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March 7, 2012 7:24 AM   Subscribe

Park Slope lesbians Ingrid and Desiree are "homophobic, superficial and ultimately, perfect for one another." In this video series the couple considers whether all lesbians can be classified as tops or bottoms, if transmen are hipper than bisexuals, and if the It Gets Better Project sends the wrong message about how to survive high school as a gay teen.

In an interview with the excellent independent lesbian website Autostraddle (your go-to source for [NSFW] how-to-have-lesbian-sex-for-the-first-time and [SFW] peanut butter eating advice [previously 1 2 3 and more]) the real Ingrid Jungermann and Desiree Akhaven discuss cultivating bitter resentment on set, the gayest thing they've ever done, and their goals as filmmakers.
posted by reren (43 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
I haven't had time to really get into this series but I love autostraddle and I think this is a great post! So thanks!
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:53 AM on March 7, 2012


When I lived in Park Slope, I actually adopted an abandoned husky as happens in episode 1.
posted by Obscure Reference at 7:58 AM on March 7, 2012


parkslopelesbians should probably be its own tag.

(For those of you who don't have the privilege of living in the Capital of Earth, Park Slope is a neighborhood in Brooklyn known as being full of overprotective parents, smug liberals, cutesy boutiqes and casual dining, and money.)
posted by Jon_Evil at 7:59 AM on March 7, 2012 [9 favorites]


Hey! It also has a Super Fund site, dammit!
posted by spicynuts at 8:06 AM on March 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Is it just me or does "Park Slope Lesbians," sound like a sports team?
posted by jonmc at 8:07 AM on March 7, 2012 [13 favorites]


This is funny, and I'm a lesbian. We typically don't have a sense of humour. You can see from my spelling that I'm Canadian, though, and we are genetically gifted with superior senses of humour. So you see, I am a mess of contradictions.

Actually, I'm bisexual. Even less of a sense of humour than lesbians. The Canadian part is true, though.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:08 AM on March 7, 2012 [10 favorites]


I've worked in a lot of restaurants which means I've worked with a lot of lesbians. In my experience they all have great senses of humor. Maybe I just got lucky. I know you're kidding but I wanted to just represent my lesbian peeps.
posted by spicynuts at 8:19 AM on March 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I live there; I thought this was a documentary.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 8:25 AM on March 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


@arcticwoman

being able to laugh at things relies on a position of personal security, which relies on privilege

i dunno
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 8:26 AM on March 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Is it just me or does "Park Slope Lesbians," sound like a sports team?

They'd need a mascot, and after Silence of the Lambs, I think we should be suspicious of anyone interested in wearing a woman suit.
posted by edguardo at 8:26 AM on March 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Is it just me or does "Park Slope Lesbians," sound like a sports team?

To me, it is a Warriors gang.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 8:27 AM on March 7, 2012 [19 favorites]


Is it just me or does "Park Slope Lesbians," sound like a sports team?

To me, it is a Warriors gang.


Why can't it be both? Softball Furies?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:30 AM on March 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


ta;cw (too annoying; couldn't watch)
posted by ottereroticist at 8:32 AM on March 7, 2012


Oh. Oh my.
posted by Theta States at 8:32 AM on March 7, 2012


If you ask me, Park Slope lesbians have gotten out of control lately. I can't even go for a walk these days without getting a couple of them stuck under the wheels of my double stroller.
posted by etc. at 8:38 AM on March 7, 2012 [9 favorites]


To me, it is a Warriors gang.

"Park Slope Lesbiaaaaaans... Clink clink clink Come out to plaaaaaaaayyy."
posted by Sphinx at 8:57 AM on March 7, 2012 [13 favorites]


And I've just reached my limit on Park Slope posts on Metafilter.
posted by sutt at 9:14 AM on March 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


For those of you who don't have the privilege of living in the Capital of Earth

Yeah, one thing that people in the rich white parts of Brooklyn and the formerly black-ish parts of Portland and the more annoying parts of Montreal can't seem to understand is that you don't have to live any of those places to know how disgustingly self-aware they are. They also can't fathom the fact that there are neighbourhoods like that in almost every city.

I love these videos.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:23 AM on March 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


LOLOLOLOL once I woke up one morning in NYC after a night I don't totally remember with Ingrid's number in my pocket. Is there a "what happens after too many $2 drinks at the Cubbyhole" joke in here?
posted by avocet at 9:33 AM on March 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey! It also has a Super Fund site, dammit!

Keep Gowanus out of this. Park Slope ends at 4th ave.
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 9:38 AM on March 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


And I've just reached my limit on Park Slope posts on Metafilter.

YOU'RE JUST MAD JELLY THAT YOU HAVEN'T EATEN YET AT TALDE
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:57 AM on March 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


They also can't fathom the fact that there are neighbourhoods like that in almost every city.
Sadly, we have lost at least 30% of San Francisco to the smug. :looks for an equivalent Bernal Heights web series:
posted by smirkette at 10:10 AM on March 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


Weren't The Lizzies the lesbian gang in The Warriors?
posted by KingEdRa at 10:20 AM on March 7, 2012


I laughed
posted by mumimor at 10:23 AM on March 7, 2012


But let's look at lesbians throughout the ages. Gertrude Stein topped Alice B. Toklas. Ellen tops Portia. Jodie Foster tops her life partner. <\paraphrase>

I don't want to trounce on the already scintillating conversation, but I fear the historical angle is being neglected. Question: What of Virginia and Vita Sackville-West? How would Desiree call it?
posted by reren at 10:33 AM on March 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thankfully, Queens does not have a Park Slope yet. That's ok though cos we've got everything else.
posted by jonmc at 10:40 AM on March 7, 2012


Actually, Alice topped Gertrude, based on conversations overheard (and written down, later published). Keep in mind Alice B. edited almost all of Getrude's work; blue editor's pencil left pocket, to be sure.
i can't vouch for the positions of the other couples you mention.
posted by Dreidl at 10:42 AM on March 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


How a person presents /= what they like in bed.
posted by kamikazegopher at 10:47 AM on March 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


guys (and girls), it's a joke...
posted by mumimor at 10:49 AM on March 7, 2012


Thankfully, Queens does not have a Park Slope yet. That's ok though cos we've got everything else.

Astoria's working on it.
posted by Amanojaku at 10:51 AM on March 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


LIC down by the river actually.
posted by jonmc at 11:03 AM on March 7, 2012


As a former Park Slope dyke, (former applies to Park Slope, not to dyke) I resemble these remarks.
posted by Lieber Frau at 11:42 AM on March 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Are you a real estate agent?

Astoria/LIC has been working on becoming "the next" Williamsburg and/or Ft. Greene/Park Slope for at least the last 8 years or so.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 11:50 AM on March 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Heh, the It Gets Better one is pretty funny. These two have a nice feel of the classic double act.
posted by scrowdid at 12:02 PM on March 7, 2012


Oh hey, we hashed through there.

Explains the looks.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:09 PM on March 7, 2012


YOU'RE JUST MAD JELLY THAT YOU HAVEN'T EATEN YET AT TALDE

Uh... yeah... that's it. Sure!

(Where's that damn eyerolling emoticon?)
posted by sutt at 12:50 PM on March 7, 2012


Insufferable.
posted by ReeMonster at 1:47 PM on March 7, 2012


More like Metafiller.
posted by d1rge at 4:40 PM on March 7, 2012


D: Zeke is Ingrid’s life partner. They’ve been together for twelve years! He has never eaten a kitten, no. But I have. And it was no accident.

I am intrigued. Please continue
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:54 PM on March 7, 2012


Uh... yeah... that's it. Sure!

it was a joke
posted by Sticherbeast at 5:19 PM on March 7, 2012


Oh my God, Desiree! Haven't seen her since we were 18
posted by knoyers at 10:19 PM on March 7, 2012


Uh... yeah... that's it. Sure!

it was a joke

I'm bitter.
posted by sutt at 4:56 AM on March 8, 2012


being able to laugh at things relies on a position of personal security, which relies on privilege

Which is why the inmates of concentration camps had so many Nazi jokes (they actually did). I would say humor is a weapon for oppressed and oppressors alike.
posted by outlandishmarxist at 12:18 PM on March 8, 2012


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