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Which Other Women in Literature Need a Sassy Gay Friend?

Just in case Brian Gallivan needs tips on which other literary ladies, besides Ophelia and Juliet, need a sassy gay best friend to keep them from killing themselves or inflicting other senseless harm because of some breeder guy, Flavorwire has a list of 10 damsels in distress. The one we most agree is deserving of Gallivan’s shoulder: Anna Karenina, whose gay would’ve kept her from marrying that Alexei Karenin fellow.

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  • Qjersey

    Madame Bovary really needed a kick in the ass from a Sassy Gay Friend. “Girl you married and doctor and all you do is bitch about how bored you are”

    Hated that selfish bitch and the bigger bitch who gave me a C in junior year english because I dissed Madame Thing in my thesis.

  • Chitown Kev


    That’s a good one.

    I would say Electra, all she really does in the versions of all three Greek playwrights is whine, whine, whine, when she needs to be reading her momma. A good gay male friend by her side would have helped her with that.

    Oh, as while we’re on the Shakespeare tip, as independent as Desdemona is, she really needed a queen for a friend to see straight through that alleged other queen (had long debates in my Shakespeare class on whether Iago was gay or not) that was trying to steal her HUSBAND, Othello.

  • Aaron

    I just read Anna Karenina and its so true that she needed a gay in her life.

  • Rashid


    And…Antigone as well.

  • Chitown Kev



    Depends on whether you want the gay man to be “the evil queen” that reads and cuts everybody (Lady MacBeth definitely did NOT need that) or the type of gay man to take her out a little more (yeah, she could have used that).

    Now Isabel Archer in Henry James’ “Portrait of a Lady” could have used a gay buddy; she was such a drip; all prim and proper, running away the good men.

  • That Bitch Téa Delgado

    John O’Hara’s “Andrea” had a sassy gay friend and she still throws herself out of a window. Sorry, spoiler.

  • Klarth

    @Chitown Kev: LMAO You know you right.

    Actually, the more I think about this, the more I like this Sassy Gay Friend concept.

  • Klarth

    How about Medea. Jason put her through all kinds of drama. Used her to solve all his problems, then married another bitch? No wonder she snapped. Sassy gay friend could have redirected her before she started slashing up people.

  • Nada

    Bella from Twilight.
    Need I say more?

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