In New York city in the 1990’s everyone was a lesbian.
The 1990’s was the birth of lesbian chic. Even if you weren’t lesbian, it was cool to look like one (bald Sinead O’Connor), dress like one (Darlene from Roseanne creating the “Lesbian Lumberjack Look”) and have ambiguously lesbian “friendships” (the armor-wearing heroine of Xena: Warrior Princess and her “sidekick” Gabrielle).
The early 90s NYC was a powerful time and place to be gay. Lipstick lesbians were emerging as glamorous and sexy; breaking formerly inflexible definitions of lesbian identity.
I don’t know if that’s why I fell in love with Nicolette, my beautiful impossibly bitchy lesbian girlfriend. As I young girl I remember being just a little too excited for Charlie’s Angels on Wednesday nights.
And never really following or caring about the plot.
While besotted with Nicolette I became a frequent patron of several lesbian bars in the village…
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