A self-described “heritage lesbian artifact” ponders her attraction to a certain sexy GIF and finds not only titillation, but another commercial product in what she calls the “off-shoot of the ‘non-lesbian’ genre of cultural production,” where non-lesbians play the part in “a visual culture that celebrates lesbianism only insofar as it’s packaged as an isolated sexual act, an unexpected twist to the plot-line.”
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