Wishful lesbian thinking: TV and movie daydreams


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

WLT delicious?

Now, I’m not sure if this case of WLT will pan out. My gay Spidey sense

says yes, especially after reading this

plot description

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.

Bionic Woman:

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.

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