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22 Jun

Three films released in 2015 that centered on lesbian characters — Paul Weitz’s Grandma, Peter Sollett’s Freeheld, and most recently, Todd Haynes’ Carol — all involved intergenerational romantic relationships.”Myles, who recounted the incident during a recent phone call, groans.“You want to put a stake through the guy’s heart.”Myles, 66, has been romantically involved with a number of women a few decades her junior.“I’ve been shocked at the audacity of that,” says M.“I don’t go around asking people about their relationships.

Everybody’s cool with women dating up, so long as the older person they’re dating is a man.

Increased visibility for intergenerational lesbian relationships doesn’t only shed light on the public discomfort they inspire — these depictions also reflect the real-life lesbians who’ve been dating like this since the dawn of always.

Misunderstandings with warped oedipal undertones often plague queer women in intergenerational relationships.

Once, the author and poet Eileen Myles was checking out at a store with a younger woman she was dating at the time, when the cashier asked her, “How are you doing today, Mom?

They joked about their jobs and Dungeons & Dragons.

“I hadn’t had that close a friendship in years, honestly,” Martela adds.

The epigram which opens Grandma, Paul Weitz’s 2015 film about a gay woman in her sixties and her teenage granddaughter, is a quote from Myles: “Time passes.

That’s for sure.” Myles is clearly a model upon which Weitz crafted his titular character, played with some serious panache by Lily Tomlin: She’s a lapsed academic; she’s a poet; and she’s dating a younger woman, played by 40-year-old Judy Greer.