‘Passion’ and the Return of Female-Rivalry-As-Lesbianism

Memo to Brian De Palma, and folks who want to follow in the footsteps of Darren Aronofsky. Sometimes, when women have competitive or power-imbalanced relationships, we solve them in ways that don’t involve making out with each other in highly aestheticized settings!

There is something really weird about the assumption that women who are rivals work that ish out by hate-banging each other. It’s almost as if men think we don’t have other skills or resources to deploy on each other, or on them.