Le Sommeil [The Sleepers], which depicts two women entwined in a post-coital embrace, caused a stir when it was first shown in the 1870s. The police were called in, and the painting was not shown again until the 1980s. But its brief showing had an influence on a number of contemporary artists, and helped challenge the taboos associated with lesbian relationships. For modern audiences it’s a good reminder that people in the 19th century were not ignorant of lesbian relationships, as we tend to believe. And it’s pretty damn sexy, don’t you think?
Teen Wolf AU - Arrow: In which Derek is a vigilante roaming the streets of Beacon Hills and fighting evil guys and Stiles is the cute IT guy who talks too much and without whom Derek would get nothing at all done. Also, they love each other (and Derek is stupid and thinks sleeping with other people and not dating Stiles will keep him save, but even the bad guys soon realise that his occasional hook-ups with Erica don’t mean she’s his pressure point)