I knew there were lesbians in the production team of this show at
1. Anne, to God/the skies/the ceiling: “Don’t you do this to me again.”
2. Ann: to Anne who is a million miles away, via the mirror, telepathically: “Don’t leave me.”
3. Anne: to Ann, who is holding her and looking at her with tenderness and reassurance: “Don’t hurt me.”
(This may just be historical accuracy, but that the two protagonists are both called Anne/Ann seems to me a sign of exquisite depth of understanding. Here’s one reason: the patriarchy has codified nomenclature in such a way that this never happens to heterosexual couples. Other reasons to come when democracy is in less acute meltdown and I’m less anxious and despondent about fascism in America #IowaCaucases).
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