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2nd Dec '16 4:43:53 AM Morgenthaler
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TownGirls is a [[{{Ensembles}} trio]] of characters, [[AlwaysFemale either female or for girls]], consisting of [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl one who is butch, one who is femme]] and one who is neither. Butch and femme are lesbian identities for gender expression, in this case it is referring to masculinity displayed by a female beyond what would be considered typical of a {{tomboy}} and femininity beyond what would be considered typical of the GirlyGirl. The femme one is like a fashionable uptown girl. The one who is neither butch nor femme is like a StreetSmart girl from down town. The butch one is like someone whose rude behavior could be excused by saying that she's from out of town -- maybe a CountryMouse. Thus the TownGirls are from uptown, down town and out of town. Bonus points if the geography is literal.

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TownGirls Town Girls is a [[{{Ensembles}} trio]] of characters, [[AlwaysFemale either female or for girls]], consisting of [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl one who is butch, one who is femme]] and one who is neither. Butch and femme are lesbian identities for gender expression, in this case it is referring to masculinity displayed by a female beyond what would be considered typical of a {{tomboy}} and femininity beyond what would be considered typical of the GirlyGirl. The femme one is like a fashionable uptown girl. The one who is neither butch nor femme is like a StreetSmart girl from down town. The butch one is like someone whose rude behavior could be excused by saying that she's from out of town -- maybe a CountryMouse. Thus the TownGirls Town Girls are from uptown, down town and out of town. Bonus points if the geography is literal.



* Tamora Pierce's Emelan series (composed of three series so far: ''A Circle of Magic'', ''The Circle Opens'', and ''The Circle Reforged'') has a trio of TownGirls: [[GirlyGirl girly-girl Sandrilene fa Toren]]; [[Main/{{Asexuality}} aromantic asexual Tris Chandler]], who states openly in the later books that she's not interested in either men or women; and [[ButchLesbian blacksmith Daja Kisubo]], the tallest and physically strongest of the Winding Circle quartet and the one who, initially, has the most experience with physical combat, thanks to [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Traders]] teaching their kids how to use staffs in fights.

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* Tamora Pierce's Emelan series (composed of three series so far: ''A Circle of Magic'', ''The Circle Opens'', and ''The Circle Reforged'') has a trio of TownGirls: Town Girls: [[GirlyGirl girly-girl Sandrilene fa Toren]]; [[Main/{{Asexuality}} aromantic asexual Tris Chandler]], who states openly in the later books that she's not interested in either men or women; and [[ButchLesbian blacksmith Daja Kisubo]], the tallest and physically strongest of the Winding Circle quartet and the one who, initially, has the most experience with physical combat, thanks to [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Traders]] teaching their kids how to use staffs in fights.
2nd Dec '16 4:43:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* In season one of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', TheTeam has [[TheCutie sweet and]] {{adorkable}} biologist Jemma Simmons (femme), [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] hacker Skye (neither), and [[TheStoic stoic]] {{Badass}} Melinda May (butch).

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* In season one of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', TheTeam has [[TheCutie sweet and]] {{adorkable}} biologist Jemma Simmons (femme), [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] hacker Skye (neither), and [[TheStoic stoic]] {{Badass}} stoic badass]] Melinda May (butch).
11th Nov '16 4:44:27 PM Berrenta
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The one who is neither butch nor femme is usually the smart, friendly and well-intentioned GirlNextDoor. She can also be more free-spirited, either [[CloudCuckooLander with her mind]] or [[ReallyGetsAround her body]]. The butch character is likely a [[GirlsNeedRoleModels tough chick]] but might be more of a FemmeFatale or be [[MyGirlIsASlut sexually aggressive]]. The Femme one is either [[SpoiledBrat high-maintenance]], [[TheMistress romantically assertive]] or neither.

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The one who is neither butch nor femme is usually the smart, friendly and well-intentioned GirlNextDoor. She can also be more free-spirited, either [[CloudCuckooLander with her mind]] or [[ReallyGetsAround her body]]. The butch character is likely a [[GirlsNeedRoleModels tough chick]] chick but might be more of a FemmeFatale or be [[MyGirlIsASlut sexually aggressive]]. The Femme one is either [[SpoiledBrat high-maintenance]], [[TheMistress romantically assertive]] or neither.
18th Oct '16 10:31:28 PM Sane_Spinster
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Lined up chronologically, the three main female agents consist of [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] but dutiful and business-like [[OnlySaneWoman Kate Todd]] (femme); seasoned DefrostingIceQueen [[BadassIsraeli Ziva David]] (butch); and brilliant blonde [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Eleanor Bishop]] (neither).

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Lined up chronologically, the three main female agents consist of [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] but dutiful and business-like [[OnlySaneWoman Kate Todd]] (femme); seasoned DefrostingIceQueen [[BadassIsraeli Ziva David]] (butch); and brilliant blonde [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak [[ExtravertedNerd Eleanor Bishop]] (neither).
18th Oct '16 2:18:05 PM Sane_Spinster
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Lined up chronologically, the three main female agents consist of [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] but dutiful and business-like [[OnlySaneWoman Kate Todd]] (femme); seasoned DefrostingIceQueen [[BadassIsraeli Ziva David]] (butch); and brilliant blonde [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Eleanor Bishop]] (neither).
12th Oct '16 11:02:46 AM GCTB
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' features spoiled, snobbish Bianca, friendly and easygoing Larke, and athletic and sly Shanelle.
10th Oct '16 3:13:16 PM nirao01
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': The three prominent female Team Arrow members plays with this. Thea Queen is a {{Socialite}}, effectively making her the femme. However, the middle class born Lance sisters are both [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak feminine tomboys]] making them literally more butch than neither, while the formerly {{Goth}} Felicity Smoak who came from RagsToRiches is now more feminine (and richer) than Thea to even qualify as a butch.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': The three female Team Flash members also play with this. Iris is the tough chick daughter of a cop (butch), Caitlin is the levelheaded scientist (neither), and Jesse is the TheOjou (femme). However, Iris dresses neither too feminine nor tomboyish, Caitlin wears the more elegant clothes, and Jesse immediately ditches her elegant dresss for {{Shorttank}} outfits after escaping from Earth-2.
* ''Series/OrphanBlack'':
** The original Clone Club trio has FemmeFatale [[ConMan Con Artist]] Sarah (butch), cultured Suburban Soccer mom Alison (femme) and {{Adorkable}} HotScientist Cosima (neither).
** The official Clone Club additional trio are {{Tykebomb}} PsychopathicManChild Helena (neither), fashionable ValleyGirl Krystal (femme) and elusive hacker M.K. (butch).
27th Aug '16 5:40:16 PM annette12
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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Benten -who is tomboyish, bad-mouthed and violent-, Oyuki -who is calm, demure and feminine-, and their best friend -and female lead- Lum -who is neither tomboyish nor girly-.

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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Benten -who is tomboyish, bad-mouthed and violent-, Oyuki -who is calm, demure and feminine-, and their best friend -and female lead- Lum -who is neither tomboyish nor girly-.girly.
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'': the original trio has tomboy / athlete Aiko as the butch, SpoiledSweet shy Hazuki as the femme, and clumsy GenkiGirl Doremi has the Neither.
16th Jul '16 8:41:16 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': we have Trisha Cappelletti (Femme), Mackenzie Zales (Nether), and Brittnay Matthews (Butch).



3rd Jul '16 8:21:49 PM Floria
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* The "hair club" in ''Fanfic/InfiniteCoffeeAndProtectionDetail'': SilkHidingSteel token civilian Pepper Potts, [[GuileHero psychologically savvy]] ActionGirl Natasha Romanoff, and {{Ladette}}ish ActionGirl Maria Hill.
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