With the headlines recently like “Penelope Cruz, sister engage in lesbian lip-lock“, a serious question comes to mind: why is the term ‘lip-lock’ only used for specific people and mostly in lesbian references?
And the recent “Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis lip lock in ballet drama”
For instance, a “lip-lock” search on Google turns up 31,000 pages, but “lesbian lip-lock” turns up 49,000. In that latter search, the most popular lip-locker was Jennifer Aniston, who locked lips with Courtney Cox and Wynona Ryder to the delight of teenage boys the world over.
Also popular were lockerunies by Kate Bosworth and Liv Tyler as well as Carmen Electra and Victoria Silvstedt. Kate Moss popped up too. When you search for “lesbian kiss” an entire new list of celebrities show up, most notably Heather Graham and Sienna Miller.
But is the allure of such poetic alliteration so potent? And why is lip-lock used to describe some girl-girl kissing and not others?
The research for this was grueling and I’ve come to one conclusion—there is no rhyme or reason. Evidently some girls lip-lock and others just kiss.
How about the one between Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried?
If you haven’t caught on to the fact that this post is just a lame excuse to show a bunch of girls kissing, perhaps you can tell me, is the below smooch a kiss or a lip-lock?