Television and the art of making women important to each other:
- Are you watching a show with two or more female leads with completely different personalities that are equally valid?
- Due to these different personalities, do they discuss their views on politics, society, religion, empowerment and whatnot?
- Is it a rare thing when an episode does NOT have a scene with just them?
- Is their relationship integral to the plot and the character arcs for both women?
- Is at least one of them in a sexual relationship with another woman? (Shut up, Gabrielle and Xena were!)
- Is there a female antagonist for a female protagonist?
If the answer to all of this is yes - congratulations! Chances are you’re watching a Sam Raimi/Robert Tapert tv-production.
Do you ever read a lesbian sex scene and think: ‘Oh hello, here we go!’?
Actually, what happened on Warehouse 13 is I said to one of the writers: ‘Wouldn’t it be better if my character was more interested in Myka?’ and he was like: ‘Oh yeah. I like that.’ Then as the show progressed, the fans really picked up on it, and then I got Spartacus and I was with Lucy Lawless, who was one of the biggest lesbian icons out there. That show was way beyond its time and the first to really go into that territory. I realise that women really like seeing that. Often in drama, women are pitted against each other, so I think they enjoy these relationships, whether they’re sexual or platonic. They like women loving and supporting each other. [X]
I was actually very jealous, because throughout the whole season- actually two seasons, I’ve been asking Lucy to slip me the tongue, whenever we had that Judas kiss. And then I turn around and I see her pashing Ashur?
Viva Bianca, “Wrath of the Gods” commentary, on Lucretia kissing Ashur