"They're girls! If they're not doing gay things at each other, THEN WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR?!"In some Western countries, it is believed sometimes that, deep inside his heart, every straight man is turned on by two or more women interacting sexually; specifically, lesbians. The idea is that if a woman having sex is arousing, then two women having sex is twice as arousing. Since young men are key demographics for networks and advertisers, and because Most Writers Are Male, lesbian fanservice aimed at the former flourishes. See: Catfight; Fanservice Faux Fight; Lovely Angels; Yuri Genre; Romantic Two-Girl Friendship; Schoolgirl Lesbians; Sweeps Week Lesbian Kiss; and Skinship Grope. Expect a male character to have this belief when All Men Are Perverts in a work. If this goes too far, it can lead to less welcome tropes such as Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female. This trope is for in-universe character reactions to female/female titillation, not for every time you think a female/female scene was intended for male fanservice. For most female/female fanservice that doesn't involve another character having a voyeuristic reaction, see Les Yay. For those who are interested in the romantic and emotional aspects of lesbian relationships, see Yuri Fan. For the rapidly increasing Spear Counterpart, see Guy-on-Guy Is Hot.
— Demolition D+, Super Serious Spring Anime Season First Impressions 2015
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- For a brief time in the 1990s, this was every beer commercial ever. It made a comeback with this Corona commercial. (Not so much explicit as implied, especially given the previous Corona/beach commercials all involved straight couples.)
- This gum commercial from Japan where girls are passing gum to each other via mouth.
- After two seasons of relative success, the producers for Rizzoli & Isles demonstrated that they do know their demographics with this.
- There was, briefly, an advert for LYNX deodorants in the UK note . Running just before Christmas one year, it depicted a girl, short of time in the morning, who shrugs and shoots her boyfriend's armpit spray up both pits. This being LYNX... for the rest of the day, every woman she encounters wants to go gay for her. That's how powerful LYNX is. It turns straight women lesbian. The advert was apparently banned after protest by Moral Guardians.
Anime & Manga
- Early in the Ah! My Goddess manga (the 15th chapter), during a beauty contest at Nekomi Tech, Urd hooked a finger into the top of Sayoko's swimsuit and took a good look inside. "Just checking ... and mine are bigger!" The watching males were going ape, and Otaki, acting as announcer, said, "Now, now, Miss Urd! No trying for bonus point!"
- In Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts, Tsuchiya ('Voyeur') whips out his camera and Akihisa helps him with the lighting (though he's also saying that homosexuality is wrong) when it looks like Shouko is about to kiss Himeji. She doesn't.
- Sunohara in CLANNAD was overloading with hormones when he and Tomoya tricked Ryou into thinking that Nagisa is going to confess her love to her, and the entire thing started playing out like something straight out of a Yuri Genre anime, complete with Intertwined Fingers and roses blooming.
- In an episode of the third season of The Familiar of Zero, Saito was visibly... interested when the girls took an OD of Love Potion while he wasn't around...
- During the pocky scene between Yomi and Kagura in Ga-Rei -Zero-, Kazuki was obviously interested, if initially embarrassed, in what was going on in the backseat. The pilot couldn't care less.
- Ghost Talkers Daydream: Deliberately invoked by Misaki's co-worker, Shizue, in chapter 5, when she arranges to do a photo shoot for a lesbian magazine; featuring the two of them doing S&M play. The photographers were snapping so many shots they were running out of film!
- Girls Bravo:
- The series uses Kosame's lust for Kiriei for fanservice and as comedy, by having Kosame repeatedly try to have her way with her. It helps that they're both well endowed, with shapely athletic figures, and they're both unkempt beauties.
- This is also the reason Fukuyama hosts his private underground "Girls Fight!" competition, which is open to women only. And to ensure there's plenty of eyecandy for himself and the crowd, he's set the rules so combatants have to wear progressively smaller swimsuits as they advance in the rankings.
- In later episodes of Haruhi Suzumiya Taniguchi and Kunikida start drooling upon seeing Tsuruya affectionately rub Mikuru.
- At one point in Heaven's Lost Property, Tomoki is trying to meditate when he suddenly imagines Ikaros and Nymph embracing suggestively. He gets a Raging Stiffie.
- Is This a Zombie?:
- Ayumu spies on Seraphim kissing Haruna and nearly masturbates before they catch him and beat him up for being a pervert.
- While caring for a feverish Eu, Haruna cuddles with her to share body heat. Ayumu says that is hot.
- The Cat Fight version happens in Irresponsible Captain Tylor. The crew are covertly bugging the snarkfest between Lt. Commander Yuriko Star and Lt. Kim, and express disappointment that they're not throwing punches at each other.
- In Kotoura-san, Manabe once shouted this trope out when he mistook the relationship between Haruka and Yuriko as Romantic Two-Girl Friendship.
- Lady Snowblood: A brothel enjoys tremendous success because of "Toichi Haichi"; basically they have male spectators pay to watch lesbian sex.
- One of the earlier examples in anime and manga is in Maison Ikkoku when Godai gets a nosebleed when watching a completely drunk off her gourd Akemi kiss Kyoko right on the lips.
- The finale of Majokko Meg-chan has a Catfight between Meg and Non that has blatant sexual undertones, and the scene constantly cuts to Dirty Old Man Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain Chou getting off on it.
Takeru: (thinking) "Dammit—!! We missed a chance to see Aki-sensei and Haru-nee sleeping (with their breasts squeezing against each other)!"Usui: (thinking, at Takeru) "We missed it and it's YOUR fault!!"
- At the start of chapter 29, Takeru declines Usui's offer to peep on the girls, but he ends up regretting the following morning when he hears what they missed out on:
- It happens again in chapter 69, after Takaki and Haruko explain what Love Espada did to them at the previous Himekagura Festival. Not only were Takeru and Usui okay with it, they lament not being there to see it.
- Near the end of chapter 76, Usui eavesdrops as Espada has sex with Kyoki in one of the school's clubrooms and gets a nosebleed, as he imagines it, based on what he hears. But the reality ends up being more than he hoped for.
- Likewise, Nagasumi from My Bride Is a Mermaid when Sun and Akeno "did it in the bath" in episode 18. They were just testing how long they can endure water before reverting into their mermaid form but it sounded just the right way...
- The boys happily eavesdrop on Mawari indulging in Skinship Grope with the Class Rep.
- Naruto: This is Naruto's reaction to Konohamaru's justu appropriately named Sexy: Girl on Girl technique. Sakura called the two perverts... until Konohamaru then tried the Guy on Guy variation. The anime dropped the male version.
- Like most Skinship Grope scenes, this comes into play at the end of the Neon Genesis Evangelion episode "Magma Diver". Shinji is quite intrigued by what he hears coming from the women's side of the hot spring where Asuka and Misato are bathing.
- In One Piece, Franky was rather pleased when he saw Nami searching Kalifa for a key.
- Maybe, Kyouya Ohtori from Ouran High School Host Club. He did think that the Accidental Kiss between Haruhi and Miyako was, well, "nice".
- During one episode of Soul Eater, the city was being destroyed by an escaping Eldritch Abomination who ends up squaring off against Death, and a bunch of men are watching the cat-fight between Blair and Mizune.
- In the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt manga, Brief reminisces about one time when Stocking crashed his party and had a lesbian orgy, which he and his friends filmed the whole thing on tape and used it as fuel a hundred times.
- In one of his routines, Dave Chappelle calls it the "one penis per fantasy rule": where lesbian sex is far pleasurable to a male viewer (and less violent, mind you).
- Y: The Last Man: Yorick, the last man on Earth, finally meets up with his former girlfriend Beth in Paris after nearly five years Walking the Earth. Beth claims she does not care what the world's most eligible bachelor has been up to in the time they have been separated.
Beth: If I got it on with ladies while we were apart, I'm sure you wouldn't want to hear every little...
Yorick: (eagerly) You were with ladies?
- Also averted: when he walks in on 355 and Dr. Mann together, he just says "This is the weirdest fucking nightmare I've ever had." That line has more impact within the context of the series, since his disturbing and horrifying nightmares make frequent appearances. 355, the experienced, lethal government operative, has explained that she would not be willing to endure even one night of what he goes through.
- As Zen speedster Max Mercury once told Dubbilex in an issue of Young Justice, "There's only two things a man can bring to a Catfight: popcorn and a comfortable chair."
- Happens three times on Supergirl: Identity
Supergirl: I met a girl tonight.
- When Supergirl returns to her apartment, her roommate Boomer aka Captain Boomerang Jr., asks how her day was.
Boomer: (Double Take, then grin) Explain. And do not leave out any details.
Supergirl: (hits him with a pillow) Idiot... Another hero in a costume.
Kid Devil: Can't talk. Committing image to memory.
- When Supergirl and Wonder Girl hug, with Kara's arms around Cassie's neck, and Cassie's arms around Kara's waist.
Ravager: Someone get a video camera... We'll get two billion hits on YouTube.
- When a guy asks his girlfriend and Supergirl to hug and let him take a picture.
- During the "Venom" arc in Ultimate Spider-Man, Peter and MJ have this exchange while reconciling after a bad breakup:
Peter: Are you...are you seeing anyone?Mary Jane: Yeah, Liz Allen.Peter: Really?Mary Jane: You wish.
- In Fables, during the 'Animal Farm' arc, Rose Red tells her sister Snow White (with whom she's forced to share a bed for the night) that she only sleeps with girls as a "birthday present" for her boyfriend, Jack of Fables.
- This exchange from the XXXenophile story "Heart of Stone", when Feljikk, Avery and Hinks arrive in the aftermath of a lesbian threeway caused by the Deus Sex Machina Mineral Macguffin:
Feljikk: I see we missed the party.
Otaz: Not your kind of party.
Feljikk, Avery, Hinks: (in unison) Sez you!
- Occurs in Quantum and Woody when Woody signs a television deal based on their adventures, complete with two lesbian co-stars.
- In Echo, when Ivy Raven is starting to be seriously disturbed by the changes to her body, particularly that her mind is regressing in addition to her body, she instructs Dillon to not sleep with Julie since that is how the she first began to be changed by the alloy. Dillon is too preoccupied with the implication that they had sex to recognize the importance of other parts of the conversation.
- Scott Pilgrim makes a lot of reference to lesbians being hot. Scott owned a lame poster of two chicks kissing and thought it was sexy that his girlfriend once dated a lesbian.
- During Ramona and Envy's fight scene, an onlooker yells, "Make out!"
- Scott yells "Make out!" when a drunk Ramona and Kim start cuddling.
- In The Maze Agency story "The Two Wrong Rhoades", Jen and Ashley (both dressed in Spy Catsuits) end up grappling each other in a darkened room. Upon hitting the lights, Gabe's reaction is:
"With a few gallons of mud, and some beer, my evening would be complete!"
- In one MAD, there was an article composed of strips deconstructing various sexual hypocrisies. One had two men and two women are walking home from a movie with a lesbian sex scene that the men enjoyed, claiming that it's because the act of making love is beautiful. When the women ask what they would think of two men doing the same, the men immediately say that they find it disgusting.
- In #2 of Justice League Dark, Dove has just been Squicked by her ghostly boyfriend possessing a random guy for the purpose of physical relations, when June Moon asks Deadman to possess her to see if the Enchantress is still lurking in her mind. When June "awakens", Dove is gone, but June has a vague memory of her getting very angry and saying something about a male fantasy...
- Invoked in a comic by Ignacio Noe: a man, upon finding his wife apparently cheating on him with a female friend, is aroused rather than angry. But once the man's had his fun watching/joining them and gone back out, the woman's actual paramour is revealed to be a guy who'd been hiding in the other room, along with the man who'd been sleeping with her friend. It turns out the women had heard the husband at the door and decided to take advantage of this trope by feigning bisexuality.
- Red Ears also exploits this trope.
- In Runaways, during a game of "Truth or Dare", Karolina, Chase, and Victor goad Nico into revealing which of them is the best kisser. When Nico reveals that it was Karolina, Chase is delighted (although Victor takes it as a personal slight.) During a later appearance in Avengers Academy, Chase's opinion of the Academy is improved after finding out that Lightspeed is bisexual and that there's some chemistry between her and Karolina.
- In Tomorrow Stories Special #1, Cobweb and Clarice are caught in an inescapable Death Trap. Thinking they are about to dies, they reveal their true feelings for each other and kiss. The villain is so turned on that he shuts off the Death Trap so he can watch them make out.
- Other than the Opposites Attract rule of Foe Yay, this trope is the driving force behind the Shego/Kim pairing in the Kim Possible fandom.
- In Kyon: Big Damn Hero, Kyon had a dream involving Adult!Mikuru and Mikuru. He stopped thinking about it before going into any detail.
- In Opening Dangerous Gates, the guys all do typical Nosebleed and other reactions when Cana playfully gropes Lucy. They do this again when Rangiku glomps Lucy and ends up straddling her with their breasts pressing together.
- Doing It Right This Time: According Asuka, Shinji always likes watching when she and Rei make out.
- Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton: Shinji thinks so in chapter five's omake. Due to radiation from a special chunk of kryptonite, Asuka seduces Misato and both women start making out. After seeing what they were doing, Shinji called his friend Kensuke and told him getting over there and for the love of God, bring his camera.
- In Suzumiya Haruhi No Index, when the adult Asahina from the future gives Kaori Kanzaki a hug, resulting in their boobs pressing together, Kyon finds it arousing, then berates himself for his dirty thoughts.
- Cloud Angle from Kid Icarus Uprising 2 Hades Revenge is this type of male, constantly reminding the readers that 'lesbeans' are cute.
- Played with in the NCIS fic Shards To a Whole. Early on, when Tim and Abby make love for the first time in years, Abby admits that she enjoyed some of Tim's early erotic novels (described as a lesbian "The Dresden Files meets Anita Blake" with the leading character modeled loosely on Abby). Later, as a Valentine's day gift for their men, Abby and Jimmy Palmer's wife Breena have Ziva take photos of the two of them making out. Both Tim and Jimmy approve. This turns out to be Foreshadowing for later chapters, when the Palmers and the McGees enter into a long-term polyamorous relationship with each other. Abby identifies herself as bi while the otherwise-straight Breena invokes If It's You, It's Okay.
- Subverted by A.A. Pessimal in a chapter of the Discworld fic There's Nothing Like a Fresh Pair of Eyes...which was advertised as containing hot girl-on-girl action. There is. But the hot action is a duel between the heroine and the School Bully during a sword-fighting lesson, in which the bully is royally trounced by a hitherto disregarded opponent. Who has recently received Igor-tooled eye implants cloned from a master sword-fighter.
- In Thousand Shinji:
- When Rei mentions that Asuka dragged her into the shower stall, pinned her beneath the shower and scrubbed her body until she was fully lathered, Toji and Shinji get nosebleeds.
- Mentioned when Rei fantasizes about her and Asuka making out while Shinji watches "with amusement".
- Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion has Rivalz (and to a lesser degree, Suzaku) get turned on to the point of distraction by the flirting between C.C. and Milly. Lelouch, being used to such activities thanks to his bedroom escapades, is able to ignore them.
- The rules for a fanart contest run by the Naruto The Abridged Series creators; "NO YAOI... we really don't want to see it. NO YURI... it's not that we don't want to see it but..."
- That Guy with the Glasses:
- The Nostalgia Critic always voices very enthusiastic approval whenever he sees a hint of Les Yay in the movies/shows he reviews, although he's also nice enough to put a few Yaoi Fanboy moments in there too.
- During the TGWTG Year One Brawl, Spoony and Sage conspire to get The Nostalgia Chick and That Girl with the Goggles to fight, while they take pictures with their phones. There was going to be a reciprocation of Spoony and Sage having a girlish pillow fight, but they only had time for one take, and it was ruined by everyone cracking up at their eerily accurate performances.
- Princess Tutu Abridged plays with this.
- In Ranma Abridged Kuno believes that it's always a good time for girl-on-girl action.
- Ultra Fast Pony:
- The episode "A Library With No Twilight" parodies this phenomenon. The Interactive Narrator clearly wants Applejack and Rarity to hook up, and uses his narration to read entirely too much subtext into their interactions. Applejack and Rarity want no part of this, and eventually bond (platonically) by mocking the narrator.
- In "The Best Episode Ever", Twilight Sparkle tries to pander to the audience, but she misunderstands and thinks the fans want "smoking hot thespian action". So the cast puts on a play, and the audience isn't amused.
- In This Bites!, Cross tries to get Nami and Vivi to invoke this to inspire Scissors to fully run across the Sandora River. The girls disapprove. Violently.
- In the Skypiea Arc, Nami ends up kissing Robin in the midst of her gold-fueled euphoria.
- In Tickles your fancy (NSFW), Raven and Starfire end up having sex one night, even making a video. The next day, Raven is worried that she might have ruined the relationship between Starfire and Nightwing... but when she goes to talk to them, the sounds from inside Nightwing's room make it quite obvious he is definitely not upset at having seen the movie. A later chapter has Raven and Beast Boy watching the video together as well.
- In Neon Metathesis Evangelion, Shinji has had some... entertaining thoughts about Rei and Asuka kissing. Or Asuka atop a naked Rei, as happened in variance to canon in Rei's apartment. He feels rather bad and guilty about this.
Films — Live-Action
- Played for Laughs in Hot Fuzz: After the female police officer takes down the Knife Nut "psycho bitch" (with a "Slippery When Wet" sign, no less), she quips "Nothing like a bit of girl on girl!"
- That entire scene in American Pie 2 where the boys break into a house with lesbians. They were willing to kiss and fondle each other, but they were Yaoi Fangirls as well. They wouldn't fondle each other unless the guys did stuff to each other as well. Naturally the women were willing to go all the way, but the boys struggled each step of the way and finally stopped before one touched the other's penis.
- Parodied in Undercover Brother when a catfight breaks out: the guys stop fighting themselves, pull up lounge chairs and break out the popcorn.
- 40 Days and 40 Nights: A lesbian pair kiss in front of the celibate hero to try and make him break his celibacy.
- Wedding Crashers: Jeremy's girlfriend, Gloria, asks if he wants to watch her do it with a Brazilian girl. He proposes. Technically, he was planning on proposing before she asked—he said he had something to ask her, and she asked if he wanted to watch her do it with another girl. Of course, he doesn't exactly reject that idea.
- Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. How do you judge the winner in a make-out contest? Why, it's the judge.
- Appears at the end of Requiem for a Dream, where Marion performs a lesbian sex act on stage so she could have money for drugs. The people who watch it in-story do find it hot, but the audience surely won't.
- In Carry On Girls, this trope is subverted during a catfight between two models fighting over a "stolen" bikini. The men watching on are either disgusted (the Dirty Old Man is absolutely terrified) or try to stop them, getting attacked by the fighters in the process. Strangely, the other female models are aroused and cheer the women on.
- A very, very obscure short film shows a date with the Inner Monologue of both the guy and the girl. At one point, she mentions going to a party with her girlfriends, and for the next thirty seconds all the male can think of is "Lesbian slumber party!"
- Subverted in Tank Girl, the male witness to Tank Girl and Jet Girl's make-out session becomes disgusted and leaves.
- In Le Bal des actrices by Maïwenn: Joey Starr asks his partner Maïwenn to kiss another woman, Estelle, who Maïwenn doesn't even like that much at that point. It kind of backfires when the two women start making out passionately and won't stop when Joey tells them to. Then Maiwenn falls head over heels for Estelle -her love unreciprocated and doesn't last long. Mostly played for laughs.
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: Scott's reaction to discovering that one of Ramona's "Evil Exes" is a girl, which Ramona described as "just a phase."
Scott Pilgrim: You had a sexy phase?
- Used in the Robert Rodriguez exploitation homage Planet Terror, when the owner of the go-go bar sees two of his girls kissing each other in the dressing room.
"Dammit girls, I've told you before: If you're going to do that — do it on stage!"
- No Strings Attached: Adam is just sitting there when two lesbians see each other, fall in love and proceed to make out on top of him. Adam simply sits back and enjoys the moment.
- John Tucker Must Die: Beth teaches Kate how to kiss and a boy catches them.
Boy: Holy Jama Llama! Kiss her again! Do it!
Kate: Get out of here, you little perv!
- Where The Truth Lies featured a drug induced lesbian love scene between Alison Lohman and Kristin Adams, with Lohman arguably a victim of the Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female trope.
- Whip It: When Eva Destruction and Rosa Sparks are acting slightly homoerotic in Johnny's hot tub, he gets very interested and starts trying to engage them in conversation, to their crushing uninterest.
- In Pirates XXX, a group of pirates arrange a lesbian floor show as entertainment at the bucks night for one of their number who is getting married.
- Marty thinks this at the beginning of The Sex Monster, and badly wants his wife to agree to a threesome with another woman. When she finally does, he is thrilled, at first. By the time she starts having sex with half the female population of Los Angeles county, including his sister, he is very unhappy about it.
- The Asylum's remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers featured this as various female characters became possessed by the Pod People, with the heroine Melissa, played by Erica Roby, becoming a victim of the unfortunate Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female trope.
- Discussed in Kissing Jessica Stein, where one of the leads, Helen, asks two guys exactly why Girl on Girl is Hot. They have difficulty explaining.
- In Bitter Moon, classy lady-like Englishwoman Fiona goes dancing and seductive French Mimi instantly joins her. They start flirting with each other and go down on each other. The whole bar cheer them. Only Fiona's husband is little uneasy because he wanted to sleep with Mimi.
- In Neighbors, Kelly makes out with Brooke in the frat house to turn Pete on, and then makes out with him as well. Kelly finally manages to coerce the pair, Pete and Brooke, into making out afterwards, and later, sex.
- Cruel Intentions A kiss between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair won the MTV award for "Best Kiss", to which Sarah Michelle, upon receiving the award, stated, "wouldn't my mom be proud".
- Hot Shots! Part Deux: When Ramada and Michelle confront each other over the latter's status as The Mole, they describe in detail the physical passion they shared with each other in college. Colonel Walters is interested in hearing more, but it turns out their "passion" was bungy-jumping.
- Averted in The Grand Budapest Hotel; Zero and Gustave steal the valuable painting "Boy With Apple" and replace it with a funny pornographic painting (titled in the credits as "Two Lesbians Masturbating"), but Dmitri doesn't even notice the new painting (or indeed that the original one went missing from his family's house) until much later.
- In the 1881 Victorian gay male porn novel The Sins of the Cities of the Plain by "Jack Saul", "tribadism" (now usually used to refer to a specific lesbian sex act, but then often used to refer to lesbianism in general) is described as "a vice which every man in his heart looks on with kindly eyes".
- In Almost Night, Ed is rather happy to enjoy watching Stella and her girlfriend.
- Patrick Bateman from American Psycho is a virulent homophobe when it comes to gay men, but he's obsessed with lesbians. He once wonders whether he could force his fiancée to have sex with a woman.
- In the Discworld novel Thud!, Angua and Sally are covered in mud, and gearing up to fight (it's slightly less contrived than it sounds - they're a werewolf and a vampire, and were both shapeshifting without the benefit of Magic Pants) and Sally suggests that if they're going to continue, they should at least do so in front of a paying audience.
- In My Almost Epic Summer, Drew dares the two lead females to make out in a closet.
- In Pretty Little Liars all the Typical Rosewood Boys are suddenly talking to Emily when she is outed by "A"
- In the Magic Ex Libris series, the Hero expresses this sentiment after his crush makes a rather thinly-veiled comment about her gender preferences. He's on a Truth Serum at the time.
- In The Dresden Files book Blood Rites it is revealed this trope exists purely because the centuries, if not millennia old, King Raith of the White Court, an incubus, prefers this over guys with guys. And since he controls the porn industry, he's made sure we all agree.
- The Man Show loved this trope, and had a couple of skits showing as much.
- Camcorders for Lesbians, a fake charity dedicated to sending donated camcorders to lesbian couples so they can record themselves.
- Jimmy once went out on the street to find women who would make out on camera for twenty dollars. He found several.
- Used in an episode of Ally McBeal. Ling Woo asks Ally out on a date and later they dance together to entice the men who are flirting with them.
"The survival of the human race is dependent on the male becoming aroused. 2 women together does that to the male, whereas 2 men together causes the male to go limp for a week, thus the species is threatened"
- Even more hilariously, Richard Fish's "reasoning" on why lesbians are ok, but gay guys aren't.
- Friends used this trope quite often:
- In "The One with George Stephanopoulos", when the guys want to go to a hockey game while Ross is bummed over his divorce:
Ross: You know what, I'd better pass on the game. I think I'm just gonna go home and think about my ex-wife and her lesbian lover.
Joey: The hell with hockey, let's all do that!
- In "The One with the Evil Orthodontist", Rachel's ex-fiance is marrying Rachel's best friend, and now the best friend wants to talk (and Rachel just had sex with the ex-fiance). She and the best friend practiced kissing with each other at camp and Joey asks "Now, Rach, when she taught you to kiss, you were at camp, and... were you wearing any kinda little uniform, or?" and Rachel slams the door in his face.
- In "The One with the Flashback", when Janice asks if anyone of the group ever slept together:
Joey: Well, there was that one time that Monica and Rachel got together.
Monica and Rachel: What?!!
Rachel: Excuse me, there was no time!
Joey: Okay, but let’s say there was. How might that go?
Monica: Hey, are you okay?Ross: My wife's a lesbian.Joey: Cool!
- During the flashback.
- In "The One with the Chick and the Duck", Monica slams into Rachel when she practices roller skating, knocks her down and falls on top of her. When Joey sees them, with Rachel moaning (in pain), he says: "Oh, my!"
- In "The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie", when Rachel is sad about her single status, Chandler hugs and comforts her... then he asks: "Have you ever been with a woman?" She gets upset and he notes that there's no good time to ask that question.
- In "The One with Joey's Dirty Day", Chandler goes to a strip club with the girls to get out of his post-breakup depression, but doesn't enjoy himself... until they get home, and the girls start to contemplate which stripper they'd sleep with if they were into women.
- In "The One With All The Haste" Monica and Rachel offer to kiss each other in front of Joey and Chandler to win their apartment back. It works.
Chandler: Totally worth it!Joey: That was one good minute!Chandler: Night.Joey: Night.
- In "The One Hundredth", when Phoebe is giving birth and the gang goes to the hospital with her:
Rachel: Monica? You gonna be very proud of me. I just got us dates with two unbelievably cute nurses.Joey: Oh my!Rachel: They're male nurses.Joey: Not in my head.
- In "The One with Joey's Big Break", Rachel is afraid to take her eye drops, and Monica tries to force her, and ends up straddling her and pinning her arms down. Rachel says: "You know, if Joey and Chandler walked in right now, we could make a fortune!"
- In the "What If?" episode, "The One that Could Have Been", Ross is still married to Carol. She suggests a threesome in order to spice up their sex life. Ross later confesses to Joey that he was mostly a passive participant, and he even made a sandwich while watching.
- In "The One With Rachel's Other Sister", when Rachel got into a Catfight with her sister, Amy:
Phoebe: Oh my god! Shouldn't we stop this?
Joey: What? Are you out of your mind? Lets throw some Jell-O on them!
- In "The One With The Birth Mother", Phoebe and Rachel discuss helping each other try on bras, and Phoebe says "Wait a minute. Are we in Joey's imagination?"
- Joey's sudden interest in Rachel and her friend Melissa kissing on the lips in "The One With Rachel's Big Kiss".
- When Chandler starts working as an intern in advertisement, the interns' first assignment is to come up with an idea for a tv commercial to sell sneakers on wheels. One of the interns presents a spot with lots of sexy women who are in a hot tub and they kiss each other and come out of the hot tub... except he forgets to mention the product.
- When Joey sets his mind to screwing Ross's babysitter, Chandler and Ross try to stop him. When they all see her kiss her girlfriend, they have nothing but satisfied grins.
- In "The One with George Stephanopoulos", when the guys want to go to a hockey game while Ross is bummed over his divorce:
- Played for laughs in a daydream sequence in Stargate SG-1 in the episode "Avenger 2.0". Carter and another female scientist get into a Catfight over the daydreaming character but, as he moves to break them apart, O'Neill stops him so that he can keep watching the fight.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
- Xander has a dream involving watching Willow and Tara. Justified, in that they really are lesbians, and would have needed only a taste for exhibitionism and wearing way too much makeup for the scene to work. In the same episode, Willow has a dream where Xander and Oz, too pointedly, note how the show uses the phrase "doing spells" for what Willow and Tara do together. After Willow wanders off, the dream remains with the boys long enough for Xander to say, "Sometimes I think about two girls doing a spell together... and then I go do a spell by myself."
- In the following episode, Willow tells Xander she's keeping a secret and he tells her that everyone knows about her and Tara by now, before adding that if she does want to tell him a secret about her and Tara, he'd be happy to listen.
- Subverted in the Buffy episode "Storyteller" when Ambiguously Gay Andrew brings a video camera into Buffy's living room to find Willow and Kennedy kissing on the couch. He comments that this is hot - and turns his camera to the window repair work recently done by Xander to which he was referring.
- Averted by Oz when he finds out about Willow and Tara. Instead of thinking it's hot, he's furious and attacks Tara. This has more to do with Willow dating someone at all than it has with her dating a girl, because through lying by omission she had given him the impression they could get back together.
- It should also be noted in Oz's defense that this was an instance of the werewolf side coming out to defend a claim on its "mate". He was visibly horrified when he realized what was about to happen, and urged Tara to run because he couldn't stop it. As a rule Oz's character was pretty accepting of Willow and Tara's relationship, and notably respectful enough not to reduce it to this trope. His reaction when he figures it out, in a near aversion, isn't even "Are you sleeping with her"; it's "Is she in love with you?"
- A more important aversion was choosing to do the show's first on-screen kiss between Tara and Willow in the episode "The Body". The kiss was played as a completely normal and definitely unimportant moment of an episode focusing on Buffy and the Scoobies dealing with the immediate aftermath of the death of a loved one. The studio execs didn't advertise it as is usually the case in other series (and, indeed, reportedly tried to cut it until Joss Whedon put his foot down, leading some writers on the show to comment that networks prefer sensationalised one-off kisses to a committed long-term relationship).
- Relatively early in the series, it was decided that either Willow or Xander would end up in a same-sex relationship at some point. It wasn't until years later that Willow was chosen, probably because of this trope.
- The Cat Fight version can be seen in "This Year's Girl", where a male college student can be heard excitedly shouting for others to check out Buffy and Willow slugging it out with Faith.
- There was that one episode of Scrubs where Elliot and Carla were having a spat and every time they started to argue, Dr. Kelso would stick his head around the corner and meow, eventually complaining to Ted that "Dammit Ted, I wanted a Catfight!" Also, Todd in almost every appearance.
Elliot: No, Todd, I won't date you. And I don't want you to think that it's because I just broke up with someone or that I want to preserve our friendship or that I'm a lesbian. It's because I find you so creepy that I think you should have to have a bell around your neck.Todd: All I heard was "lesbian".
- In one instance:
- Also subverted in one episode in which JD has the same fantasy every time he sees two women he's slept with talking - Rerun from What's Happening! teaching them both to dance. Apparently, this is also his ideal bachelor party.
- In another episode J.D. imagines what it's like in Turk's head, which involves Carla and sexy female psychiatrist Molly Clock making out. When Molly points out that Carla isn't a lesbian, Carla just sighs and says: "I am in here." Molly takes a moment to contemplate this, comes to a realization, and says "Me, too".
- Molly once mentioned having had a threesome, to which JD responded with the question "Was it two girls and a guy, or was it a Devil's Threesome?". When she answers "All girl", the men have a predictable reaction.
- In the Season 8 finale, Carla and Elliot decide to imitate Turk and JD and embrace, much to their astonishment. The two guys then coach the girls to try to get them even more intimate ("I usually cup the buttocks"). They finally draw the line at "Our crotches are usually closer together".
- Molly was advising Elliot about what to say to an upcoming presentation and says "If it doesn't work, we'll just make out." Cue Todd bursting into the room, having clearly just come running out on a surgery, to watch.
- In the second episode of the series, My Best Friend's Mistake, JD fantasizes about a progressive future with Elliot, one that involved a three-way.
- One episode saw Elliot give a pelvic exam to a plain looking woman, accidentally giving her an orgasm. JD recalls the incident differently, namely that the patient looks like a buxom supermodel that wanted an intimate moment with Dr. Reid.
- In "My Way Home," JD and Turk discuss their plans to meet up "by the milkshake stand on the lesbian cloud" in the afterlife.
- There's the male cast of Coupling, Steve in particular. Not only did an entire episode revolve around his "Lesbian Spank Inferno" video, there was a sequence in which after he was unable to give a sample at a clinic because the material provided had men in the pictures alongside women (invoking dangers of eye slippage at a crucial moment leading to a case of lower whiplash according to Jeff) so he sent Jeff to fetch some from his private collection which contained only women, 'preferably with some female friends...'
- Also very amusingly played up in the fourth season, in which Susan tests the theory that, after several years together, she can still turn him on "with a single kiss". This theory is confirmed indirectly when she passionately snogs the supposedly-bisexual Jane and turns on every man in the room, including Steve, and Jane.
- And then there's the reaction of Torchwood's Owen Harper to seeing two women kissing in "Day One" - "Happy birthday me!" It also caught the attention of the very female (and bisexual) Tosh.
- In episode "War Stories", it is revealed that Inara takes female clients as well as male when the councilor she invites aboard ship turns out to be a woman. Jayne, who witnesses this reveal and is the most lecherous of the crew, has only five words for this: "I'll Be in My Bunk." Kaylee also seems to have liked it.
- In one episode, Saffron knocks Mal out by kissing him while wearing poisonous lipstick. Inara, thinking he's merely asleep, kisses him, which gets the poison on her and knocks her out. When they've recovered, Mal assumes Inara got knocked out by kissing Saffron, and his mind naturally goes through the gutter.
- Just Shoot Me!:
- Dennis Finch spends almost an entire episode trying to get Maya to go out with a lesbian model. Every man he encounters immediately helps him when he explains "two women". At the end, he gets a Slow Clap in recognition of the efforts he went to.
- In the ending of another episode, Maya confronts a colleague about using flirtatious behavior to get her way around the office. The other woman then uses these same tricks on Maya, who starts getting into it. The other woman then walks away, having won the argument. After they're both gone, Dennis emerges from behind a desk, having listened in on the whole thing.
Dennis: (talking to God) You do love me, don't you?
- In an episode, two women who were both engaged to the same (dead) man get into a fight. Gibbs goes to break it up. Tony calls out about it. McGee videos it on his cell phone. Abby watches the fight later and enjoys it.
- Tony's a large one himself — Ziva's "I'm bisexual" insinuations are probably for his benefit/confusion. Definitely, as shown by his suggestion that Ziva and Abby make up for their slapfest with "a deep tongue kiss". Instead both women simultaneously punch Tony in the chest.
- Kate Todd brings up the Fridge Logic of this trope, and I quote (or paraphrase): "Why are men interested in women that, by definition, are not interested in them"? This trope is played straight when Tony does not seem to care about that. Which makes sense, given what starts this conversation is discussing a case where a man's wife was having an affair with a woman and Tony stating he wouldn't mind if his (hypothetical) wife did it.
- Bottom: Eddie's video collection includes "Swedish Lesbians in Blackcurrant Jam!". Richie's thrilled until he reads the box and sees 'Swedish Legends in Blackcurrant Jam Making'.
- A Freaky Friday version in Boy Meets Girl, where Martin Freeman's character is trapped in a female body and gets a pleasant surprise when 'her' lesbian friend comes on to him: "And I'm a girl!!".
- In a Saturday Night Live sketch a group of frat-boys use a magical wish to see a pair of lesbian lovers getting it on... and are treated to a pair of Butch Lesbians.
- Referenced in Kyle XY:
Jessi: I can do anything Kyle can do.
Josh: Can you make out with Amanda? Cause that would be hot.
- Hilarious subversion in Skins, where JJ completely fails to realise that he's just lived through every man's fantasy. (The two girls are - for certain values of the word, at the time - a couple.)
JJ: Bit cramped in there. Me, two girls and one tent. Nightmare. You girls like to wriggle, don't you? Anyway, I need a wee and a Tic Tac.
- And played straight earlier; he also got to watch when the same two girls got high on spiked chocolate brownies at a pyjama party and made out a lot (this was before they became anything resembling a couple).
JJ: Oh my giddy, giddy, giddy... aunt.
- And played straight earlier; he also got to watch when the same two girls got high on spiked chocolate brownies at a pyjama party and made out a lot (this was before they became anything resembling a couple).
- The Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy", involves The Doctor daydreaming that Seven of Nine, B'elanna Torres, and Kathryn Janeaway are all catfighting over him.
- Subverted hilariously in an episode of Jerry Springer. A man convinces his girlfriend to have a 3-way with another girl. The girlfriend finds one and takes the camera crew to her apartment to meet her. But to the guy's horror (he's watching from the stage), the third party is a total Butch Lesbian. When the ladies come onstage, the girlfriend dumps him for her and adds that the lesbian was better in bed that one time than he ever was. But more generally, Jerry Springer audiences will cheer lesbians and boo gay men.
- In Season 5 of House, the Bi the Way Thirteen gets herself invited to the bachelor party House is planning for Chase: "If I get drunk enough, I might make out with a stripper." At the party, she does a body shot off one of the strippers (Karamel, with a K), prompting Wilson to ask her boyfriend:
Wilson: Are you okay with this?
Foreman: Okay with it? I paid fifty bucks for it.
- Foreman and Thirteen were also shown lying in bed together, with Thirteen telling him stories of her escapades with women.
- House himself is prone to this, or at least is prone to making snarky comments about watching The L Word with the sound off. He also explicitly notes, when two women (sisters, no less) start to have an argument, that they're distracting to every straight man and gay woman in the room.
- There was also an episode which featured Thirteen making out with a woman during a one night stand.
- In Red Dwarf, episode "Parallel Universe", the guys travel into a parallel universe where women are the dominant gender. Apparently, they also find man-on-man videos arousing.
- Exploited in The L Word, usually to show the hypocrisy of homophobic straight men. For instance a manager sees two of his female staff making out and immediately indulges in A Date with Rosie Palms. It's later mentioned that he fired the two after "catching" them at it.
- Averted in Season 1, when Tim catches his fiancee Jenny with Marina.
- No matter what, the show has been frequently accused of exploiting this to gain a male fanbase, which the writers and execs always defended themselves of, despite the fact it did garner a large male demographic who only watch the sex-scenes.
- Averted in the Cold Case episode "Torn", when the detectives reopen a 1919 case of a murdered woman involved in the suffrage movement. They find what appears to be a love letter from the woman to her maid. When they bring in the maid's by-that-time elderly daughter, she just laughs and says "You men love to think that, don't you?"
- In the That '70s Show episode "The Kids Are Alright", Donna and Hyde's Girl of the Week, Raquel are sitting next to each other and talking:
Raquel: I mean, just because I don't wear dresses... And, I know how to fix a car, doesn't mean I don't like to be told I'm pretty.
Donna: Wow, it's like I'm reading my own journal. I think you're pretty. I think you're really pretty.
Raquel: I think you're pretty. [touches Donna's shoulder]
Donna: [giggles] Stop!
Eric: [to Hyde] Is this really happening?
Hyde: Shh! You'll break the spell!
- In Glee, Santana and Brittany's plan for seducing Finn is to have him buy them dinner and then allow him to watch the two of them making out, and prior to that episode Brittany implied that she and Santana were in a sexual relationship. In Season 2, they were shown kissing and made explicit verbal references to more sexual contact, but Santana explains that this does not make her gay, she just needs something warm under her to properly digest her food. Glee ended up deconstructing Girl On Girl Is Hot by having Santana realize that she was legitimately in love with Brittany and confused and scared by these feelings.
- On The Daily Show, they got a bunch of Staten Island guidos to sit on as a mock Supreme Court to render a decision on Proposition 8, which would forbid same-sex marriages. The chief justice of the exercise starts the ruling with, "If two guys wanna get married, that's cool. If two chicks want to get it on, that's great", before ruling 5-4 against the proposition.
- When Blair and Serena make up after having been in a big fight in Gossip Girls third season the following exchange follows:
Chuck: If you two want to kiss... it won't count as cheating.
Serena: Creepy Chuck.
- Herman's Head. Herman and his Handsome Lech friend Jay go to a single parent group to pick up women. They start talking about their cover story.
Jay: Our wives ran off with other men.
Herman: No, our wives ran off with each other!
Jay: Ohhh yes...
Herman: We were stunned as they spent hours exploring the delights of Thai massage...
Jay: But why would we have divorced them? They could do it all they liked, as long as we were allowed to watch!
- From Mr. Sunshine, Ben's assistant sets him up with her sister. No one on this show is balanced, so it doesn't end well. The sisters start fighting.
Ben: I'm gonna go.
Heather: I should slap you.
Stephanie: I should slap you.
Ben: I'm gonna stay.
- In the Doctor Who 2011 Comic Relief special, Amy hits on herself. The Doctor is annoyed, Rory is nearly catatonic.
- Invoked in a very creepy way on Mad Men. Roger and Don are at the office with a pair of young models. Roger asks one to kiss the other. They're sisters. And sisters should be friendly.
- In The Outer Limits (1995) episode "Caught In The Act", a sleazy detective taunts the male protagonist and says his girlfriend is a slut (she's been infected with an alien parasite which sucks out people's lifeforce through sex). He angrily retorts that she would never cheat on him. The detective goes, "Oh yeah? According to her roommate, she goes both ways!" The boyfriend says eagerly, "Really?"
- This is the basis of a couple of sketches on Man Stroke Woman. In each, a guy does something to which the two women in the sketch respond "How can we thank you?", and the guy suggests that they make out.
- Possibly a reason that Irene Adler was revealed to be a lesbian in Sherlock. Throughout the episode, the only person she is shown to be sexually interested in (outside of her work, of course) is the eponymous detective. Played for laughs when Mycroft explains, while John drinks tea, that Adler has compromising photos of herself with a young, royal, female person:
Sherlock: And I assume in a number of compromising scenarios.
Mycroft: An imaginative range, we are assured.
Sherlock: John, you might want to put that cup back in its saucer now.
- In the episode of The Office where Michael accidentally outs Oscar, Michael and Dwight become interesting in learning whether any other staff members are homosexual. Michael proposes that Angela might be a lesbian, which Dwight (who is secretly having an affair with Angela) disputes. Michael comments, "Imagine Angela with another woman", which Dwight does, with a smirk.
- Sugar Rush:
- The title character uses this to get attention from men. Clubbing with Kim, a lesbian with a crush on her, she is asked by a man if they're lesbians. She replies that they are and kisses Kim, who then goes to get drinks for them, thinking they are now a couple. However, when she returns, Sugar is with the man.
- In an earlier episode, Sugar enters a relationship with a Frenchman who cannot speak English. Likewise, she can't speak French and uses Kim as a translator. When he is leaves on a bus, Sugar asks Kim what the last thing he said was. Kim lies and says that he always wanted to see two girls kiss; Sugar obliges.
- In the Farscape episode "John Quixote", the apparently-male evil controlling force of a VR game in which John and Chiana are trapped gets very creepily excited about the idea that Chiana might have to kiss a princess to "win".
- Game of Thrones plays with the trope occasionally:
- Subverted in one episode, when Tyrion hires two prostitutes to entertain Joffrey, hoping that if he can get the evil little shit laid, he'll stop torturing his poor betrothed Sansa. At first, Joffrey orders them to play with each other, but finds it boring. So instead, he commands one of them to beat the other, severely. He really is an evil little shit.
- An earlier episode plays with the trope in a different way, as Littlefinger watches and instructs two of his whores on how to make use of this trope with their clients, while simultaneously delivering what has popularly become known as Sexposition.
- Myranda and Violet use this to sexually abuse Theon as a lead up to a horrific Groin Attack.
- Averted in Midsomer Murders, at least in the episodes with Troy, a homophobe. Of course, since the women involved are rarely of the Lipstick Lesbian type...
- Echo is sent to bodyguard a beautiful female singer, and Dr Saunders goes to complain to Topher about it, saying she's only supposed to have romantic assignments. Topher quips that as Echo's last romantic assignment turned out to be dangerous, maybe this high-risk assignment will turn out to be romantic. Topher quite enjoys this idea.
- In Season 2 Claire Saunders is conducting a pelvic examination on Echo, who has a flashback memory of kissing Whiskey for the enjoyment of a male client at a masked ball.
- Justified: In "The I of the Storm", Dewey Crowe celebrates a score by hiring two hookers and having them make out with each other as a prelude for the main event. He calls it the hottest thing he's ever seen.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000:
- The robots' fondness for female wrestling and/or lesbian scenes was a running joke in the series.
- The B-movie Racket Girls, about female wrestling, is built on this trope, and riffed mercilessly by the guys.
- The characters theorize that the Catfight scene in "Manos" The Hands of Fate is the only reason the film is allowed to exist.
- Mike and the Bots get excited when two women get into bed together in The Thing That Couldn't Die.
- Annie and Britta are two hotties of the group. In "Investigative Journalism", Buddy is a guy who wants to join their study group. He reminisces about stuff that happened to them and what he was doing. One of his memories is Britta and Annie fighting in cheerleading outfits. Shortly after, they fall into a pool full of bubbles. Buddy does admit that he sleeps in class a lot, and that that memory may actually have been a dream.
- In "The Psychology of Letting Go" Annie and Britta's oil-wrestling match draws a very large crowd. The men of the study group also approve when they reconciliate and start hugging.
- Subverted in Peep Show: Jez finds out the girl he's dating, Elena, is bisexual and in a lesbian relationship. At first, he thinks it hot. But then he starts to grow jealous, especially since she seems more committed to her relationship with the other woman than theirs. Elena even agrees to her marriage proposal. He gets so jealous that at one point, he worries that he might have subconsciously tried to murder the other woman.
- Parodied in a Mad TV spoof of Brokeback Mountain which inverted the genders by making it a secret relationship between two cowgirls. Rather than facing hostility and ostracism, the women's husbands encourage the affair and even get their buddies together to watch.
- Orange Is the New Black: In season 1 Pornstache looks quite excited when he sees Alex and Piper dancing provocatively together.
- Leverage: In "The First David Job", Parker and Hardison stage a Fake-Out Make-Out while Sophie hides. Nate and Eliot hear the sounds of the make-out session over their ear-pieces. When Sophie returns, Eliot eagerly asks her which one of them Parker was making out with.
- Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl", of course, is all about this.
- The "I'm a Lesbian Too! skit" from lesbian rapper God-Des's album Reality features a drunken, male Straw Fan talking about how great lesbians are.
- On the "Words of Wisdom" track from blink-182's The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show live album—the track is mostly a collection of between-song jokes from different concerts—is the following (typically crude) exchange:
Tom: Hey, how many of you guys have girlfriends and how many of you girlfriends have guy friends?
* the crowd cheers*
Mark: And more importantly, how many of you girlfriends have girlfriends?
* the crowd cheers louder*
Tom: Because we believe in the love that exists between two vaginas!
Mark: The most special kind of love of all is the love that exists between two naked women while I watch!
- The live version of Reel Big Fish's song, "She Has a Girlfriend Now" ends with, "My girlfriend left me for another girl, and it can happen to you too, if you follow your hopes and dreams!
Scott Klopfenstein: Don't quit believing!
- Type O Negative has the "controversial" song "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend". Which may have been controversial in 1996, but seems pretty straightforward now. Given the band's sense of humor (and the actual controversies stemming from previous releases), it's likely they didn't consider it controversial.
- The MC Frontalot song, "I Heart Fags" requests that everyone be as tolerant toward homosexual relationships as Frontalot himself is. After all, the song points out, "you already think dykes are hot."
- Gleefully exploited on the Kevin Bishop Show by Karen Gillan spoofing Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl":
"This is exactly as I planned, to give minor erections.
I got a hit by flaunting this — full lesbianism.
It is not what I usually do, I just wanted Number One.
I'll be bi-curious for you, pretend girlie titilation.
I kissed a girl just to have a hit, and you lot all bloody fell for it.
I sing about girls and you'll buy it, cause it looks like I'm well up for it.
It's not that new, it's just that you like to think about it.
So I'll kiss a girl, just to sell this and you bloody fools will buy it!"
- Two thirds of "Surf City" by Jan and Dean are about two bisexual girl and one guy threesomes.
- In the video for "3", Britney Spears gyrates with men and women.
- Looking at his cover art, Ken Ashcorp believes so◊.
- "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town:
"I wanna taste her lips, yeah, 'cause the taste like you
I wanna drown myself in her perfume
I want her long blonde hair, I want her magic touch
Yeah 'cause maybe then you'd want me just as much
I got a girl crush, I got a girl crush"
- During the first few months of Eric Bischoff's run in the WWE, he seemed to enjoy booking a lot of "HLA" matches, much to Jerry Lawler's enjoyment. The crowd got into it too, chanting "HLA! HLA!" whenever the matches were booked. The meaning of HLA wasn't stated too much on the show, but it obviously stands for Hot Lesbian Action.
- A bit of history for the HLA thing. It started as nothing short of a ratings stunt, where the WWE promised they would have live "hot lesbian action" on TV, and even instructed color commentator Jerry Lawler to mention it constantly. As in, right before every commercial break. They finally brought the lesbians out. They hugged, kissed, and then came the Bait and Switch. Eric Bischoff said they weren't entertaining enough and had his goons Three Minute Warning come out and beat the girls up. Utterly ridiculous. Even worse, one of the girls was legitimately injured by Jamal, who was as rough with the girls as he was the usual male opponents who outweighed the girls by 150 pounds or so.
- At one point, Bischoff tried to convince Vince McMahon not to fire him by attempting to ply him with "bisexual lesbians". "HLA" would be brought up on occasion, usually with matches or in-ring promos involving the highly attractive Divas, the stated goal being to arouse the male audience.
- There was an angle around 2003 which, for reasons not relevant to the trope, Dawn Marie had forced Torrie Wilson to go to a hotel room with her. They kissed and we got a fade to black. What makes this a valid example of this trope is that according to Torrie, when they were filming it, most of the roster crowded around the set to watch.
- Alexis Laree had came to Ring of Honor because it was an extra serious promotion and she was ready to get away from this sort of thing. Unfortunately for her, ROH had a working relationship with JAPW and soon enough, Allison Danger of the exotico "Christopher Street Connection" had set her sights on Laree and was uninterested in Laree not sharing her attraction. It should be noted though, the men in the connection (Mace and Buff E) got pops for kissing other men just as Danger did Laree.
- While Mickie James was with the WWE, she would sometimes flicker into being a lesbian, and her finishing move of kicking the other girl in the face would become kissing the other girl to momentarily stun her, and then kicking her in the face. It never lasted for long, for some reason, but it was always extremely popular with the fans.
- One of the main reasons why the TNA stable The Beautiful People was so popular is because of the subtle teasing between Angelina Love and Velvet Sky (they've never kissed onscreen).
- When Angelina Love and Winter got together, this got subverted, since the audience tends to boo them for being heels no matter what they do (Angelina and Winter have kissed onscreen without stopping the boos).
- Subverted in Ohio Valley Wrestling, where Taeler Hendrix and Heidi Lovelace were in a lesbian relationship but never kissed in public until after their relationship had come to an end. Hendrix was a manipulative giggling villain Lovelace's kiss showed she was over her.
- Exploited by Seleziya Sparx during the unauthorized ROH A Night Of Hoopla during the "pants off dance off" competition, where Scarlet Bordeaux and Valerie Malone competed to impress the judge but Sparx invaded the space of a woman in the audience. It didn't work, as the as crowd overwhelmingly favored Malone, but Sparx did managed to avoid getting booed like Bordeaux...and then really averted when Davey Richards, believing he had to defend the promotion's dignity, showed all three of them up.
- The crowd constantly chants "Kiss! Kiss!" whenever Madison Rayne and Brittany interact.
- Twilight Sparkle's Secret Shipfic Folder has the card "Shining Armor Approves Of This Experiment." Oddly enough, it's a goal card, and since the whole game is supposedly Twilight writing fanfics...
- Advanced V.G.: Yuuki's character bio states that she's a lesbian, who found the idea of a women's only competition to be too good to resist, since the loser of each match has to strip. So it gives her the perfect excuse to see as many naked women's bodies as possible and she's hoping to hook up with one of them. Specifically: 17 year old Satomi Yajima, who, unfortunately for Yuuki, is straight.
- When the Player Character in Fallout 3 reaches Girdershade, the only two inhabitants are Sierra, a Nuka Cola chugging woman, and Ronald, the man who desperately wants to sleep with her. Ronald will confront you after you leave Sierra's house, and female PCs with the "Black Widow" perk can drop some hints that if Ronald helps you with Sierra's quest, he can bed the both of you. This causes Ronald to abandon all reason and charge headlong across the Wasteland to his death.
- Mass Effect:
- In Mass Effect 2, if you complete both Jack and Miranda's loyalty quests, they will have a potentially violent confrontation. When reccomending you go down to do something about it, Joker's parting comment is "Take pictures!"
- In the "Lair of the Shadow Broker" DLC, at the start of the reconciliation scene with Liara, she mentions seeing Joker. If you are playing a female Shepard, she goes on to say that Joker asked if the two of you would be reenacting scenes from Vaenia (an in-universe vid starring some glamorous asari, implied to be porn or at least the equivalent of R-rated).
- In a meta-example, some web commenters blame the minor controversy over Mass Effect 3 allowing a male Shepard to romance a same-sex partner on this, noting that nobody seemed to be complaining about FemShep romancing Liara T'Soni, Kelly Chambers, or Samantha Traynor, the first of whom has been present since the start of the series. One commenter on GameSpot put it as follows: "There's a Double Standard. Girl On Girl Is Hot. Guy on guy is not."
- Dragon Age: Origins has Oghren, who most definitely believes this. If questioned about how he felt about his wife Branka and her lover Hespith, he'll initially be disgruntled but eventually state he'll be in his tent, and if a female Warden sleeps with a female "worker" at the Pearl brothel while he's in the party, his approval will go up more than with any other pairing. He'll also interrupt, saying he had the "wrong room".
- If the Warden is female and romantically interested in both Alistair and Leliana, the former will comment that his beloved's relationship with the latter is 'hot', even as he insists that she choose between the two of them. He also points out that 'most other guys would think he was crazy' for insisting on it.
- If, as female, you agree to go to bed with Pirate Girl Isabela, he will wonder aloud if he's dreaming. If you're with Leliana and make it a threesome (or add Zevran or Alistair to make it a foursome), Oghren will faint.
- In Leliana's Song DLC, the male party members Tug and Sketch look very interested whenever Marjolaine starts hitting on Leliana.
- When the Templar guarding the ferry to the Circle of Magi expresses interest in her, Leliana awkwardly turns him down by claiming to be a "poetess". She ends up turning it to the party's advantage.
Carroll: I've never met a poetess... The other men sometimes tell stories about them... when the Knight-Commander isn't around, of course... he doesn't abide that sort of talk.
Leliana: Pah. The stories sheltered templars tell will pale in comparison to mine. Would you like to hear my tales of debauchery and excess?
Carroll: Yes!... Please...?
Leliana: I'm sure we could talk on that long, dull boat ride across the lake, yes?
- Dragon Age II - Gamlen's reaction to your romance with Isabela as a female Hawke is to ask for details, which comes off as more than a little creepy considering you're his niece.
- In Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Cécile gets kidnapped by an out-and-proud lesbian who gives her personal sponge baths every day. When she gets rescued, she teases Snake about this, mistaking his interest in her well-being for this trope. "Would you like to hear about all the horrible things she did to me~?"
- A side quest in Fable III has your hero getting pulled into a tabletop game by some RPG geeks/amateur wizards who task you with rescuing a princess from an evil baron. After you defeat the baron, the princess offers you a kiss, and the geeks will be especially enthusiastic about this if your hero is female.
"Two girls kissing, isn't that kind of a cliche?"
"An incredibly hot cliche."
- Played with in Medieval II: Total War. On the one hand, a Princess who picks up the "Potentially Confused" trait will receive a bonus to Charm, making her more likely to convince other nations' family members to marry her and join your faction. On the other hand, if that trait develops into "Prefers Women," the Princess will have penalties to both Charm and the odds she'll bear children.
- Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix: Hana and Rain use this trope to sneak into the upper floors of the Wing Chun Tower. This scene, along with the ads at the time, made the game rather infamous.
- Fire Emblem Fates has Soleil when she's not the one hoping to be on a receiving end, contrasting her Spear Counterpart Nina.
- In Emi's route in Katawa Shoujo, Emi ends up giving Rin her cold. Hisao wonders whether he'll get it as well, given that he and Emi were pretty close yesterday, including having a pillow fight and her sleeping on him. Which makes him wonder...
Hisao: So what did she and Rin do that got her ill?
Hisao: Steady on, old lad. Don't go down that road.
- Prince Gaston of The Royal Trap is all too enthusiastic about getting Madeleine and his maid Colette into bed together, and makes it clear that he'd love to watch.
- Deconstructed in Deiz. In one ending your character is witnessing one girl raping another, and doesn't do anything because it's hot.
- This popped up in General Protection Fault when Sharon and Ki got in a Catfight due to a conflict of authority. As Trent put it "Don't let them stop - I'll go get a pair of bikinis and some jell-o!" For added visual gag value, he shows up carrying jell-o and bikinis right after they've stopped...
- Turns up in the Death Note fancomics by Silent Reaper, where Takada and Misa get into a catfight.
- Duncan in Niels is at one point determined to set up Natalie (his wife) with another woman.
- Johnny Danger comments on the lightsaber duel between the gruff and cynical Dr. Belinda Reines and Darth Tiffany in Legostar Galactica by wanting to get Jello involved, or at least have them get down and dirty in the mud of Dagobah. His crew mates tell him that it's not that kind of catfight.
- The One Guy in Crossroads of Booger County turns out to be a Yuri Fan; since the other four main characters are a lesbian, a Transparent Closet case, a proclaimed straight woman who spent much of college in a lesbian relationship, and his murdered girlfriend, this has some ramifications.
- Books Don't Work Here. When Robin is pimping out her roommate on the page called the benefit of having friends Sparky asked weather her girlfriend is a girl and a friend or a girl on girl friend.
- Reynardine from Gunnerkrigg Court asks if the two female leads are about to kiss after a tender make-up because he "would be interested in watching". In his case, it's notable because he's a demon (well, sort of - it's complicated) and the girls in question are about twelve, although he may have said it just to get a rise out of them, but the fact that it's later revealed he's sort of in love with one of them may mean he said it out of a jealousy.
- And when Kat reveals that she's in a relationship with Paz, Reynardine takes a few seconds to process this before opening his mouth with a stupid grin on his face. She stomps on him before he can say something stupid.
- El Goonish Shive:
- Played with in the non-continuity story "Goonmanji". And subverted rather hilariously, as well.
- Teen Genius Tedd is more or less the incarnation of this trope... except, apparently, when one of the girls involved happens to be his own cousin. The Westermark Effect is a cruel, cruel mistress, although there is a fan theory that Tedd is simply in denial about finding his own cousin attractive, hence the unconvincingly exaggerated response.
- When Duck, one of the comic shop regulars, learns that Nanase and Ellen are in a relationship, he immediately reports this to his friends:
Duck: You know how we all dreamed of dating Nanase someday? That dream is dead, but something magical has taken its place.
- Parodied in Planet Zebeth when Kraid witnesses a deathmatch between two Samii. A moment later, the pair mysteriously find a swimming pool full of mud, and decide to chuck the whole deathmatch thing. It's all a daydream, of course, as a nearby minion rudely informs him.
"I don't know... but being in here makes me want to wrestle rather than just blast you..."
"No... I just want to make out with you instead."
"Yes! Let's make out!"
- Averted when Lisa and Monette's relationship hits a rough patch and Lisa gets angsty about it at work. When she leaves to talk to Monette, one of her coworkers, an older man, remarks, "Just when I finally concoct the perfect lesbian fantasy about those two, they go and spoil it all by being people."
- One comic shows that God likes Him some girl-on-girl. The only reason He even said homosexuality was a sin was to Batman Gambit lesbians into having more sex just to spite Him.
Angel: Uh, God? I think two lesbians are having sex down there, hoping you'll watch.
God: This whole "homosexuality angers God" business gets me more awesome private shows than anything else I've tried. What hair color they got?
Angel: Both are redheads, sir.
God: Mmmmm... Jehovah like.
- The subject of a running gag, with its two succubi that Devil uses to try and seduce Slick to (further?) evil with their girl-on-girl shenanigans. (One of them — Fuschia — has since fallen in mushy love with Criminy after being purified by Jesus and imperfectly restored to evil by Devil.)
- This page where Slick witnesses Monique hitting on a girl.
- Penny Arcade:
- Kevin from Anime News Nina was revealed to be one.
- Loserz features this at one point, with Jodie and Alice getting into a brawl over Eric (specifically, Alice (Eric's girlfriend) didn't trust Jodie (Eric's best female friend) one bit) while at the movies. Before Eric breaks the fight up, this trope is in full play, including a couple of movie theater workers grabbing some popcorn.
- And then when Jodie confesses to Ben that she's had sex with Jesse, his response is that he doesn't know whether to get really angry or go jerk off for about five hours.
- There is also this strip, where Jodie plans to purposely invoke this trope.
- In a guest strip in Sluggy Freelance, Zoë and Gwynn cajole Torg and Riff into cleaning the house by promising that they're going to kiss once it's clean.
- Averted in this Mountain Time, as the lesbians shown are as boring as any other couple.
- This Dinosaur Comics. T-Rex re a lesbian wedding: "We'll get to see them KISS!"
- In Sexy Losers, when Mr. Shibata's wife starts an affair with a 18-year old girl, his response is to install video cameras in her bedroom.
- In The Space Between, Frank most definitely agrees, as evidenced in this strip. By Word of God, the pale color is all the blood in his body heading south.
- This Misfile strip. Cassiel and Jenny Jr. get into a fight, and a security guard thinks it's hot.
- Last Res0rt had Addy forcefully kissing Jigsaw out of the clear blue on one page, and you can practically hear Jason Squee!. Slick and White Noise are also visible in the background, but are more shocked than anything else.
- Brent from PvP. When Jade's sister Miranda appears, Brent assumes she is someone Jade has found/hired to fulfil his fantasy of watching Jade get it on with another woman.
- Vampire Cheerleaders: During the "Adventures in Space... and Time?!" arc, Zoe becomes so emotional after reuniting with Suki, that she lays one on her. Then tackles her to the ground and starts humping her leg in front of everyone at Lita World. All the male attendees start cheering and snapping cellphone pictures of it, despite Suki's protests.
- The Order of the Stick:
- In "Blame the Hormones", Belkar sees Roy (who has been transformed into a woman) hug Haley, and asks for a repeat so he can "capture the mental image for later".
- Played with in "Double Your Entendre, Double Your Fun"; even if we don't know if V is a female, the guys are sure s/he and Haley are talking about their respective set of tits, comparing them and going so far as touching them. And most of them are quite interested.
- Also much later, Elan has to make out with a female villain in order to escape, and he promises that Haley can do the same with any recurring villain she likes later to get even. That particular strip's title is "We Recommend Tsukiko".
- Robin of Shortpacked! has used the tactic of making out with another woman for public display as a means to some elaborate end (this, of course, before she entered seriously into a relationship with a lesbian).
- While a medical student was treating Spinnerette's injuries, Sahira tells him that she shared an upside-down kiss with the new superheroine. This (along with her ample assets) was a way to keep him from getting too nosey.
- 9th Elsewhere: Note that this takes place during a non-storyline, joke strip.
Carmen: Besides, thanks to all the wonderful boys I've met in my short but ostentatiously miserable life time, I play for a different team now. If you know what I mean.
Eiji: Well, there's my happy thought for the day!
- One possible explanation for the (fictional) publisher of Jet Dream being open to implied lesbianism while eschewing depictions of male homosexuality (even if the males look just like cute girls.)
- Very prevalent in La Mouette Noire. Mara, the main character, has many such encounters.
- This trope is the basis for quite a bit of Fanservice in Ménage à 3, and is also effectively invoked in-setting by some of the characters from time to time (as, for example, when Zii shows Gary a video to prove that she once made out with Amber, and Gary asks enthusiastically for more proof). However, it should be noted that a lot of stuff is considered hot in this setting; it's a broad-minded comic with a good-looking cast.
- In Ensign Sue Must Die, Empress Sue tries to show off how evil she is... by making out with Uhura. Kirk declares that he likes this Sue better. Two sequels later, Chekov concurs:
Chekov: [with hearts in his eyes] That vas the best thing I've ever seen.
- This page from Mystic Revolution.
- Torn to pieces, alongside Bait-and-Switch Lesbians, on the webshow That's Gay.
Brian: A straight girl kissing women is what's really exciting, let's face it — Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" went number one for a reason. Because nobody wants to hear a full time resident of vag-town sing this:
Woman with acoustic guitar: I kissed a girl and I liked it/Makes sense cause I'm a lesbian/ I kissed a girl and I liked it/Makes sense cause I like to kiss girls...
[men in background walk away disgusted]
- Moviebob goes further than just finding girl-on-girl action hot, and suggests that Girls Love "from a story perspective makes for great improvement in terms of dramatic relatability" and that Titanic (1997) might have been improved by swapping out Leonardo DiCaprio for Gina Gershon "and not just visually". It seems he even thought that lesbianism renders men obsolete:
I figured that was the end of the line as far as my prospective future with the opposite sex was concerned... If they can be "with" each other now (yes, "now", as far as a sixth grader knew this was a brand new invention) what the hell will they want with us? As if I needed to be more insecure. To this day, I don't really grasp why any woman sleeps with any man, period.
- Diamanda Hagan (herself a lesbian, so she at least has justification) has been known to kill when lesbian teasing isn't followed through.
- Vamp You, a vampire porn site, lives on this trope. Most of the female vampires fit the trope for Depraved Bisexual. And, like this trope, gay male vampires are unseen.
- Hilariously averted in Chip Cheezum's Retsupurae video "Yowie wowie!!!" Most of the video consists of two girls kissing, but they're dressed up as Naruto and Sasuke acting out a Slash Fic.
- Pointed out more than once by Phase of the Whateley Universe. He's commented on this when he goes to talk to Zenith and finds Zenith 'busy' with Sahar. He's brought it up when Fey is necking with Bugs, and when Chaka is hanging with Riptide. He dislikes it when people bring it up by talking about him and Vox, however, because while he looks like a hot brunette, he's decidedly male between the ears (and elsewhere).
- In this video Lesbian Mountain. Why yes, it is a parody of Brokeback Mountain, of course. Two cowgirls find love with each other and face prejudice because...actually, they don't. Everyone thinks it's the hottest thing ever.
- In the "Realistic Sobriety Tests" video, one of the non-standard tests is to introduce a 20-something female drunk driver to "Lisa, an art major with a very open attitude to her sexuality". When they then drunkenly start making out, both of the cops and even the guy who was hit by the car (still lying on the ground with broken bones and covered in his own blood) try to catch a glimpse.
- In the Fairy Tale Friday version of Beauty and the Beast, Belle walks in on the beast watching lesbian porn. She takes it as an opportunity to improve his mind by recommending Blue Is the Warmest Color.
- In "An Intervention for MySpace", everyone goes nuts when TMZ and The Superficial start making out.
- The Honest Trailers video for Maleficent has the narrator's Alternate Aesop Interpretation of the movie:
Narrator: If your movie comes after Frozen, true love only exists between two girls. [beat] Aw...yeah.
- The Cinema Snob expressed a little disappointment that parts of the Messalina/Agrippina sex scene were cut in Caligula II: Messalina, Messalina. He notes that it's usually out of character for him to complain about a movie he hates being shorter than it could have been, but come on, two chicks were having sex!
- Justified in Kakos Industries episode 25. After Hailey Solomonari joins Melantha's company, Corin tries to ignore it seeing how he's had sex twice with the former and hates/lusts after the latter in a complicated relationship. That is, until they interrupt his broadcast like two teenagers at a sleepover] just so Melantha can rub it in.
Corin: is that all? Can I go now?Melantha: Of course that's not all!Hailey: Corin, I'm naked! WOOOOOOOOOO!Melantha: That's entirely her choice! I'm not making her do anything!Hailey: It's a new thing I've been trying! Melantha is super supportive of all of my decisions.Corin: Please, can we not do this right now?Melantha: There's more! I wanted to tell you that Hailey and I have now done things together. In a sexual fashion.Corin: You mean you had sex?Melantha: Oh yes, we did that, and we did some other things. And we did some other things still, and those things were really, really good.Hailey: Oh my Evil, so good!Melantha: I think we've done just about everything there is to do, really. You know, all the sexy things. Naughty things. Physical things. The kind where we touch. Erotically.Hailey: Almost everything. We haven't done-Melantha: Silence!
- In an episode of American Dad!, when they are discussing bullying, Francine tells Stan about a time she got bullied at school: in the locker room during a shower that involved the bullies rubbing her so hard with soap and such they left red marks. Then it cuts to a shot of Stan sitting with his jacket on his lap.
- In the first episode of the Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show, responding to an "anything we can do" query, Cleveland asks if Lois & Bonnie can make out—they do, to the shocked enjoyment of the men.
- You'd be forgiven for looking at early promotional material of Drawn Together and thinking that the show is entirely about Foxxy Love french-kissing Princess Clara. In-universe, their kiss was popular enough to get an audio book read by Droopy Dog.
- Family Guy:
"God. He knows what turns you on!"
- Quagmire, Peter, and every straight male in Quahog are obviously big fans of this. This trope was parodied in a beer commercial that Lois was watching which had two bikini babes drinking beer and making out. Lois remarks "Oh, that is such a male fantasy! Women drinking beer..."
- A notable example in one episode is when Peter and company tries out a new bar to "act like idiots" in, and realizes that they're the only guys there. Quagmire is quick to assume that the 2 girls making out by the disk are "practicing" but Cleveland, being the sharp one in the bunch, points out that "I don't think they're practicing". This reveal is followed by his 3 friends exclaiming "oh" four times in a row, squeezing into that short statement how their minds go through the states of; standing corrected, realizing what was just said, joyfully approving of the information that the statement implicated and, finally, dismay at the fact that the information is of no value to them... Still doesn't stop Quagmire from trying though.
- In an another episode, Meg pretends to be a lesbian, because that way the lesbian community in her school accepts her. Peter's reaction is "That is awesome!" and Chris and Quagmire try to film her with her girlfriend - despite the fact that she's normally treated as being utterly repulsive.
- The episode where Peter is sent to Sensitivity Training and comes back as a Straw Feminist. Watching Lois and the sensitivity training instructor have a Cat Fight snaps him out of it.
- The episode "Stew-Roids" with Bonnie asks Lois to put suntan lotion on her back; she removes her bra and Lois removes her shirt. A hole in the fence appears, and we realizes it's Quagmire and another hole in the fence appears around his groin area.
- Then, there is the banned episode where Lois meets her college friend, whom she experimented with. Peter's first reaction is to thank God.
- Farnsworth and Bender in the movie Bender's Game like this trope; or at least, their fantasy alter-egos Greyfarn the Wizard and Titanius Anglesmith, Fancy Man of Cornwood are. To clarify, the alter-egos of Leela and Amy, Leegolas the Centaur and Gynecaladriel, the Queen of the Water Nymphos were making out because Leegolas saved Gynecaladriel's life, and Greyfarn and Titanius spared a moment from their task of saving the the universe to watch.
- In the episode "Love and Rocket", the Planet Express ship gets a new, female personality and Bender starts to date "her". When Fry tries to wash the ship, Bender shoves him away, but when Amy does it in a bikini, he watches approvingly.
- In the Gargoyles episode "High Noon", Coldstone (or rather, his evil persona, Iago) and Macbeth are watching a wrestling match between Elisa and a (barely clothed) human Demona. The line bellow takes on a double meaning when the Weird Sisters reveal the whole battle was, in fact, a diversion. Takes on a triple meaning when you realize Macbeth can feel everything Demona does.
Coldstone: Well, this is diverting.
Macbeth: You don't know the half of it.
- The Simpsons:
- In the episode "How The Test Was Won", Homer fantasizes about Marge kissing Lindsey Neagle.
- Subverted in an earlier episode, when Homer and Ned accidentally marry floozies in Las Vegas whilst drunk. Homer suggests to Ned the next day that having two wives could have its advantages, and we cut to his fantasy of Marge and the Vegas lady doing the yardwork while Homer lounges on the hammock. Even in the fantasy, Marge says lasciviously "You know Homer, there's so much more that two wives could do for you..." to which he replies "I hear digging, but I don't hear chopping!"
- Averted in the episode "Fear of Flying" where Homer tries to find a new bar. One scene shows him standing in a crowd of women saying, "There's something bothering me about this place... *gasp* This lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit! Enjoy your death trap, ladies!"
- Stripperella gives the Kiss of Life to a supermodel who bloats up to enormous size and falls in a swimming pool (It Makes Sense in Context... somewhat) leading one onlooker to state that if the supermodel looked like she did five minutes ago, that scene would look really hot.