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Basic Trope: In order to boost Ratings, a show features a passionate kiss between two female characters who might not normally be inclined to kiss.

  • Straight: Alice and Betty kiss at the end of the Season Finale of Prime Time Soap.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Betty actually have a sex scene at the end of the Season Finale of Prime Time Soap.
  • Downplayed: In the Season Finale of Prime Time Soap, Betty flirts with Alice and winks at her.
  • Justified:
    • Alice and Betty have been playing a game of Will They or Won't They? all season, possibly all series long.
    • The series actually is geared towards a primarily LGBT audience.
    • The series is part of the Yuri Genre.
    • Alice and Betty are Kissing Under the Influence
  • Inverted:
  • Gender Inverted: Alex and Bob share a passionate kiss at the end of the Season Finale of Prime Time Soap because Guy-on-Guy Is Hot.
  • Subverted:
    • Betty goes in for the kiss, but Alice turns so that the kiss lands on her cheek instead of her lips.
    • Alice and Betty used to be just friends, and become...mortal enemies.
    • Alice and Betty have been in a relationship from the get-go.
  • Double Subverted:
    • The kiss is still played up for all it's worth.
    • They still have a lot of Foe Romance Subtext, and share a kiss when they finally reconcile at the end of the series, of course following a Cat Fight.
  • Parodied:
    • Right after the kiss, Alice and Betty move in together and/or get married.
    • Alternately, Alice wipe her mouth out with soap because Betty didn't brush first: much to the former's disgust.
    • Alice and Betty are Heterosexual Life-Partners who have never questioned their sexualities. Nevertheless, an Author Avatar of the writer repeatedly tries to force the couple's mouths together.
  • Advertisement:
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice and Betty don't kiss at any point in the series.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Alice and Betty are on an in-universe show, and suggest this as a way to get more viewers.
  • Exploited: Alice and Betty were a gay couple from the start of the series, but the writersdid not have them openly embrace untill this episode.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: "So...Alice and Betty aren't just Heterosexual Life-Partners anymore?"
  • Conversed: "Eh, they're just trying to cater to those seeking Fanservice."

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