Everybody is doing it. Mischa Barton. Katy Perry. And now faux-lesbian kissing has made its way onto The Simpsons. Last Sunday, Simpsons matriarch Marge Simpson locked lips with her friend Lindsay Neagle in “How The Test Was Won.”
Ned Flanders will be relieved to know that the kiss never happened and was only a figment of Homer Simpson’s imagination. In 2005, Marge’s sister Patty Bouvier came out of the closet, and in stereotypical form, was about to U-Haul with a professional golfer named Veronica. (Tragically, however, Veronica was revealed to be a man who dressed in drag to get into the LGPA.)
The next lesbian kiss on The Simpsons? I’ll call it for the brainy Lisa Simpson; if not on the show, definitely when she goes to college. Check out this clip from “I’m Spelling As Fast As I Can” from 2003, where the Seven Sisters colleges (as they existed in the 1950s) attempt to convince Lisa Simpson to take a full scholarship to the Seven Sisters college of her choice in exchange for throwing a spelling bee.
There was also the recent Heavenly Creatures-esque episode featuring Emily Blunt. The Simpsons writers are really going in a new Sapphic direction. Is there a lesbian writer on staff?