History Main / SweepsWeekLesbianKiss

23rd Jan '18 9:58:33 AM fearlessnikki
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* Showing that even Ireland isn't above such a thing, the drama ''{{Series/Raw}}'' pulled this in the first season. A lesbian meat vendor was introduced for just this one episode, persuaded [=JoJo=] to go on a date with her and they even kissed as an experiment. Naturally the kiss was used in the previews. Oddly enough the show had two recurring gay male characters whose budding relationship was the plot of the first season.


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* Wrestling/TrishStratus claimed that she was asked to do this - a segment where she would have kissed Wrestling/TorrieWilson - but turned it down, feeling it didn't serve a purpose other than {{Fanservice}}. Trish did get kissed by two of her opponents however (Lita and Mickie James respectively) but both those were justified by the storyline; in Lita's case it was because Trish had mockingly called her the "walking kiss of death", and Lita kissing her [[AppropriatedAppellation was a taunt that said she wouldn't take Trish's bullying any more]] (and it was used as build for their match in the main event of Raw). Mickie's was done as part of a LoonyFan storyline, where the kiss signalled that Mickie was starting to overstep her boundaries.
* Wrestling/ChristyHemme planted a kiss on ring announcer Lilian Garcia during her feud with Carmella [=DeCesare=]. Given the feud involved two women that were both new to the company, it was clearly a ratings stunt.
21st Jan '18 5:25:20 PM nombretomado
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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 (which may be explained that it was because both were really lame kisses).

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** WinonaRyder Creator/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 (which may be explained that it was because both were really lame kisses).
6th Jan '18 9:54:36 PM nombretomado
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** Despite the outcome of the initial in-ring skit, "HLA" would occasionally be used to draw male audiences to the show until Bischoff's departure. Whenever an "HLA" act was planned for the show, Bischoff would during his in-ring promo announce, one letter at a time, that such was going to happen sometime during the show; color commentator JerryLawler would always play up the "HLA" match by getting unusually (even for him) excited in anticipation of the act.

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** Despite the outcome of the initial in-ring skit, "HLA" would occasionally be used to draw male audiences to the show until Bischoff's departure. Whenever an "HLA" act was planned for the show, Bischoff would during his in-ring promo announce, one letter at a time, that such was going to happen sometime during the show; color commentator JerryLawler Wrestling/JerryLawler would always play up the "HLA" match by getting unusually (even for him) excited in anticipation of the act.
2nd Dec '17 6:05:13 PM SbenLives
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* The ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode "Heir to the Demon" features a lesbian kiss between Sara and Nyssa.
** This kiss actually got the show a lot of praise, as it is the first serious comic book adaptation (from DC or Marvel) to feature an openly gay or bi character, and none of the characters made a fuss about it, with OpenMindedParent Quentin just glad someone makes his daughter happy.

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* The ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode "Heir to the Demon" features a lesbian kiss between Sara and Nyssa.
** This kiss actually
Nyssa, which initially appeared to be this, since Nyssa only appeared sporadically in the season and Sara's relationship with the male main character was more prominent. It got the show a lot of praise, as it is praise for being the first serious comic book adaptation (from DC or Marvel) to feature an openly gay or bi character, character whom everyone accepted, however, and none of the was further [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] by both characters made a fuss about it, continuing to display their sexualities and relationship with OpenMindedParent Quentin just glad someone makes his daughter happy.one another -- especially once Sara became the lead on ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.
29th Jul '17 3:54:03 PM eroock
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->''"''Series/MelrosePlace'' is coming back this fall, and it has resorted to TV's tried-and-true marketing tactic - The Homo Promo".''
-->-- '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0ql0mDwV74 That's Gay: Lady Kisses]]'''''

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->''"''Series/MelrosePlace'' ->''"Series/MelrosePlace is coming back this fall, and it has resorted to TV's tried-and-true marketing tactic - The Homo Promo".''
Promo."''
-->-- '''''[[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0ql0mDwV74 That's Gay: Lady Kisses]]'''''
Kisses]]''
23rd Jun '17 12:27:20 AM ebrown2112
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** Ironically, they cut another kiss from the episode "Pass/Fail" to avoid further accusations of invoking this trope (which seems counterintuitive). According to WordOfGod, however, Claire and Gretchen's relationship would have continued in the next season had the show not been canceled. Unfortunately, ''Series/{{HeroesReborn}}'''s supplemental material retconned the romantic component of their relationship for the sake of the plot.

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** Ironically, they cut another kiss from the episode "Pass/Fail" to avoid further accusations of invoking this trope (which seems counterintuitive). According to WordOfGod, however, Claire and Gretchen's relationship would have continued in the next season had the show not been canceled. Unfortunately, ''Series/{{HeroesReborn}}'''s ''Series/HeroesReborn'''s supplemental material retconned the romantic component of their relationship for the sake of the plot.
23rd Jun '17 12:24:33 AM ebrown2112
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** Ironically, they cut another kiss from the episode "Pass/Fail" to avoid further accusations of invoking this trope (which seems counterintuitive). According to WordOfGod, however, Claire and Gretchen's relationship would have continued in the next season had the show not been canceled. Unfortunately, ''Series/{{HeroesReborn}}'''s supplemental material retconned the romantic component of their relationship for the sake of the plot.
21st May '17 11:37:49 AM nombretomado
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** Paige and Alex's kiss initially seemed like a textbook example of this trope: it was midway through the season and guest-starred JayAndSilentBob in the conclusion of a plot arc involving a movie shot at the school. Alex and Paige (who had a decent amount of BelligerentSexualTension) had ''finally'' become friends, got drunk at the wrap party, and went back to Alex's horrible home for a late night kiss in the dark. Unusually for this trope, the kiss led to a several-season-long relationship between the two, and led to arguably the greatest amount of CharacterDevelopment for both characters.

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** Paige and Alex's kiss initially seemed like a textbook example of this trope: it was midway through the season and guest-starred JayAndSilentBob [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob]] in the conclusion of a plot arc involving a movie shot at the school. Alex and Paige (who had a decent amount of BelligerentSexualTension) had ''finally'' become friends, got drunk at the wrap party, and went back to Alex's horrible home for a late night kiss in the dark. Unusually for this trope, the kiss led to a several-season-long relationship between the two, and led to arguably the greatest amount of CharacterDevelopment for both characters.
18th Apr '17 11:13:54 AM arbiter099
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There's one other explanation for the lack of outrage over the most recent Sweeps Saphistry, and that's that people are ''losing interest'' in women making out in prime time. Since the mid-2000's, the lesbian sweeps kiss seems to be getting increasingly diminishing returns in the ratings. The [=LGBT=] community is no longer desperate for whatever non-negative representation they can get, and critics are no longer impressed by a showrunner's "bravery" by including it. Further, when you can see far more [[{{Twincest}} bizarre]] things on Website/YouTube (to say nothing of [[TheInternetIsForPorn other corners]] [[ShockSite of the Web]]), and far more extreme or daring things on non-network television, the SweepsWeekLesbianKiss is clearly in danger of becoming a DiscreditedTrope.

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There's one other explanation for the lack of outrage over the most recent Sweeps Saphistry, and that's that people are ''losing interest'' in women making out in prime time. Since the mid-2000's, the lesbian sweeps kiss seems to be getting increasingly diminishing returns in the ratings. The [=LGBT=] community is no longer desperate for whatever non-negative representation they can get, and critics are no longer impressed by a showrunner's "bravery" by including it. Further, when you can see far more [[{{Twincest}} bizarre]] things on Website/YouTube (to say nothing of [[TheInternetIsForPorn other corners]] [[ShockSite of the Web]]), and far more extreme or daring things on non-network television, the SweepsWeekLesbianKiss Sweeps Week Lesbian Kiss is clearly in danger of becoming a DiscreditedTrope.
9th Feb '17 10:30:17 PM Pichu-kun
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* For cheerleading practice in ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'', Veronica kisses Betty as a part of their "big finish". Cheryl however is unimpressed and outright says "faux lesbian kissing hasn't been taboo since 1994".
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