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8th Feb '16 1:32:51 AM Pichu-kun
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* Despite the concept that ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' comes from an island with more than a few lesbians being a popular one, in canon very few Amazons show anything besides LesYay.

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8th Feb '16 1:21:55 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' excels at setting up [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship beautiful, romantic relationships]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians between female characters]] that [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians never quite]] [[RelationshipReveal make the leap into text]].
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* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' excels at setting up [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship beautiful, romantic relationships]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians between female characters]] that [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians never quite]] [[RelationshipReveal make the leap into text]]. The original light novels is heavier on the implications but even then no confirmations of crushes are given, besides Sei being openly gay.

* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' introduces ''so'' much sensual tension between the two main characters that it led many viewers to believe that Creator/StudioGhibli had finally dared to tackle a story about [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship the romantic attraction between two girls]]--fueled also by [[NeverTrustATrailer the overtly romantic imagery in the promotional material for the movie]]. Alas, any hope for a romantic resolution gets shattered when it is revealed that [[spoiler:Marnie is actually Anna's ''grandmother'']].

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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Film - Animation]] * One of the superhero bios in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' mentions a male superhero living together and raising kids together with his roommate. They're never explicitly referred to as a couple. * ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' introduces ''so'' much sensual tension between the two main characters that it led many viewers to believe that Creator/StudioGhibli had finally dared to tackle a story about [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship the romantic attraction]] [[PuppyLove between two girls]]--fueled also by [[NeverTrustATrailer the overtly romantic imagery in the promotional material for the movie]]. Alas, any hope for a romantic resolution gets shattered when it is revealed that [[spoiler:Marnie is actually Anna's ''grandmother'']]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Film - Live Action]]

* The original movie adaptation of ''Threatre/TheChildrensHour'' wrote out the lesbian plot and replaced it with a heterosexual one.
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* The original movie adaptation of ''Threatre/TheChildrensHour'' wrote out the lesbian plot and replaced it with a heterosexual one. It changed the concept that Karen and Martha are having an affair to the notion that Martha is cheating with Karen's fiance. A large amount of dialogue was [[AdaptationContextChange swapped around]] due to the change. The second adaptation keeps the original plot intact but no one ever actually says any lgbt related terms.

* Elphaba and Glinda in TheMusical version of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. The [[Literature/{{Wicked}} original book by Maguire]] shows the two of them sharing a [[LastKiss bittersweet goodbye kiss]] and oodles of sexual tension. The musical has... a hug, though some of the actresses have improvised and added a kiss. WordOfGay in both the musical and book continuities though.
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* Elphaba and Glinda in TheMusical version of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. The [[Literature/{{Wicked}} original book by Maguire]] shows the two of them sharing a [[LastKiss bittersweet goodbye kiss]] and oodles of sexual tension. The musical has... a hug, though some of the actresses have improvised and added a kiss. There is WordOfGay in both the musical and book continuities though.however it's hidden under thick subtext.

* Elphaba Mia from ''VideoGame/HighSchoolStory'' is canonically not straight, but it's easy for an unattentive player to not notice this. She mentions her ex twice, but only uses the pronoun she ''once''. She also has quite a close relationship with Katherine (whom pixelberry introuces as Mia's [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre ''very special friend'']]) and Glinda in TheMusical version of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. The [[Literature/{{Wicked}} original book by Maguire]] shows the two of [[spoiler: if a player put them sharing together as a [[LastKiss bittersweet goodbye kiss]] and oodles of sexual tension. The musical has... couple, they're acknowledged as such in the main story quest]], but their relationship ''could'' be seen as just a hug, [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship very close friendship]]. And even though some of the actresses there are several strong hints and [[DoubleEntendre double entendres]] about Mia not being very interested in boys, it's always done very subtle, and never mentioned outright. This is most likely done so that players who have improvised Mia paired with a boy won't feel bad, but they could've easily been clearer about her not being straight and added a kiss. WordOfGay in both the musical and book continuities though.just avoided mentioning what exactly her sexuality is.

* There is a retroactive hiding to be found in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Officer (later Detective) Renee Montoya was a character created for the show [[CanonImmigrant and then added to the comic continuity]]; since her role in the series was a police officer who occasionally assists the Bat-characters in their crime-fighting, without delving into her history or personal life, there was nothing that dealt with her sexuality in any way. However, after ''B:TAS'' had ended she became a starring character in ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'', with a story-arc involving her being outed to her friends, family and coworkers, and the revelation that she had been in the closet since she was fifteen; [[WordOfGod according to the writers]] this was not a {{Retcon}}, they were not "making her gay," but rather she had been gay the entire time and was just only now revealing it to the other characters (and the readers). ** Harley and Ivy, as stated above, though they put it in [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar as much as they could]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': ** There is a retroactive hiding to be found in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Officer (later Detective) Renee Montoya was a character created for the show [[CanonImmigrant and then added to the comic continuity]]; since her role in the series was a police officer who occasionally assists the Bat-characters in their crime-fighting, without delving into her history or personal life, there was nothing that dealt with her sexuality in any way. However, after ''B:TAS'' had ended she became a starring character in ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'', with a story-arc involving her being outed to her friends, family and coworkers, and the revelation that she had been in the closet since she was fifteen; [[WordOfGod according to the writers]] this was not a {{Retcon}}, they were not "making her gay," but rather she had been gay the entire time and was just only now revealing it to the other characters (and the readers). ** Harley and Ivy, as stated above, though they are all but stated to be romantically involved. They put it in [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar as much as they could]].could]] and the spinoff ''Harley & Ivy'' comics are much more blatant about it but in the cartoon they're not half as affectionate as Harley and the Joker.

* In the original version of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[DiscountLesbians Ruby and Sapphire]] are explicitly in a romantic relationship. This didn't carry over to the French dub, however. The song "Stronger Than You", which originally was about ThePowerOfLove, was translated to instead be about ThePowerOfFriendship, to many a fan's anger and frustration.
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* 'WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': ** In the original version of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[DiscountLesbians Ruby and Sapphire]] are explicitly in a romantic relationship. This didn't carry over to the French dub, however. The song "Stronger Than You", which originally was about ThePowerOfLove, was translated to instead be about ThePowerOfFriendship, to many a fan's anger and frustration. They redubbed the song later with the romance intact.
31st Jan '16 11:55:00 AM Gamermaster
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** By ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' this has gotten strange. Yuuno is no longer in the picture, and, for the last 4 years, Vivio has considered Fate as her other mother. Nanoha and Fate still live with each other when Fate isn't on a mission that takes her to other worlds; they still refer to each other as "best friends", but are referred to collectively as "The Takamachi Family." (They own a minivan.) The writers are taking it to the molecule-length of the line. '''Before''' ''[=ViVid=]'', Yuuno was explicitly mentioned as an important part of said Takamachi Family (on an official LoveChart no less).
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** By ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' this has gotten strange. Yuuno is no longer in the picture, and, for the last 4 years, Vivio has considered Fate as her other mother. Nanoha and Fate still live with each other when Fate isn't on a mission that takes her to other worlds; they still refer to each other as "best friends", but are referred to collectively as "The Takamachi Family." (They own a minivan.) The writers are taking it to the molecule-length of the line. '''Before''' ''[=ViVid=]'', Yuuno was explicitly mentioned as an important part of said Takamachi Family (on an official LoveChart no less).
13th Jan '16 11:34:17 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', within minutes of Karolina Dean being confirmed as a lesbian, she was suddenly given a genderfluid fiancee and PutOnASpaceship to go marry them, and didn't return until almost a year later. Almost nothing was shown of their courtship or their aborted wedding, and when they returned, there were very few displays of affection between them.
12th Jan '16 6:21:06 PM ClockStopping
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bATlESAIQXE The Arabic dub]] went even further, cutting out Sapphire and Ruby's reunion (which came complete with joyful twirling and a cheek kiss) entirely, so that the two instead just run up to each other and then suddenly fuse. Of course, given the typical laws regarding homosexuality in the middle east, you couldn't expect much more. ** The UK broadcast kept the above, but it did [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm2403n3R7Q edit out some shots of Pearl and Rose dancing romantically together]] in ''We Need To Talk'', adding in more shots of Greg watching while playing the guitar instead. You might be mistaken for thinking they were taking out any romantically charged content regardless of sexuality, but later in the episode Greg and Rose dance similarly and then kiss and this remained.
31st Dec '15 12:38:03 PM Runesmith
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*** For the sex-genre-savvy, their relationship also seems to have a Dom/sub element. The claim that Jenny has to pose as Vastra's maid in order to live with her is obvious nonsense, since Victorian England was more tolerant than ours of women living as "dear friends."
24th Dec '15 3:30:06 PM Gamermaster
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17th Dec '15 6:39:36 PM gleekandiknowit
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** Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint went through various stages of this. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011gpsb/profiles/jenny-flint The BBC's official profile of Jenny]] says she and Vasta are "good friends" and "A Good Man Goes To War" relegated their relationship to subtext. [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]] has Vastra state that they're married but they rarely showed any affection, never mentioned their relationship afterwards, and while ''the Doctor'' kissed (read: sexually assaulted) Jenny, Vastra certainly didn't. Their interactions in "The Name Of The Doctor" are somewhat romantic, but they still come off like a case of ButNotTooGay. "Deep Breath" averted this almost entirely, with them repeatedly mentioning that they're married, openly flirting with each other (and Jenny admonishing Vastra for flirting with Clara), and Jenny outright stating she loves Vastra. They still haven't gotten that kiss though (the one in the episode was an [[KissOfLife "oxygen transfer,"]] though it was still filmed much like a regular kiss).
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** Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint went through various stages of this. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011gpsb/profiles/jenny-flint The BBC's official profile of Jenny]] says she and Vasta are "good friends" and "A Good Man Goes To War" relegated their relationship to subtext. [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]] has Vastra state that they're married but they rarely showed any affection, never mentioned their relationship afterwards, and while ''the Doctor'' kissed (read: sexually assaulted) Jenny, Vastra certainly didn't. Their interactions in "The Name Of The Doctor" are somewhat romantic, but they still come off like a case of ButNotTooGay. "Deep Breath" averted this almost entirely, with them repeatedly mentioning that they're married, openly flirting with each other (and Jenny admonishing Vastra for flirting with Clara), and Jenny outright stating she loves Vastra. They still haven't gotten that kiss though (the one in the episode was an [[KissOfLife "oxygen transfer,"]] though it was still filmed much like a regular kiss).
10th Dec '15 5:44:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Cute'' instead of marrying a male character you can do the dating events with the Special Girls to increase your "best friend meter" with them. When it gets high enough the proposal item becomes available, at which point you can have a "best friend ceremony" with them. After this it's no longer possible to have a relationship or marry a male character, and you can even adopt a child together, but you are still only "best friends". The American version has the Blue Feather event disabled, so you can do everything ''up to'' the ceremony. The bachelorettes decline your proposal.
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* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Cute'' Cute'' instead of marrying a male character you can do the dating events with the Special Girls to increase your "best friend meter" with them. When it gets high enough the proposal item becomes available, at which point you can have a "best friend ceremony" with them. After this it's no longer possible to have a relationship or marry a male character, and you can even adopt a child together, but you are still only "best friends". The American version has the Blue Feather event disabled, so you can do everything ''up to'' the ceremony. The bachelorettes decline your proposal.

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has the infamous episode "The Bands Break Up". In it Kimber and Stormer leave their bands and [[DuetBonding by circumstances]] end up becoming a duo, despite normally being enemies. The episode is brimming with LesYay however this being an American cartoon from the 80s nothing ever comes of it. The two women still insist they're only friends when [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys their relationship plays up a certain cliche]], their bandmates act more like they disapprove of them being romantic than them being friends (one of the songs even has the lyrics "She'll break your heart in two"), and the intimacy of their relationship. There are implications of them living together, Stormer stares at a picture of them together that ''she has by her bed'', and they walk on the beach holding hands together in one of the other songs. Kimber and Stormer's "friendship" is considerably stronger and more grounded than even Kimber's canon love interests. The 2015 [=IDW=] comic reboot just ignored this trope and made them an OfficialCouple from issue 2 onwards.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has the infamous episode "The Bands Break Up". In it Kimber and Stormer leave their bands and [[DuetBonding by circumstances]] end up becoming a duo, despite normally being enemies. The episode is brimming with LesYay however this being an American cartoon from the 80s nothing ever comes of it. The two women still insist they're only friends when [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys their relationship plays up a certain cliche]], their bandmates act more like they disapprove of them being romantic than them being friends (one of the songs even has the lyrics "She'll break your heart in two"), and the intimacy of their relationship.friendship is quite intimate. There are implications of them living together, Stormer stares at a picture of them together that ''she has by her bed'', and they walk on the beach holding hands together in one of the other songs. Kimber and Stormer's "friendship" is considerably stronger and more grounded than even Kimber's canon love interests. The 2015 [=IDW=] comic reboot just ignored this trope and made them an OfficialCouple from issue 2 onwards.
10th Dec '15 5:41:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* The original movie adaptation of ''Film/TheChildrensHour'' wrote out the lesbian plot, and replaced it with a Heterosexual one.
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* The original movie adaptation of ''Film/TheChildrensHour'' ''Threatre/TheChildrensHour'' wrote out the lesbian plot, plot and replaced it with a Heterosexual heterosexual one.

* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'' (girl version), instead of marrying a male character you can do the dating events with the girls to increase your "best friend meter" with them. When it gets high enough the proposal item becomes available, at which point you can have a "best friend ceremony" with them. After this it's no longer possible to have a relationship or marry a male character, and you can even adopt a child together, but you are still only "best friends". The American version seems to have the Blue Feather event disabled, so you can do everything ''up to'' the ceremony.
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* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'' (girl version), ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Cute'' instead of marrying a male character you can do the dating events with the girls Special Girls to increase your "best friend meter" with them. When it gets high enough the proposal item becomes available, at which point you can have a "best friend ceremony" with them. After this it's no longer possible to have a relationship or marry a male character, and you can even adopt a child together, but you are still only "best friends". The American version seems to have has the Blue Feather event disabled, so you can do everything ''up to'' the ceremony.ceremony. The bachelorettes decline your proposal.
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