I love this video, but probably not for the same reasons others do. Those reasons are found right in the title: “Grandmas watch Kardashian sex tape.”
Grandmas? Watching a sex tape? How transgressive. Grandmas aren’t supposed to do shit like that! It’s good for a chuckle or two, though.
Why do we assume that older women are asexual? I suppose it’s just an extension of the culturally embedded notion that women generally are only interested in sex as a means of exercising power in a relationship, or to have children. Once you’re past all that reproductive stuff, women lose interest entirely, right?
I guess not. Thanks, Kim Kardashian!
Seriously, I love this video because it’s not as anomalous is it’s supposed to be. I could write paragraph after paragraph about the notion that women are less interested in sex than men, and to the extent that’s true, why it is. (Hint: it mostly has to do with sex as constructed around male pleasure.) But I love this video because, aside from the racial comments that made me wince, it’s an engaging and funny depiction of older women who are unapologetically interested in sexuality. With the exception of their reaction to anal sex (which is hardly universally adored anyway), these women weren’t genuinely horrified; they were cheering the participants on. Hell, they’re like sports commentators. (“What’s taking him so long? He’s so young!” “What is her problem? She’s just laying there!”)
Maybe it’s because at 41, I’m staring down the barrel of the last half of my life, but I appreciate it when women that age get to display their full humanity. Each time, it becomes more acceptable. Maybe by the time I’m their age, we will have stopped viewing women in so limited a way.
Yeah, and I’m Kim Kardashian.