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So [livejournal.com profile] lore_85 made a really inspiring list with her favourite lesbian couples, and I just had to make one of my own.

Ellen Morgan, Laurie Manning, Ellen (1994)
One of my very first lesbian couples. Because these things matter. Ellen and Laurie had their ups and down, and the occasional network constraint, but they were warm and solid and real, and I love how they integrated their relationship with Laurie's daughter and Ellen's parents so wonderfully.

Kerry Weaver, Sandy Lopez, ER (1994)
I know I'm in the minority here, but I came into this show at the same time as Sandy, so this is the couple I really felt for. They didn't have a lot of screen time, and I'm not down with outing people, but I did my darndest to love them, and I still do.

Corky, Violet, Bound (1996)
Corky and Violet are jaded and distrusting, but they still take a chance on each other. Up until the end they have no idea if they'll be able to trust the other, but they still do, with a little bit more than dignity and matters of the heart at stake. It's sweet. Also, it's a brilliant movie over-all.

Helena Peabody, Dylan Moreland, The L Word (2004)
I rooted for these two from the beginning, not only because I had crushes on both Rachel Shelley and Alexandra Hedison, but because they had a whole lot of chemistry. Dylan was messed up and Helena was too trusting and they had a bunch of issues, but I refuse to believe they don't make it in the end. Also, *she gave the money back*!

Judy Squires, Frances Turner, Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Such a sweet couple. They have a lot of obstacles to overcome on the way, but they have a solid friendship to build on, and I just adore them together.

Clarissa Vaughan, Sally Lester, The Hours (2002)
Ok, so this one probably is biased because of Meryl Streep and Allison Janney, but OMG I love them so much together. The entire movie is about figuring out when to say stop because you're grasping for the greener grass that will never be green enough, and when you have to break up your current situation because you're miserable even if it will hurt the people around you. And Clarissa chooses Sally in the end, and it's beautiful.

Nikki Beaumont, Nora Delaney, Nikki & Nora (2004)
So they have a lot of things ahead of them, with Nora refusing to come out, and the job, and the families, but I have faith in them, because clearly they love each other very very much, and they're both obstinate enough to push through if they decide it's worth it. And they have really great chemistry, and I love how they balance work and off duty well. Damn network for not picking up this show.

Bette Porter, Tina Kennard, The L Word (2004)
Proving that crushes don't decide OTPs. Because I have a much bigger crush on Marlee Matlin than I do on Laurel Holloman, and yet that scene at the club in season 5 where Bette kisses Tina for the first time since their separation? OMG I squeed and died and went to heaven. Up until that moment I had *no idea* I felt like that about Bette and Tina. It was kinda cool.

Kate Martinelli, Lee Cooper, The Martinelli Books by Laurie R. King
So I think it was supposed to be a movies and TV list, but I had to include Kate and Lee anyway. My favourite books in the whole world, and my second favourite lesbian couple ever. Kate was my first lesbian role model, and their relationship has issues and fights and that almost break-up and a whole lot of love and devotion and reality. I love them so very much.

Xena of Amphipolis, Gabrielle of Potadeia, Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
So they weren't necessarily out on the show, but Lucy has referred to them as married, and regardless of whatever else, they are definitely the most solid partnership on television. They are all about each other, willing to die, kill, and do whatever it takes for each other. I love them. (If there had been a season 7, Xena and Gabrielle totally would have found a way back together.)

It's sad that none of them are on TV now... or is it just that I'm un-hip and not up on the latest couples? (It takes time to fall in love with a couple...)

Stay tuned for Part 2 - Non-Canon OTPs!
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posted by [identity profile] katiepult.livejournal.com at 05:45pm on 24/09/2009
Nice listing :) Glad to see N&N on it!

BTW... Lucy will be on tv VERY soon, on a cable network show called Spartacus. Plus she was one of the cyclons on Battlestar Galactica. Both have been in a couple of movies, but Renee is doing mostely theatre work I believe, while Lucy has been getting tv work.
posted by [identity profile] fallon-ash.livejournal.com at 08:07am on 25/09/2009
Thanks! And of course N&N are on it!

Yeah, I've been reading a little about Spartacus, I'm looking forward to it! I really really tried to get into Battlestar, for Lucy's sake, but I never saw more than a couple of episodes... Renée was done a few short films and some indie stuff as well, I believe, but those are really hard to get hold of.
posted by [identity profile] fyca.livejournal.com at 01:24am on 25/09/2009

posted by [identity profile] fallon-ash.livejournal.com at 08:04am on 25/09/2009
Yeah, I know. They were the last couple to get pushed off the list to get it down to 10. It was painful.
posted by [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/fran___/ at 07:33pm on 26/09/2009
Wow, we really have nothing in common... Well except Xena/Gabrielle
posted by [identity profile] fallon-ash.livejournal.com at 01:26am on 27/09/2009
Heh! :P

Xena/Gabrielle 4eva!!!!
posted by [identity profile] shemp-o2stk.livejournal.com at 10:37pm on 27/09/2009
Xena and Gabby forever :)
posted by [identity profile] fallon-ash.livejournal.com at 10:53pm on 01/10/2009
Yesss!! And ever and ever and ever!!
posted by [identity profile] lore-85.livejournal.com at 06:27pm on 01/10/2009
i really really like your list...

ELLEEEEEEEEEEEEN... i so love her. haven't seen the series in ages. really need to change this...
i do have it on dvd somewhere...

Bound is a great movie... several month ago i went on a market and found the DVD for only a few cents... of course i had to buy it. only had it burned so far

better than chocolate... well i perfer maggie and kim 'cause i sooooooo LOVE Christina Cox...
so YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH for nikki and nora *LOVE*
posted by [identity profile] fallon-ash.livejournal.com at 12:21pm on 05/10/2009

Yeah, Ellen is awesome!! I have the DVDs too, such wonderful comfort watching...

Bound is on my top 10 list of the best movies I've ever seen. It's just so brilliant.

Heh! Yeah, you know that I *LOVE* Christina Cox as well, but when I forced myself to actually look at the couples I'm just honestly not sure I see Maggie and Kim lasting forever. Maybe they will, or maybe they'll break up a year from now from now and remain friends. Frances/Judy however, I can definitely see them forever.
posted by (stranger) at 05:08pm on 03/10/2009
love them,love them together,love their shyness!LOVE Laurel and Jennifer!
Yeah, they're awesome, aren't they! Bette & Tina forever!
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posted by [identity profile] eimileonata.livejournal.com at 07:19pm on 11/02/2012
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posted by (stranger) at 11:13pm on 11/01/2014
You forgpt Emily and naomi from skins :-) they are so cute!
posted by [identity profile] fallon-ash.livejournal.com at 11:19pm on 11/01/2014
Never did watch Skins, sorry. But I've heard good things! ;)


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