I give to the yet another piece of irrefutable evidence that gay women and their allies, in fact, rule the internet, the results of the latest E! Online 2013 Top TV Couples Poll. From 64 couples and hundreds of thousands of votes, one came out the victor and it was Lost Girl’s Bo and Lauren. One Doccubus to rule them all.
Just as impressive was the fact that the annual E! poll was of all TV couples – straight and gay – and the two finalists were both same-sex female couples. It came down to Lost Girl’s Bo and Lauren and Glee’s Brittany and Santana. Let me repeat, the poll of 64 – mostly straight – couples boiled down to two gay lady couples. Lesbian fandoms, pat yourself on the back today.
Never could we have imagined winning such a great competition! Thanks E! Online and a huge thank you to all the fans that have been voting non-stop. It’s a real testament to the show, to Bo and Lauren, and to how dedicated our fans are. This season is really amazing for Bo and Lauren—there is lots to come as the season progresses and we can’t wait for people to see it. It’s definitely an important time for Doccubus!
Anna and I are thrilled about winning the E! Online TV’s hottest couples competition. A huge thanks to everyone who voted. I want to wish everyone a very happy Valentine’s Day filled with love love love!!!! A big V-day heart to the best fans TV has ever had, Lost Girl Fans!
Both stars also directly thanked fans on Twitter today.
Wow! Thank you SO much to the best fans ever!!! Doccubus ROCKS!! eprotoeu.mtiny.com/article.ftl?id…
— Anna Silk (@Anna_Silk) February 14, 2013
— Zoie palmer (@ZoiePalmer) February 14, 2013
How a Cinderella story Canadian fantasy show about TV’s only bisexual succubus and her human girlfriend toppled the all-singing, all-dancing fandom empire of Brittana has a lot to do with how active and engaged the show’s stars and producers were during the campaign. Silk, Palmer and show runner Emily Andras all interacted with fans throughout the campaign.
When my 65 year-old Mother says she voted for ‘Doccugirls’ all evening and emails me the percentage spread, I know we’ve already won. #Moms
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) February 13, 2013
Both Silk and Palmer have also been great to their AfterEllen.com fans over the years. Silk gave us another exclusive interview this week. And Team Lauren fans get ready, a new Palmer interview should be posted soon too.
And the cheering section for the poll included even Dyson himself, Kris Holden-Ried, rooted for his on-screen competition. The fangirling and fanboying worked itself up high into the TV universe with tweets of support from the official Lost Girl, Showcase and Syfy Twitter feeds.
— Kris Holden-Ried (@KrisHolden_Ried) February 13, 2013
— Craig Engler (@Syfy) February 13, 2013
Doccubus fans detailed their own winning strategy on Tumblr. So, never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the internet.
So congratulations, Team Doccubus. And congratulations Team Brittana. And congratulations gay ladies everywhere. While we might not have as many strong, vibrant, diverse lesbian and bisexual lady couples on TV as we’d like and deserve, those we have we cherish fiercely.