Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Amina often flirted with Brooks, neither of the men realizing the other was pretending to be a lesbian."

Not a combination of words one would expect to find in a coherent English sentence. It's also not a pitch for an edgy new sit-com coming out on the CBC this fall. But it is quoted within this Steynian gold:
On Sunday, Amina Arraf, the young vivacious Syrian lesbian activist whose inspiring blog "A Gay Girl In Damascus" had captured hearts around the world, was revealed to be, in humdrum reality, one Tom MacMaster, a 40-year-old college student from Georgia. The following day, Paula Brooks, the lesbian activist and founder of the website LezGetReal, was revealed to be one Bill Graber, a 58-year-old construction worker from Ohio. In their capacity as leading lesbians in the Sapphic blogosphere, "Miss Brooks" and "Miss Arraf" were colleagues. "Amina" had posted at LezGetReal before starting "A Gay Girl In Damascus." As one lesbian to another, they got along swimmingly.
The Washington Post reported: "Amina often flirted with Brooks, neither of the men realizing the other was pretending to be a lesbian."

Mrs. P simply can't resist weighing in. If not a CBC sit-com, surely a Hollywood chickflick about two middle aged guys pretending to be pretty young lesbians, carrying on a flirtatious relationship online until it all comes crashing down in ruin and despair. It could be titled  Brokeblog Mountain or You've Got Male.


  1. That OCR Steyn piece is fantastic, BTW. Money quotation:

    "You can learn a lot from the deceptions a society chooses to swallow. "Amina Arraf" was a fiction who fit the liberal worldview. That's because the liberal worldview is a fiction."

    Steyn for President of the World

  2. You've Got Male. Mrs. P, that is pure gold.

  3. Every oncet in a while something pops into my head that truly surprises me. If only I could sell it somehow. But God knows best. He has reasons for not making us rich and famous writters. Due to us living anthor sort of life right now (motherhood).

  4. So, are you working on the screenplay? I'm sure there are grants available for this topic. You go girl. Uh, you are a girl aren't you?

  5. No, Ladymanby, I have not yet started on the screenplay. Yes, I am a girl. I dare not ask what you are, with a handle like that, LOL. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.