- Fan-Preferred Couple: Most fanfiction about this film on Archive of Our Own has Viola and Olivia ending up together rather than with their respective love interests, Duke and Sebastian. This is mostly due to flirting and build-up occuring between them rather than between Olivia and Sebastian. It also stems from fans feeling that Viola and Olivia have more chemistry than Duke and Viola.
- Les Yay: Olivia and Viola, of course. Yeah, Olivia ends up with Sebastian in the end, but all that flirting, chemistry, and affection was between her and Viola, not him.
YMMV / She's the Man