Here is a Femslash Friday poll for you; please tell me what girl-on-girl pairing we have not yet included in this series that you are yearning to see. I do not yet know how to make quizzes in WordPress. Maria has promised she will teach me but I didn’t feel like waiting until I learned how, so you’ll just have to sit still and not complain about it. Just, I guess, tell me in the comments which ones you like the most.
Right out: characters who should by rights be lesbians but have no in-universe potential love interests (Jo in Little Women, Monica in Love & Basketball, Hermione in Harry Potter [THAT’S RIGHT]), literary characters whose canonical relationships have been downgraded to “just good friends” in the movie adaptation (Shug and Celie in The Color Purple, Ruth and Idgie in Fried Green Tomatoes), any character from The L Word. And I won’t do crossovers, no matter how perfect; that’s too confusing. And I don’t want to watch Rizzoli & Isles, so I guess don’t suggest that either. Okay, that’s all the rules I have.
Missy/Torrance, Bring It On
Nancy Drew/George, Nancy Drew
Tank Girl/Jet Girl, Tank Girl
Sheik (Zelda)/Impa, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Juno/Sarah, The Descent
Katniss/Johanna, The Hunger Games
Anyone/Anyone, A League of Their Own
Donna/Jackie, That ’70s Show
Emma/Regina, Once Upon A Time
Calamity Jane/Katie, Calamity Jane
Chloe/Beca, Pitch Perfect
The Bride/O-Ren, Kill Bill
The Bride/Elle, Kill Bill
Kim/Shego, Kim Possible
Thelma/Louise, Thelma & Louise
Meredith/Cristina, Grey’s Anatomy
Jane Eyre/Helen Burns; Lucy Snowe/Ginevra Fanshawe; Agnes Grey/Rosalie Murray, Jane Eyre/Villette/Agnes Grey
Jo/Blair, The Facts of Life
Mary/Rhoda, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Starbuck/Six, Battlestar Galactica
Oh my God, that’s it; that’s all the (putative, fictional) lesbians in the world I can think of. Please don’t add any more in the comments, unless I guess you feel you must.
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.