What Do Straight People Think Lesbians Look Like?

Apparently, they all look the same.

1. A group of filmmakers decided to conduct an experiment on the New York City High Line by asking people, “What do you think a lesbian looks like?”

According to a participant in the video, they were also asked to name common stereotypes of lesbians that exist in pop culture.

2. The responses were all very similar:

Sarah Paulson (actual lesbian)

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Wanda Sykes (actual lesbian)

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Beth Ditto (Actual Lesbian)

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8. The stereotypical responses reveal how silly the actual question it was.

Afterall, what do straight people look like?



9. Watch the full video:

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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