — on stage. It’s a positive event for the girl, who has been liquored up; the girl ends up grateful to the lesbian for opening her to new sexual potential. This Ensler sequence clearly advocates lesbian recruitment of girls. It was greeted with enthusiasm by the gender-feminist establishment… although the lesbian leadership groused that “only two lesbian encounters are shown!” Girls on campuses were ordered to go see it. Within a year or two, however, the show was cleaned up to tone down the underage-seduction scene for a more moral audience.
      Now, these links;
      – Lesbian website where the editor breezily goes about stalking a [female] rock star. Although it’s all tongue-in-cheek, the writer admits that “unlike most lesbians I know I have never been stalked, or stalked anyone.” So she goes off to do it, as an enormous joke. Her readers, all lesbians, adore the joke and the idea of stalking a star; there is, I think, only one reader who actually objects to stalking on principle.

      -Question on website from female victim of lesbian stalking.
      Read it here:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111128194048AALMOBP
      Based on the anecdotal evidence I’ve encountered, this post is highly authentic and details classic patterns of lesbian stalking. It does not represent an isolated event.

      These issues are all under-studied by researchers in the psych and sociology world which tiptoes around the ugly side of lesbian behavior. On the question of lesbian addiction to violent porn, the anecdotal evidence is massive but few organized studies exist.

      • ‘Massive anecdotal evidence’ – how were you able to access it?

        • Jan, sweetlett, violent and snuff porn is on the Internet and sold in shops.
          It’s not entirely hidden. I have done research and seen it; my results aren’t published yet.
          Actually, the stuff is horrifying, if you ask me.

          As you probably know, Karla Homolka was an underground heartthrob for lesbians, all the more so when her crimes were revealed. Very titilating indeed. Karla went on to enjoy a lesbian relationship, which had many of her lesbian admirers panting.

          The only thing the lesbian milieu hasn’t shared is who exactly consumes this violent stuff, and how many consumers there are. Far too indelicate a question to ask. But the stores and websites are abundant.

          • Bullshit, dahling.

          • I recognize you, Emile. Your prints are all over the worst of my stuff.

          • LOL jealous ‘fabuloso’….?

          • Tell us how it felt my dear. At least, let’s get some field work done.

          • I shall leave the field work to you, especially the manure pile…it’s your specialty.

          • don’t be an ideologue dear. Get your little hands dirty now and then.

          • Do you have any other interests or is this consuming most of your time?

          • Why, dear, do you have a catalogue of products?

  3. Was Black Swan a negative portrayal? I vehemently disagree that the ballerina was a psychopath. She was mentally ill. Being mentally ill does not make one a psychopath.

    Was the point of Black Swan, that she sacrificed everything for her art, even her sanity? Isn’t that a good thing, as much as a bad thing?

    When James Franco’s characterhacked off part of his arm to save his life in 28 Days (???) to save his own life, that was viewed as heroic, not psychopathic?

    So Natalie Portman’s character hacked off part of herself, her sanity, to achieve great art. Shouldn’t that also be viewed as heroic, instead of psychopathic?

    I think poor Emma missed the entire point of Black Swan.

    P.S. The lesbian subplot of the movie (you know girl-on-girl action with two really hot young women) was to attract teenage males to a movie centred on ballet.

  4. I now know why I don’t subscribe to Macleans… Should read Eric Kaufmann : Shall the religious [and straights I add] inherit the earth?

  5. Gia Carangi wasn’t a psychopath. It’s kinda shocking to me that you would suggest that she was. She became a drug addict, sure, but a PSYCHOPATH?!?!?!

    I’m not sure that a biopic about a real person belongs on a list of movies that supposedly portray lesbians as psychopaths given that the woman portrayed was not a psychopath, nor was she portrayed in the movie as one.

    • Monster was also based on a true story. Unfortunately, the real person it was based on was a serial killer…so she did lack empathy and yes she was a lesbian although she did have sex with men for money. I am not sure how you could be true to the story if you change the facts.

      • Wrong movie, Gia was a super model.

        • Yes, I know that Gia Carangi was a supermodel BUT I am talking about A DIFFERENT movie that Emma mentioned….it is called “Monster” and it is also based on the true story of a woman, Aileen Wuornos, who happened to be gay. She was also a prostitute who was a serial killer. My point is you cannot exactly change the key aspects of the story when it is based on someone’s life.

  6. Homosexuality is a perversity whatever proponents of it could argue to the contrary.

    • Quite normal, and always has been. Keep your religion to yourself.

      • Only a tribadistic old laddie like you would talk like that.

        • And lay off the eggnog

    • I suppose you have a problem with left-handedness as well. Clearly us lefties are the spawn of Satan.

  7. Emma, you must have heard of some popular movies that featured heterosexual female psychopaths. What about “Fatal Attraction”? Or “Kill Bill”? Maybe “Nikita”? I am sure if we looked a little harder we could come up with quite a long list of movies featuring women who feel no empathy and are manipulative and sleep with men. In fact, EVERY James Bond movie has at least one of them in it.

  8. It’s beyond my capacity for restraint to not have fun with the title.
    Angry Jewish Lesbians: Is there any other kind?
    Alack-a-day, the answer is probably no.

    (note the correction I’ve made in the headline:”Is there,” not “are there.” It’s called subject-verb agreement for number. Cliché sloppiness.)

    • Good point on the title. “Kind” is singular.