Thursday, December 01, 2005

What is it about women kissing?

Funny conversation in the MMM household tonight after Mrs. MMM watched ER while I, the ER boycotter, listened to iTunes and watched Jennifer Trynin videos.

"I didn't see spoilers for that, but I just knew it was going to happen."


"Abby and Neela hooking up after the wedding."

(Pause ... sudden mental image of Maura Tierney and Parminder Nagra making out) "Um ... Abby and Neela hooked up?"

(Laughs) "Abby and LUKA!"

"Oh. That's very different ... You know, if Abby and NEELA hooked up, I might start watching the show again."

I often make jokes like this, and I hope no one's offended. I actually have no idea WHY I'm supposed to find the sight of two women kissing attractive. Even if they're two women I do, in fact, consider attractive on the own merits.

I've heard the argument that girl-on-girl action works in porn because men get to see women in some form of ecstasy without seeing some dude's presumably substantial appendage in the way. The viewer feels neither inadequate by comparison nor gay by accidental misplaced arousal.

But just kissing? As in the Friends episode in which Joey and Chandler give the good apartment back to Monica and Rachel because they kissed?

Anyone have any ideas?


Neel Mehta said...

First, I understand that there are lingering ER viewers out there who look and hope for an Abby/Neela relationship. Apparently it came about during their shared residency experiences, or maybe their cohabitation. Anyway, these "relationshippers" are much in the Mulder/Scully mold.

Second, kissing is a slippery slope, much like catfighting, as discussed in some Seinfeld episode. The goal is of course girl-girl sexual activity, but to the guy watcher, foreplay of any kind is a definite plus.

Third, all naked guys are ugly. I'm sure there are many women and some men who disagree with me, but they're all wrong. I can accept the idea that men are capable of oozing sex appeal to an extent that many other men are unwilling to acknowledge, but they have to stay clothed in order to do that. Ergo, man-woman porn is a waste of time.

Anonymous said...


"Ya mean, 'Rrreeawrr'?"

"Yes, that's the one."

- Mrs. MMM