May 30, 2010
commented on Burkas and Birkins
As a woman well into her forties who has always been outwardly sexual, has a large sexual appetite, and has never apologized for any of it, I find the comments in defense of the Samantha "character" (I put the word in quotes b/c from the little I've seen of the show she's LESS than a cardboard cutout) more than a little hard to understand. Samantha is abhorrent exactly *because* all she does is holler about fucking, with never a word to say about anything else. All I can figure is that maybe if you're a woman who desires to, but has never been been able to assert yourself sexually, or is somehow uncomfortable publicly dressing/behaving sexy b/c you might be labeled a slut, you look at Samantha with envy as someone who is "liberated"? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with women who prefer to dress and behave sexually conservatively because it is true to their nature. I doubt these women would idolize Samantha, however.
Real women who love sex and aren't ashamed of that fact don't have to go around constantly bleating about the details and bragging about how long/how many/how kinky/how much we love it to prove it. We just are who we are and do what we do. That is not to say we don't dish, it's just not the ONLY thing we ever dish about.
And to youse who say "Lindy you obviously have issues! It's *supposed* to be a fantasy! It's *supposed* to be escapist and fun!" Perhaps. That doesn't mean it doesn't also SUCK DONKEY BALLS. Lindy is merely illuminating that fact. It's her JOB to give an opinion. If reviewers only ever wrote reviews for movies they liked, what would be the damn point?