Wednesday, March 13, 2002

BAH: Potemra's take from the movie is that it asks a provocative question: "is it OK to act against your sexual impulses?" I disagree that the question is relevant or provocative in the sense that the movie uses the ballyhoo of a heterosexual woman who makes a "major emotional sacrifice" by expressing her love for her female friend sexually. As if the understood premise is that there can be no such thing as a meaningful (dare I say "loving") relationship between people that is devoid of sexual behavior. Note that I didn't say devoid of sexuality. I think "society's" answer to either question (is it OK to act on your sexual impulses/ is it OK to act against your sexual impulses) would be the same, and I think the answer is both unsophisticated and morally defunct.

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