Why do shows have so much gay representation but very little lesbian representation?

Must be male producers all over that can’t get enough off that guy-on-guy action.

For example:

- The Office has plenty of guys that act gay, but all the women act like they are 100% straight. hahahah

- 13 Reasons Why has literally like 7 gay characters, but only 1 lesbian character thus far.
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  • Lesbians are usually presented as either very butch or very sexualised, i think it’s still quite ‘taboo’ for people to be open about lesbians when women have traditionally been seen in straight marriages as homemakers or whatevers. If you want more lesbian representation, watch orange is the new black, the wilds, the half of it, carol etc

Most Helpful Guys

  • Good question! I often why gays are over represented in media period.. Per CDC, gays only constitute 5% of the population, but by watching movies and TV, you would think it’s much greater. In fact, they did a poll and asked people between 18 and 30 what they thought the percentage of the population was gay and they said 40%! A far cry from 5%.

  • Lesbians aren't so profitable media-wise. There were way more gay guys buying Playgirl than lesbians buying Playboy.

    • lol So, they make 7 gay characters? Yea, that must be it...

    • I think so. It's a money thing there. Gay guys are a very profitable demographic: fashion, shopping, guys kissing each other. Lesbians are tougher especially if they aren't so glamorized in a male-oriented way. If they are, probably the guys like it more than the actual lesbians.

    • Well, maybe you’re right. Like 90% of men are gay, so there’s a lot of profit in that. And the producers being gay themselves is just icing on the cake cuz they get to enjoy what they are making.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Because they're targeted at straight girls who like handsome gay men. Same thing happened in Japan and South Korea way more gay couple than lesbian so it is obvious

    • lmao Is that a joke? You’re extremely delusional. Most girls don’t like effeminate men. And most girls like to be liked.

    • In case of office I think people think gay comedy is more funny compared to lesbian one and most people who watch 13 reason why are women.

    • You really need to open your eyes.

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  • Lesbians are boring, gays are easier to joke about, etc.

    Either way, there's usually an unrealistic amount of lgbt representation in modern media.

    • That makes no sense. You aren’t joking about it, u are getting off on it. Don’t lie please.

    • Ah, so you're a troll. Go fuck yourself, retard.

  • Because whenever it happens some worthless fuckwit is going to cry fetishization and at least two people will walk away from it "cancelled."

    You people can't handle it.

  • Who cares?

    • It just makes it obvious how gay men are, that’s all.

    • I mean, gay men are gay obviously

    • Yea, men are very gay.

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  • Because gay men is more selling I suppose, plus there's some kind of brainwashing people to follow the mainstream and become gay, it's really annoying, every Netflix show shows a lot of gay men, why they want us all to become gay?

  • Yeah it’s certainly not equal