“I remember little moments so vividly — like Ashley kissing Spencer on the shoulder while they looked in the refrigerator for something to eat. This is what I wanted. And I wasn’t afraid of wanting it anymore.”
“The L Word” was supposed to be the beginning of a new era of teevee shows about the real true lives of lesbian and bisexual women — and although we never quite got there, here are 15 examples of shows that don’t just have queer characters in them, but are also *about* being queer.
Sometimes, on a rare harvest moon when the mermaids sing and the unicorns take flight, we’re treated to really authentic, layered, swoon-worthy portrayals of bisexual women on our favorite shows.
I like to power up my spirit by swooning at the TV. Maybe you do too?
Here are the queer lady ships that made us/destroyed us; what are yours?
“Degrassi Lesbian Porn!”
“So I started hanging out with Rayanne Graff. Just for fun. Just cause it seemed like if I didn’t, I would die or something. Things were getting to me. Just how people are.”
Does “Save Splashley” mean anything to you? Help turn South of Nowhere into a feature length movie! Plus, Season 3 of Anyone But Me.
“Instead of dealing with it, Santana kind of runs from it. And she’ll be running into the arms of…a dude” plus news about South of Nowhere, Exes & Ohs and Jessie J.
This list of TV’s greatest Television Couples is also totally biased, but it’s biased in your favor, so we think you’ll like it better than the other ones.
Ilene Chaiken is multitasking, debt collectors leave crazy messages, South of Nowhere dude takes back what he said about the gays, lesbian can wear tux for senior picture, and does Kanye put The Lady Gaga tour in jeopardy?
“We’ll comb desperately and hungrily through minutes upon minutes of storylines we don’t care about on shows we’ve never seen before — aliens! middle schoolers! telenovelas! big brother 10! — to reach the two-minute morsel we care about more than we probably should: the holy grail of promised homosexual content.”
In honour of NYC pride, I’m hosting a Homosexy Lesbian Top 20 right here! On Autostraddle! Clearly Autowin is a very intellectual and highly cultivated space for intellectual discussions about Virginia Woolf, The Allegory of the Cave, Boy-briefs vs. thongs and sophisticated feminist theory. Auto-Straddle is where I talk crazy about silly things, like Max Sweeney and my 20 most favorite fictional lesbians from (relatively) mainstream pop culture.