by Geri PG
Even within couples that display the best chemistry, I tend to have my favorites. Here is a list of my favorite couples and my favorite half of them.
Pepa y Sylvia de Los Hombres de Paco
Undoubtedly the hottest lesbian couple as this new year opened, it’s not even two-minutes into the new season and these two are already making funny faces at each other, at Don Lorenzo’s back at that. What makes this couple really click are the intense looks they give one another, gazes that speak of how much they adore the other half. That and “It looks like I’m putting down my gun in surrender but I’m really feinting a la Leonidas, so when her defenses become lax, I want you to pin her arms behind her back while I handcuff them.”
El granador en mi corazon: Pepa Miranda
This one is pretty obvious. I gave it a thought and I realized, if I ever met Silvia in the real world, I never would have made friends with her. The Silvia I know of (last season) is stiff and inflexible. She clings to rules which initially blocked her feelings for Pepa. She also has this sense of professionalism that doesn’t make her Erica Hahn-hot, it just makes me want to avoid her.
Pero, mi Pepa, mi vest wearing, quirky, very gay, jolly, no strings attached, black sheep, rule breaking, six-footer of a woman, that’s more like it. She makes me want to learn como hablar Espanol. Her incredible sense of fashion is distinctly hers (checkered shirt, suspenders and a vest under a leather jacket next episode, how gay can she get?). She’s patient, she seldom gets angry, but when she does, she flares up. She is a gentle woman, she knows how to take care of Silvia. The red head is lucky to finally break that impenetrable resolve of hers and savor that warm, caressing, nothing held back kiss of Pepa.
Willow and Tara: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
They were my favorite couple before PepSi, and though they no longer are, they are still a big part of me. They are sweet, they are groundbreaking, they are the type that can make soda machines fly by linking their hands. Their idea of humor are lesbian breast jokes and insect reflections. They were not the most sexually charged couple, but they were the first to shed their clothes off in a bed scene in primetime TV (beat that, Shonda!). Willow and Tara are not just a couple, they are an institution.
The level five witch: Tara Maclay
Vulnerable and shy, Tara, for me, is the stronger of the two. I should note that both of them would have been my friends if I met them in real life. I guess that my leanings toward Tara stems from my sympathy of her: she came from an abusive family with no apparent friends until college, she’s shy and she stutters, she’s still an outsider no matter how good the Scoobies are towards her, and despite all of that, she managed to sacrifice the best thing that happened to her; Willow, in order to guide her into doing the right thing. After all of that, she died because of a stray bullet through her heart; that’s how fair Buffyverse is.
PS: I only read fanfics of Willow with Tara, but when it comes to Tara, I can manage to read fanfiction of her shipped with other characters. That’s called favoritism.
Sue and Maud: Fingersmith
They are a complicated couple, they fell in lust before they fell in love. If socio-economic status wasn’t enough, they had to double-cross each other for a prize they later realize they don’t even want anyway. Still, they displayed a great chemistry, and in the end, were able to understand and forgive each other. But the most important thing is, they allowed themselves to love the other. And they lived happily ever after! Surprise!
The real “expert”: Maud Lilly-slash-Sucksby-slash-Lilly again if gay marriage was legal those days
This is a tough call, I don’t know which of them do I like more. What I love about Sue is that I can probably depend on her, she being street smart and all. But in the end, I chose Maud, for no other reason that she and I are so alike, it scares me. It’s like I let her into my dirtiest little secrets and she, impressed, decided to be me.
Luce and Rachel, Imagine Me & You
The Underdog: Heck
If I can’t explain a couple, there must be some reason. Though Lena Heady is uber-hot (I prefer to see her in Sarah Connor Chronicles though), I just can’t dig into the relationship. By the end, I ended up feeling sorry for Heck and wanting to marry him instead so I can help him pick up pieces from his broken, good, gentleman’s heart. And I’m a lesbian so that speaks alot!
P.S. By the way, best bi-curious line ever
Heck: Iddy, are you gay?
Iddy: am I gay? I’m ecstatic!
Lucy Diamond vs Amy Bradshaw (DEBS):
Rome vs Juliet (Rome and Juliet):
Anabelle vs Simone (Loving Anabelle):
Paulie vs Tori (Lost and Delirious):
Callie Torres vs Erica Hahn (That-which-must-not-be-named):
Me, for the title of Captain Obvious
How about you, among your favorite couples, who is your better half? Tell me what you think. I’d love to hear them.