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I know this won’t be read since it’s almost a year later, but…
I am also grossed out by the photo shoot and the unjustified situation of Allison and Gillian being only in their lingerie in a Bed Bath & Beyond. If we isolate these two things, and take them out, we have a loving, but frustrated relationship of two women trying to be happy with each other. If we only have the pictures, the lingerie (in the house, too, but ESPECIALLY in the Bed, Bath, and Beyond) makes them look like they’re crazy, nymphomaniacs, or something else happened from before to bring them to that situation, but nothing in the story justifies it. Like that short story by John Updike, where you get to the end, and you’re like “Why were the women in bathing suits in the first place?”
Still, apart from that, the other details of the story make me believe that a relationship between Gillian and Allison is believable and tangible, even if not possible, so kudos to that.