10 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Lesbians

I watched Farewell, My Queen recently, mostly because I thought there'd be lesbian action in it. Spoiler: There's not! Unless you count one fervent forehead touching and a lot of lingering eye contact. But the film did make me realize how little I knew about Marie Antoinette, aside from the myth of the “let them eat cake” business. It didn't take me long to discover the pornographic pamphlets (it was for research!) that mocked Antoinette's extravagant lifestyle and accused her of all kinds of wrongdoings, including lesbianism, pedophilia, and incest.

Fun fact 1: Lesbianism at that time was known as performing the “German vice” and since Antoinette was Austrian (close enough?) this obviously proved she was totes banging chicks! With “royal dildos!” The Germans (unsurprisingly) countered this insult by calling lesbianism the “French vice” because the Pee-Wee Herman comeback never goes out of style, apparently.

Despite having a good decade of rug munchery under my belt, clearly I had a lot to learn about lesbianism, so I did some digging, and here are some gems I found.

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