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Your First Gay Girl TV Crush

Your First Gay Girl TV Crush

We polled some of the SheWired staff, writers and friends to come up with a composite list of the female TV stars who inspired first crushes. From the popular choice: 'Sam Micelli' (Alyssa Milano) on Who's the Boss to an old school favorite:Bionic Woman (Lindsay Wagner), plus Katie Holmes, Eliza Dushku and Alysson Hannigan.  Take a look at these memorable, crush-worthy women and let us know who first made your heart leap!

For the last generation or two being raised by the TV was pretty much par for the course. Straight, gay or otherwise identified, chances are, as a youngster you might have felt the first stirrings of attraction for someone you saw during countless hours of TV viewing.

We polled some of the SheWired staff, writers and friends to devise a composite list of the female TV stars who comprised their first crush. While many agreed with Sarah Paulson, who recently revealed to SheWired in her first ever interview with the gay press that Alyssa Milano, aka ‘Sam Micelli’ on Who’s The Boss, was her first girl-crush, the responses included some pretty surprising televised babes. Take a look at these memorable, crush-worthy and a bit random, women and let us know who first made your heart leap!


‘Jo’ on The Facts of Life

Tough girl with a ponytail and a jock affectation? Please, Nancy McKeon was practically cruising for lesbian crushes!

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‘Reba the Mail Lady’ on Pee-wee’s Playhouse


For one SW co-worker, the word of the day was “HOT” whenever S. Epatha Merkerson made an appearance on the seminal kiddie show.

 

‘Sam Micelli’ on Who’s the Boss


She may have gone on to be a major babe and Maxim magazine pin up, but lesbians knew way back when she was just a too-cute tomboy that Alyssa Milano was a total dream girl!

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‘Faith’ on Buffy the Vampire Slayer


In the grand tradition of butt-kicking brunette bad girls Eliza Dushku is number one with a bullet to lesbian TV fans. Before she went all secret op’s on Dollhouse she straddled, choked and beat down Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Hot was an understatement.



‘Willow’ on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

How many of you melted the first time you saw cute as a button Alyson Hannigan in all her nerdy glory on BTVS? Ultimate bonus: she would go on to fulfill a million gay girl’s dreams when Willow came out and fell in a very sexy, bewitching love with Tara (Amber Benson) in season 4.

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‘Joey Potter’ on Dawson’s Creek

Long before a weirdo named Cruise got to her, Katie Holmes was the freshest face girl on the Creek. While she went back and forth between Dawson and Pacey, we would have greatly preferred to see the outspoken girl next door hook up with her college roomie, Audrey (Busy Phillips).


‘Jamie Sommers’ on The Bionic Woman

As a tennis-pro ‘rebuilt’ with amplified hearing, a greatly strengthened right arm and enhanced legs, enabling her to run faster than a speeding car, they had to know lesbians would fall hard for the super-strong and super-gorgeous Lindsay Wagner.

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‘Nancy Drew’ on The Nancy Drew Mystery Hour

Move over Veronica Mars, not only did Pamela Sue Martin look super foxy while solving mysteries first, but she eventually left the show after they combined it with The Hardy Boys, believing female protagonists could carry a series. She courted more crushes as the sexy, spoiled Fallon Carrinton Colby later on Dynasty.

 

'Diana Prince' on Wonder Woman

What TV top babes list could be complete without that spinning sex pot of justice played by Lynda Carter? We all wanted to be tied up in the blue-eyed beauties 'Lasso of Truth' for a little one-on-one time with the premier super heroine.

So who was your first TV crush?

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