In Hollywood, straight women are routinely “turned gay,” no matter how many decades they’ve spent as heterosexuals. In the 2011 movie, “Jeff Who Lives at Home,” a straight mom played by Susan Sarandon, then 65, is flipped by Rae Dawn Chong’s character within a matter of minutes, although having shown no previous sexual interest whatsoever in women. In “Sex and the City,” heterosexual nymphomaniac Samantha Jones abruptly switches to women, and has a steamy affair with luscious Latina Sonia Braga. Is this simply a fantasy of male screenwriters? Certainly straight males in movies are not so easily cajoled into jumping ship.
On the other hand, I do recall that at college parties it took only a few beers for some coeds to begin dancing with each other provocatively and even trade playful kisses. One often heard of casual experimentation with bisexuality being “fashionable” among college women. So, does every straight woman have a gay side waiting to come out?