Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. The first Golden Age of television in the s brought livelier programs like I Love Lucy , which paved the way for decades of situational comedies based on family drama and interpersonal relationships. Despite covering a broad swath of the human experience, it would take years for TV to finally reflect the fact that not all relationships are heterosexual. Hot l Baltimore and Soap also featured gay characters; however, they were never shown being intimate. It would take until for an NBC procedural to feature what was considered to be the first lesbian kiss on commercial network television.
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Officially, it was a episode of 21 Jump Street which saw two women kiss, but the camera cut off their actual lips, thus not really showing the kiss at all. A Law , in which bisexual lawyer C. J briefly kisses her female colleague Abby Perkins on the lips. A romance between the two women never really happened as Abby left the show and C. J eventually got a boyfriend though her ex girlfriend did show up briefly before being written off of the show altogether.
How The First Lesbian Kiss On American Television Changed TV Forever
Usually the kisses were between straight women, or a straight character and a guest actress playing a lesbian or bisexual character. The introduction of these characters enticed a right-wing fundamentalist protest campaign. Although L.
The " lesbian kiss episode " is a subgenre of the media portrayal of lesbianism in American television media, created in the s. Beginning in with a kiss on the American L. Law series' episode " He's a Crowd " between C.