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What Straight People Think Lesbians Look Like (VIDEO)

11/21/2013 02:44 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

It was one of the last days of summer-ish weather, and I, along with my awesome production assistants, decided to haul some equipment up to New York City's High Line to conduct a sort-of sociological experiment, Girl on Girl-style.

Our research question: How would unsuspecting passersby answer the question, "What do you think a lesbian looks like?"

The on-the-spot question: "Can you name three lesbians in the media or popular-culture?"

The game: Armed with a poster full of photos, we gave the following instructions:

  1. "Find the one lesbian in the first group of four photos."

  • "Find the one straight girl in the last two groups of four photos."
  • Could they tell who was who?! Some people's answers may surprise you.

    By the day's end, we were able to create a list of six common stereotypes that 15 straight people imagined lesbians to fit within... and later that night, we played dress-up!

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    Learn more about Girl on Girl: An Original Documentary at the official website and the Indiegogo page.