Top Five Sapphic Series to Watch
with a Cup of Tea and a Biscuit.
1. Xena: Warrior Princess — A Sapphic Classic
From campy action scenes, to covering deep topics such as morality and redemption, ‘Xena Warrior Princess’ has been famous for pushing the boundries of its time i.e. by being the first sapphic representation that paved the way for other great lesbian couples on screen today.
The labels ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ are not ever stated in the series. But it is evident that Xena and Gabrielle are a couple, due to the mutiple ‘I love you’ exchanges, the fact that they live together, bathe each other, kiss more than once, sleep next to each other, are shown to be openly physically affectionate, raise a child together and even have a ‘Achorsistic’ character explicitly question them about the nature of their relationship.
The Cast and Crew have been very open about their intentions since the show ended.
“Why not hit the nail on the head? Xena and Gabrielle were a same sex couple. They lived together, fought together, and fought for each other” — Steven Sears (Writer)
“We talk about it on set. We’re all aware of how differentsectors of our audience perceive the show. If you’re talking about the lesbian element, we are aware and we’re not afraid of it. This is a love story between two people. What they do in their own time is none of our business.” — Lucy Lawless
Yes, we definitely came out of the closet, in that last episode of the 6th season. But all along we were pushing the envelope as much as possible and we were really dancing between the main text and the subtext, trying to satisfy everybody. It was very clear that we were traveling together and were lovers and friends; the friendship was so deep that it went beyond everything. It was such a universal truth. — Renee O’Connor
“Xena and Gabrielle were a couple…in the end, it was if not explicitly said, it was implicit that…yeah, they totally were.” ~Lucy Lawless (Sirius radio interview 2010)
In 2008, Renee also confirmed the romance, saying in an interview with AfterEllen:
‘It was very clear that we were together. They are so in love with each other, they love each other so dearly; there’s no way you can say that’s not true. Anyone can see that from watching the show.’
Warning: ⚠️ This Series does include alot of racist sterotyping/Cultural Approprication.
(2019 — present)
3. Gal Pals
4. Out with Dad