There’s a lot of voting going on around here these days — and I’m not even talking about the presidential primaries. From the Hot 100to the NewNowNext Awards, to the Best. Lesbian. Vlog. Ever., and the Best Character on TV Tourney that Malinda opened our eyes to, I am spending even more time clicking on random websites than I do watching TV (and that’s more telling about my social life these days than I care to admit.) So, who needs another random and unnecessary list/award/tournament/poll to vote for? Apparently I do.
If you’re like me, the head over to EW.com where they are currently accepting nominations for TV’s Best Chemistry. The relationship between Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan (played by David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, respectively) on Bones seems to be the catalyst for the contest, but I think we can all agree on the fact that some lesbionic relationships are much needed additions to the competition.
Seriously, how awesome would it be if enough of us went over to their site and flooded the comments with Sapphic suggestions? To get you started, here are a few of my picks:
Bette and Tina (The L Word)
I’m sure some of you will cry foul for using TiBette as my L Word couple rather than Alice and Dana, but the heat these two emitted during season 5 cannot go unnoticed. Jennifer Beals and Laurel Holloman continually deliver some of the most believable sex scenes in the whole show. Their chemistry is what brought the show to life in its inaugural season and has played a vital role in the success of the show as a whole. These two are the glue that keeps the show together.
Spencer and Ashley(South of Nowhere)
It takes a special type of relationship to create the kind of mania that South has received, culminating in the recent efforts to Save Spashley from cancellation. The heat between these two young women is not only apparent in scenes like the one we saw in the Season 3 premiere, but pervade throughout their friendship as well. Virtually every queer woman I know can relate to one of characters in one way or the other, largely because of the acting chops of Gabrielle Christian and Mandy Musgrave. God bless them.
Carrie and Samantha (Sex and the City)
There’s no denying the on screen chemistry between all four women in the Sex ensemble, but somehow, the bond between these two always stood out for me. Samantha — the wildest of the bunch — was usually the only one with blind dedication to her friends. Regardless of how self-consumed she was the majority of the time, her protective nature shined through, and I consistently hoping that my friends would react the way she did if ever in a similar situation.
Jack and Karen (Will & Grace)
While this is my only pair including a man, I feel justified in the fact that it is a gay man and an arguably bi-curious woman. Despite the show’s title, the characters portrayed by Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally consistently stole the show. Their oddball interactions and over-the-top personalities provided witty laugh-out-loud moments that I have yet to see on television since. Oh, how I miss those two.
I am sure there are many others you will chastise me for not including. (Off the top of my head, I know I will see several Buffy pairings as well as some cries for Olivia and Alexandra from Law & Order: SVU.)