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15 Fictional Lesbian Couples That Are Ruining Our Collective Lives
If there’s one thing lesbians love, it’s other lesbians. Hey, we are notorious for jumping into a fandom just because of lesbian subtext – and sometimes that subtext is quite a reach! But 2015 was full of lesbian relationships (both on-screen and implied) just begging to take our attention.
And, of course, the lesbians obliged.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a shipper. I think I always have been, but for a long time it was really hard to see my ‘ships come true. Thankfully, the past few years have been very generous, and my inner matchmaker is giddy.
But what happens when these relationships don’t work out like they’re supposed to? Either the writers break them up, or they kill one off, or – even worse – they publicly announce that those characters are definitely not interested in each other, nor will they ever be.
Our hearts are broken on their behalf – it feels almost like our best friend’s cat died. We just have to learn to move on, and hope that, maybe someday, they’ll end up together after all.
#15. Palex (Paige and Alex, Degrassi)
I was a huge Degrassi nerd as a teenager – I actually kept an active account on their little fan site (I can’t remember the name of it now) and made LiveJournal layouts with my favorite characters. OK, so it didn’t hurt that I happened to be around the same age as these kids, and they were going through things that were actually relevant in my life. When Paige and Alex kissed for the first time, it was one of the catalysts for me coming out. (True story.) The fact that their relationship is still breaking hearts almost ten years later means I’m not alone. (Although I did always want to see Alex get with Darcy!)
#14. Golly (Gail and Holly, Rookie Blue)
While I have yet to watch Rookie Blue myself, I’m inclined to start. This show is your typical cop drama (I can get on board with that) – but there are female kissing scenes in it! I know it’s a bit of a stereotype, but one way to ensure you have lesbians in your audience is to have lesbian characters – and apparently the romance has a solid share of lovers and haters.
#13. Reamy (Reagan and Amy, Faking It)
When I first started hearing about Faking It, I wasn’t really enthused. I sort of picked up that it was some high school girls pretending to be in a relationship with each other for some reason or another. But as time went on, I started seeing more and more members of the fandom popping up on my Tumblr – and I have to say, the pairing of Reagan and Amy is absolutely adorable. There are Reamy fans and there are Karmy fans, though – I wonder which ‘ship I’ll ship!
#12. Karmy (Karma and Amy, Faking It)
This is one of those canon-but-not-really ships we see sometimes. The characters are confused for lesbians, and you want them to really be into each other, but one of them was really just faking it the whole time. (Hence the name of the show!) As someone who has had many straight friends pretend to be my girlfriend, I think I’d sympathize with Amy in this Faking It ‘ship.
#11. Annalise and Eve (How to Get Away with Murder)
I love the idea of lesbian power couples (as I think most of us do), so Annalise and Even on HTGAWM are a match made in shipping heaven. Annalise is a high-profile defense attorney, and Eve is a lawyer who deals with death-row cases. The two are highly successful women with a passionate past – and of course we just know they’re going to get back together.
#10. Rizzles (Rizzoli and Isles, Rizzoli & Isles)
Rizzoli & Isles follows Jane Rizzoli, a police officer, and Dr. Maura Isles, the Chief Medical Examiner. Although officially Rizzles are just best friends and colleagues, their lesbian fan base knows better. We can sense lesbian subtext when we see it, and these two belong together!
#9. Hollstein (Laura and Carmilla, Carmilla)
Carmilla is a web show I haven’t gotten the chance to watch yet, but it seems to fill the need of all those vampire romance lovers out there who are disappointed at the availability of lesbian bloodsuckers. With as many lesbians love vampires, wouldn’t it make sense that there’d be more? Anyway, in true vampire romance fashion, Laura is a young student and Carmilla is a 300+-year-old vampire – naturally! But somehow, despite these significant cultural differences, they manage to find love. Unfortunately, even when you live forever, relationships can still end – but we can hope for a reunion!
#8. Cophine (Cosima and Delphine, Orphan Black)
I can’t remember which KitschMix reader suggested I start watching Orphan Black, but I am so glad that I did – the relationship between Cosima and Delphine is complicated but beautiful (and Tatiana Maslany is gorgeous in every character). My partner has commented that she’s interested in seeing Helena in a lesbian relationship in the future – anyone want to ship it with her?
#7. Bubbline (Bubblegum Princess and Marceline, Adventure Time)
One of my first sleepovers with my current partner involved her introducing me to Adventure Time – and naturally the subtext going on between Bubblegum Princess and Marceline. After a long conversation amongst the fans, in 2014 it was confirmed that BP and Marcy had, in fact, dated – putting all our little lesbian hearts aflutter. Sadly, things obviously didn’t work out between them – but it opens the door for different same-sex pairings in the future!
#6. Brittana (Brittany and Santana, Glee)
Sometimes I feel like I’m the only lesbian ever who didn’t really get into Glee – but I spend enough time on Tumblr to get the gist of this ‘ship. For the five lesbians left who don’t watch the show, either, it details the comings and goings at your typical American high school. Brittany and Santana start off as BFWB’s, leading to them making out on screen and eventually confessing their love for each other. I do like that these girls are both cheerleaders, as opposed to the “traditional” softball or tennis playing lesbians. This relationship has gone back and forth, causing fans to rip their hair out in despair, but thankfully these two worked it out in the end and are apparently still together in the glimpse into 2020!
#5. Korrasami (Korra and Asami, Legends of Korra)
It’s still pretty ground-breaking to show same-sex relationships in animated shows, so the confirmation of a relationship between Korra and Asami a little over a year ago was a pretty big deal to anime-loving shippers. Apparently, everyone should have seen Korrasami coming – but some people still claim it’s a “reach”. Rest assured: The writers confirmed that this ‘ship really did sail.
#4. Vauseman (Alex and Piper, Orange is the New Black)
In my household, OITNB is one of very few shows all three of us watch religiously (me, my partner, and our puppy, of course). Alex and Piper are one of those couples that you don’t know why you want them to work it out, you just do. (I mean, it’s so obvious that they are terrible for each other! Why, why, why!) These two have been breaking hearts since the first season, but what’s eating at my heart is my poor sweet Nicky – please tell me she’s coming back in the next season!
#3. Bechloe (Becca and Chloe, Pitch Perfect)
I honestly never had any intention of liking Pitch Perfect – I’m not a fan of musicals, after all, but I do have a giant crush on Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow, separately – so, of course, when people start speculating about their characters getting together – I am definitely on board. When you find out that the actresses are actually on board with this idea, too – our Fictional Gaydar Senses go insane! Will they or won’t they? No one really knows where the future will take them, but you can always get your fill of their fanfiction in the meantime.
#2. Swan Queen (Regina and Emma, Once Upon a Time)
If you want an example of “when shipping goes wrong”, look no further than the Swan Queen fandom. When Once Upon a Time crew members Et Kitsis and Adam Horowitz each confirmed that Swan Queen will never happen. These two characters are definitely both straight, but they’re not opposed to having gay characters in the future. However, unlike most sunken ‘ships, this one actually outraged fans – enough that some vowed to never watch the show again. Yikes – talk about an overreaction!
#1. Clexa (Clarke and Lexa, The 100)
Clexa is a love story to rival Romeo and Juliet. They once were allies, but when Lexa betrays Clarke, all bets are off. Are they friends? Are they lovers? They’ve kissed, they’ve been through some tough spots, their feelings are still up in the air – but fans of The 100 want to know where this ‘ship is going, and soon!
So, which is it? Swanqueen, Karmy or Rizzles? Which fictional lesbian couple is currently ripping your life apart?
Quiz: Which Fictional Lesbian Couple Is Currently Ripping Your Life Apart?
So, which is it? Swanqueen, Karmy or Rizzles? Which fictional lesbian couple is currently ripping your life apart?
Quiz | Which Dating App Will Help You Get Your Dream Girl?
Compared to a few years ago there are now quite a few apps out there for women seeking women. But which is suited to you?
QUIZ | Can We Guess Which Decade You Came Out In?
Coming out is one of the most powerful tools we have to combat ignorance and prejudice. Things are getting a lot easier in some places, and time has made a big difference. So can we guess which decade you came out in?
Quiz | Which ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Clique Do You Belong In?
The animals, the animals trapped, trapped, trapped till the cage is full
Quiz | Which Super Witty TV Woman Are You?
We all have a sense of humour, but what is your humour type? Are you sarcastic one or super witty type who turn everything into a joke?
Over the years there have been so many women on TV who made us smile.So which super witty TV woman are You? I took the quiz and got Lucille ball. YES! Let us know who you got!
Quiz | Can You Pass The Sociopath Test?
Here’s a fun fact – according to clinical psychologist Dr Martha Stout, 1 in 25 people are sociopaths. Which means there is a possibility that you could be one!
Also read: 15 Signs You’re Dating a Lesbian Sociopath
So would you pass the Sociopath test?
This 15 question quiz is based on a real psychological test that analyses levels of sociopathy and narcissism. Will you pass?
12 Blast From The Past Roles Our Favorite OITNB Cast Members Played
Who did they play before they became the infamous inmates of Litchfield?
Quiz | What Is Your Most Dominant Character Trait?
None of us is any one thing, but we might have some traits that are more dominant than others. Which one of your best personality traits stands out amongst all the others?
Quiz | Which Badass Woman Were You In Your Past Life?
So many determined women have shaken up history and changed the world. Which powerful ceiling breaker were you in a past life?
Quiz | What is The Sexiest Thing About You?
Ever wanted to know just how sexy you are without even trying? Is it your confidence or your intelligence?
As we all know, everybody’s got a sexy side and there are so many different ways to be sexy!
Quiz | How Well Do You Know ‘Orange Is The New Black’
Think you’re a huge fan? Let’s see what you got.
Quiz | What Would Be Your Nickname In Prison?
Going to prison soon? Wondering what it will be like? Or perhaps it’s just time for a new nickname? Well, you’ve come to the right place… let’s find out what your nickname in prison would be?
Quiz | Which Pop Breakup Anthem Are You?
When a relationship is on its last leg and a breakup is inevitable – life gets sh*t.
However, as tough as it is to dump or be dumped, when you find the right soundtrack to your suffering, it can also feel weirdly enjoyable. So we invite you to celebrate the heartbreak; whether angry, homicidal or just a bit sad, by finding your perfect pop breakup anthem.
Quiz | How Unusual Are You?
Are you actually a complete weirdo? Or maybe you’re just a bit eccentric? Or simple bland as paint?
Either way, lets find out how unusual you are…
Quiz | Holy Grail of Questions – Which Disney Princess Are You?
KitschMixers, as queer women you’ve been asked some very important questions in the past – Who’s the “man” in this relationship? How do lesbians have sex? How do you know you’re a lesbian? Do wanna have a threesome? What do you have against dick?
But never have you been asked this the ultimate and holy grail of questions: which Disney Princess are you?
More: Coming Out The Disney Way
Your life will never be the same after this moment. And no, we’re not exaggerating, but yes, you’re welcome.
Quiz | Which OITNB Character Would Make Your Perfect soulmate — er, cellmate?
So, season 3 of Orange Is the New Black premieres June 12 on Netflix – and yes Ruby Rose will be there causing trouble between Alex and Piper, Big Boo is set for more orgasmic storylines, and Black Cindy is set to shine.
However, have you ever wondered which character on the show could have been your soulmate — er, cellmate – in an alternate world?
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Take this quiz and find out – before season 3 premieres June 12 on Netflix.