You know when you’re having
one of those WLT days? No, not a craving for a wombat, lettuce and tomato
sandwich — ’cause, ewww. No, I mean a Wishful Lesbian Thinking day. Well,
I had one of those the other day when I read the plot description for
the new film The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Robin
Wright Penn, Winona Ryder and Julianne Moore have
signed on to star in the new drama which, according to Variety, is about Pippa, “a dutiful wife
whose husband falls for a younger woman, freeing her to explore her
buried sensuality and leading to a very quiet nervous breakdown.”
Robin plays Pippa, Winona plays the younger woman, and Julianne plays
a place Pippa explores her buried sexuality … hopefully. See, ain’t
Now, I’m not sure if this case of WLT will pan out. My gay Spidey sense
says yes, especially after reading this
But even without a payoff, this is the kind of thinking that has launched
a million shippers sites. There are the gold standards (Xena and Gabrielle),
the wishful turned wish fulfilled (Willow and Tara) and the just plain
awesome (Daria and Jane).
So with that, I thought I’d share a few more
of my most recent WLT daydreams, culled from current TV and film.
Duh. The show has been barely watchable without Katee Sackhoff
bringing her cool chemistry to the party. Time out is over: Bring back
Sarah Corvus now.
Bones: Forget Brennan and Booth. How about Temperance
and Angela? All those late nights spent hunched over skeletal remains
can get romantic. Look, I said it was wishful.
Ugly Betty: Wilhelmina and Amanda? That is absolutely
the bitchiest, cattiest, possibly unholiest union I can think of. Simply
Harry Potter: Don’t get me started on the crazy slash
fan fic out there. But from a purely odd-couple contrarian point of view,
don’t you think Bellatrix Lestrange and Sybil Trelawney would make a
fantastic sitcom couple? She is crazy, she is kooky! Tune in to see
how they make it work! It’s also possible I still have some unresolved
WLT issues from Howards End.
So, what are your favorite
WLT moments? Which couples fill your WLT daydreams? And hands off Buffy
and Faith — they’re mine.