Top Five Sapphic Series to Watch

with a Cup of Tea and a Biscuit.

1. Xena: Warrior Princess — A Sapphic Classic

(1995–2001)

An ex-warlord finds love and redemption through a farm girl that joins her on her pilgramage through Ancient Greece helping the less fortunate.

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.

2. Dickinson

(2019 — present)

An artistic take on the life of the Late Emily Dickinson and her peotry.

3. Gal Pals

(2017–2020)

A tale of two best friends facing life, love and somewhat loss living in LA.

4. Out with Dad

(2010–2017)

The coming out journey of a lesbian teenager and her single dad.

5. Carmilla

(2014–2016)

University Student Laura Hollis life is shaken up, when she gains a vampire for a roomate.

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