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Where Are All The Butch Lesbians On TV And Film?

With the significant growth of lesbian and bisexual visibility on television within the last 10 years, it’s been interesting to note how writers create and develop queer women characters. Specifically, the bulk of these characters are conventionally pretty, feminine with long hair, soft features and girlfriends who carry a similar aesthetic. There are exceptions, of course, but the reality is that butch women still do not have a place on the small screen.

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