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.
Both stars also directly thanked fans on Twitter today.
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.
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.
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.