When a Lesbian Bar Isn't.

Perhaps this is a small quibble. But there's something that rubs the wrong way about about how everyone's talking today about the erotica-themed West Hollywood bar where the Republican National Committee sees fit to spend their money as a "lesbian" establishment.

The club Voyeur, as everything seems to suggest, is a spectacle. It's a zoo where you go to see women get it on. This isn't lesbian in a way that has anything to do with actual meaningful attraction between women. There's something telling about the fact that Monsters and Critics' gallery of regular visitors runs the gamut from Brody Jenner to Mickey Rourke.

--Nancy Scola

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