The L or lesbians are almost always under-represented in Hollywood, as are the bisexuals. If media represents them, it is usually in a stereotypical way. They get depicted as Femme, usually visually pleasing and with an accelerated sex drive. It is common to see a lesbian attempt a heterosexual relationship. She does this despite not being a bisexual. This depiction portrays the lesbian lifestyle as a flippant choice instead of their true character.
Many people believe Emma Stone, the main character, should have won an Oscar for her role. This did not happen, and it seems that the movie fell by the wayside. This isn’t the case with movies focusing on gay men. “Brokeback Mountain” received the best picture nomination. Lesbians in film have not been acknowledged in the same way. These movies tend to never make it in the limelight.
Netflix and other streaming services have given homosexuals the opportunity to create more accurate material which is still entertaining. Lesbians currently make up the majority of the LGBT representation on these platforms. It is the hope that lesbians will continue to gain popularity in the media while also being portrayed accurately and in more meaningful ways. Girl on girl action is very popular in the adult entertainment industry. However, it’s important that society realizes lesbians are so much more than the typical stereotype.