Friends is often held up as an example—how exactly were any of those people able to afford those massive NYC apartments? We have to allow some room for practical considerations; it is, after all much easier on the film crew to have more space to operate in. But we do have to question other implications of affluence, especially when it is constantly associated with people who are actually more likely to be low-income like gay women. Bisexual and lesbian women especially have long been associated with aristocracy, and TV is no exception. This association holds true in contemporary takes on history and high fantasy. On the HBO television series Rome , for instance, a power play results in a lesbian affair between aristocrats.
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Television's Rich Lesbian Problem - AfterEllen
She focused on the beauty of women and proclaimed her love for girls. The terms lesbian, invert and homosexual were interchangeable with sapphist and sapphism around the turn of the 20th century. In the middle of the 19th century, medical writers attempted to establish ways to identify male homosexuality, which was considered a significant social problem in most Western societies. In categorizing behavior that indicated what was referred to as " inversion " by German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld , researchers categorized what was normal sexual behavior for men and women, and therefore to what extent men and women varied from the "perfect male sexual type" and the "perfect female sexual type". In some cases, it was not acknowledged to exist. However, sexologists Richard von Krafft-Ebing from Germany, and Britain's Havelock Ellis wrote some of the earliest and more enduring categorizations of female same-sex attraction , approaching it as a form of insanity Ellis' categorization of "lesbianism" as a medical problem is now discredited. Ellis believed that many women who professed love for other women changed their feelings about such relationships after they had experienced marriage and a "practical life".
Television’s Rich Lesbian Problem