Posted by Madeline at webproxy05qfe0.sbi.com on January 17, 2001 at 15:44:08:
In Reply to: Re: Chasing Amy ?/Alyssa's virginity posted by FreshOne on January 17, 2001 at 13:26:22:
: I think the reason she was so evasive is two fold. One, she wants to make her point to him that lesbian sex IS sex, and so she focuses on that point. The other reason is that she has unconscious feelings towards Holden even though she probably doesn't want to admit it at this point. So deep down she knows she should tip toe around the point because she does desire a relationship with him, and she doesn't want to say anything to jeopardize that.
I had kicked around various theories about why she would let him keep thinking she was still a virgin and this was one of them. I also wondered if at times she felt a little fragile about her sexuality, as in would she be defined as a lesbian or not, and so she sort of denied her past history in order to better fulfill the expectations of those she told she was a lesbian. From what I've seen they're seems to be a certain disdain, both from people gay and straight, for bi-sexuals. So maybe she was trying to shape people's impression of her so as not to be constantly told, "Oh you're not gay, you're bisexual." (imagine the snotty tone for yourself).
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