Yesterday, the Daily Mail
published an article titled 'Argo star Clea DuVall shares
lesbian kisses with female friend during day of passion in the
Firstly, what on earth are "lesbian kisses"? Is there a
different technique? The unnecessary and redundant title sparked
anguish resulting in hundreds of angry comments accusing the Daily
Mail of 'not being able to treat people as people' and promoting
Secondly, why is this needless invasion of privacy still
happening? Why can't a woman kiss her "friend" (although she looks
like more than a friend to me…) in public with out having an
abundance of creepy photos put online? DuVall certainly doesn't
court the press in any way that could be construed as inviting this
kind of treatment and it is sad that in this day and age, a simple
PDA becomes national news content.
Thirdly, why does anyone need to 'make a statement' on their
sexuality? The actress had her first on screen lesbian kiss in But
I'm A Cheerleader (1999) and has also played gay characters in
Carnivale, Ghosts Of Mars, Saving Grace and most recently American
Horror Story: Asylum.
DuVall said herself on the Vulture website last October: "You
look at how many gay characters are on television and in movies and
actors just aren't afraid to do that any more. I think because
there are more of those roles, the fear and the novelty of it have
kind of gone away."
Ironically, the Daily Mail used this quote in their article,
proving that, for them, the novelty is very much still there.