No, not that sort, the regular sort:
The casting of Portman, Moore and Bening, all straight actresses, in the roles of women who are bisexual or lesbian has provoked acrimony in Hollywood\’s gay community. Some argued that only well-known heterosexual stars were happy to take gay parts because they could be confident their career would not suffer. This view was drily echoed by gay British novelist Stella Duffy this weekend. \”It seems it is always fine for straight women to play lesbians – in fact, they quite often get Oscars for it,\” she said.
Sorta: two points though.
The generally accepted proportion of lesbians among the female population is 1-2%. So we would rather expet, in the absence of any confounding factor, 1-2% of actresses to be such. So he relative scarcity isn\’t really all that much of a surprise.
And as to straight women playing lesbians: umm, yes, this really is rather the point. What they\’re being paid for is to pretend to be something they\’re not.
You know, acting?