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9th Jan '17 6:06:34 AM Rognik
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' mostly averted this trope; the lesbian relationship between Ivanova and Talia Winters had no on-screen kiss and was completely understandable based on their characters. After the relationship was revealed, however, Talia was PutOnABus [[spoiler: and later suffered a BusCrash due to disagreements with her real life actress; there's a left over ChekhovsGun saying she will come back]].
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' did a textbook example recently. In what is perhaps a sign that this trope is starting to become [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]], both lesbian and mainstream reviewers responded with a yawn and a "Seriously? In 2009?" Viewers, apparently, weren't impressed, either.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' mostly averted this trope; the lesbian relationship between Ivanova and Talia Winters had no on-screen kiss and was completely understandable based on their characters. After the relationship was revealed, however, Talia was PutOnABus [[spoiler: and later suffered a BusCrash due to disagreements with her real life actress; there's a left over leftover ChekhovsGun saying she will would come back]].
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' did a textbook example recently.example. In what is perhaps a sign that this trope is starting to become [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]], both lesbian and mainstream reviewers responded with a yawn and a "Seriously? In 2009?" Viewers, apparently, weren't impressed, either.



* Beautifully averted by ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', where Willow and Tara's first kiss was neither gratuitous nor shown in the previews. (First on-screen kiss: the characters had been a couple for almost a year at that point.) Not only that but it appeared on a WhamEpisode that was about something extremely, disturbingly different.

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* Beautifully averted by ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', where Willow and Tara's first kiss was neither gratuitous nor shown in the previews. (First on-screen kiss: the characters had been a couple for almost a year at that point.) Not only that but it appeared on a WhamEpisode that was about something extremely, disturbingly different. Nor were either character written off for quite a while afterwards.



** A Sweeps Week Lesbian Hookup (since the characters were never shown to actually kiss, but we do see them both pre- and post-coital) occurred in "I Do" between Santana (an out lesbian) and [[spoiler: Quinn]], now a guest star. Though to be fair to the show, the episode also had Finn and Rachel and Kurt and Blaine, two very popular broken up couples, hook up as well in what was clearly a fan tease, so the show wasn't just using the lesbian hook up for ratings.

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** A Sweeps Week Lesbian Hookup (since the characters were never shown to actually kiss, but we do see them both pre- and post-coital) occurred in "I Do" between Santana (an out lesbian) and [[spoiler: Quinn]], [[spoiler:Quinn]], now a guest star. Though to be fair to the show, the episode also had Finn and Rachel and Kurt and Blaine, two very popular broken up couples, hook up as well in what was clearly a fan tease, so the show wasn't just using the lesbian hook up for ratings.
29th Dec '16 10:51:57 AM nombretomado
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* Spoofed by DavidLetterman on the Late Show.

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* Spoofed by DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman on the Late Show.
10th Nov '16 5:07:43 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/LALaw'': New BiTheWay lawyer C.J. Lamb kissed series regular Abby Perkins in the parking lot in one UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} episode; they rarely referenced it again and C.J.'s actress, Amanda Donohoe, left the cast the next season.

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* ''Series/LALaw'': New BiTheWay lawyer C.J. Lamb kissed series regular Abby Perkins in the parking lot in one UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} episode; they rarely referenced it again and C.J.'s actress, Amanda Donohoe, left both actresses were gone by the cast end of the next following season.
13th Apr '16 7:51:32 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Feb '16 9:56:20 PM SunMushan
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** WinonaRyder showed up as an old friend with a crush on Rachel. Winona kissed Rachel, then promptly disappeared from the series forever, her purpose fulfilled... or perhaps not, since the episode didn't even win its timeslot (wich may be explained that it was because both were really lame kisses).

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** WinonaRyder showed up as an old friend with a crush on Rachel. Winona kissed Rachel, then promptly disappeared from the series forever, her purpose fulfilled... or perhaps not, since the episode didn't even win its timeslot (wich (which may be explained that it was because both were really lame kisses).
16th Feb '16 11:42:22 AM erforce
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Often classified as {{fanservice}}, this is mostly just a RatingsStunt, calculated to get more viewers while creating a manageable amount of blowback from the MoralGuardians, who, while generally disapproving of lesbianism, have a sufficient DoubleStandard concerning depictions of male and female homosexuality that they generally save their outrage for, you know, ''serious'' dangers to society, like ''{{Dogma}}'' or ''BrokebackMountain''...

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Often classified as {{fanservice}}, this is mostly just a RatingsStunt, calculated to get more viewers while creating a manageable amount of blowback from the MoralGuardians, who, while generally disapproving of lesbianism, have a sufficient DoubleStandard concerning depictions of male and female homosexuality that they generally save their outrage for, you know, ''serious'' dangers to society, like ''{{Dogma}}'' ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' or ''BrokebackMountain''...
''Film/BrokebackMountain''...
15th Feb '16 8:47:29 PM Adept
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* Spoofed in the ''Series/GrossePointe'' episode "Passion Fish," where SarahMichelleGellar only wants to do one to snag an Emmy nomination but gets MistakenForGay for wanting to do it in the wake of kissing Selma Blair in ''CruelIntentions''.

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* Spoofed in the ''Series/GrossePointe'' episode "Passion Fish," where SarahMichelleGellar Creator/SarahMichelleGellar only wants to do one to snag an Emmy nomination but gets MistakenForGay for wanting to do it in the wake of kissing Selma Blair in ''CruelIntentions''.
''Film/CruelIntentions''.
29th Jan '16 5:42:08 PM GrammarNavi
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Well, it must be {{Sweeps}}.

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Well, it must be {{Sweeps}}.
UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}}.



* ''Series/LALaw'': New BiTheWay lawyer C.J. Lamb kissed series regular Abby Perkins in the parking lot in one {{Sweeps}} episode; they rarely referenced it again and C.J.'s actress, Amanda Donohoe, left the cast the next season.

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* ''Series/LALaw'': New BiTheWay lawyer C.J. Lamb kissed series regular Abby Perkins in the parking lot in one {{Sweeps}} UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} episode; they rarely referenced it again and C.J.'s actress, Amanda Donohoe, left the cast the next season.



** Curiously, it had its "lesbian" kiss a couple weeks ''before'' {{Sweeps}} when a female villain with a GreenRocks-powered kiss that causes face-melting hallucinations needs to do something about a witness (Lana, of course). She, ahem, uses her power on Lana, an act that seems to disgust both of them. One could speculate that the reason this episode didn't make it to {{Sweeps}} was that it simply wasn't very good FanService.

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** Curiously, it had its "lesbian" kiss a couple weeks ''before'' {{Sweeps}} UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} when a female villain with a GreenRocks-powered kiss that causes face-melting hallucinations needs to do something about a witness (Lana, of course). She, ahem, uses her power on Lana, an act that seems to disgust both of them. One could speculate that the reason this episode didn't make it to {{Sweeps}} UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} was that it simply wasn't very good FanService.
11th Sep '15 12:04:36 PM BlackJAC
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Jadzia Dax, who is a host-symbiote character, kissed and got romantically involved with another woman of her species in one episode. Though the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe has implied acceptance to gay people, the relationship was inappropriate because their relationship was based on a relationship had by a previous (male) Dax host with the other woman, [[{{Anvilicious}} which is disallowed]]. The other woman was never seen again. Notably, that episode at least tried to tackle a social issue - they did it again in the seventh season and it was gratuitous even in context, purely there to show the MirrorUniverse is DarkerAndEdgier.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Jadzia Dax, who is a host-symbiote character, kissed and got romantically involved with another woman of her species in one episode. Though the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe has implied acceptance to gay people, the relationship was inappropriate because their relationship was based on a relationship had by a previous (male) Dax host with the other woman, [[{{Anvilicious}} which is disallowed]].disallowed regardless of the gender combination of the participants]]. The other woman was never seen again. Notably, that episode at least tried to tackle a social issue - they did it again in the seventh season and it was gratuitous even in context, purely there to show the MirrorUniverse is DarkerAndEdgier.




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* Spoofed in the ''Series/GrossePointe'' episode "Passion Fish," where SarahMichelleGellar only wants to do one to snag an Emmy nomination but gets MistakenForGay for wanting to do it in the wake of kissing Selma Blair in ''CruelIntentions''.
24th Aug '15 3:25:17 PM kazokuhouou
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* Parodied in ''WebComic/AnsemRetort'', where Ansem refuses the cast's demand for lesbian fanservice cause they're saving it for when they need a cheap ratings boost.
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