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Queer Ladies: Do You Scissor?

Just wondering.

Perhaps you've seen (or heard of) The Handmaiden, a movie about the relationship between a Japanese heiress and her new handmaiden, directed by Park Chan-wook. The film has earned rave reviews — it's beautifully acted and shot.

But that is not why we are here.

We are here to talk about one VERY SPECIFIC part of the film.

The scissoring.

Scissoring in depictions of lesbian sex isn't exactly new, though it's safe to say that The Handmaiden takes it to the next level.

Some queer-identified women who saw the movie weren't thrilled by the sex.

But others were super into it! (Many of them, incidentally, were men.)