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For Readers: Lesbian Movie Cliches and Why They Hurt Fiction

Film Tropes

Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Angel Martinez:

You know the ones. The Self-sabotaging protagonist. The angry, humorless lesbian. The butch badass. The omg a lesbian relationship is so scandalous movies. The man who comes along and magically breaks up an established lesbian couple.

What are the lesbian film tropes, and what would you like to see replace them?

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