6 of TV's Newest Female Friendships—and the Lesbian Continuum


By Chloe Fitzpatrick

A look at some of the greatest roles being written for TV and the web today

New Girl: Jess & Cece


Since they were just little girls, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Cece (Hannah Simone) have been best friends. For years, Jess has been rolling her eyes at Cece and asking her not to “do her usual thing” when dudes are around and Cece has most likely been rolling her eyes at Jess tap dancing and playing the ukulele all over the place. (But, we’re done hating on Zooey Deschanel by now, right? I’m sorry I brought it up.) They annoy each other as any two people sharing a life together would, but they could each stand to be a little more like the other. Their opposite characteristics often serve as life lessons.

Awkward Black Girl: J and Cece


Now let's step away from the mainstream network offerings and take a look at where things are bubbling up on the fringes. J and Cece, pals in the web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, are two socially awkward young women of color just trying to navigate being social in a normal way. Cece is a little bit more confident than J and often helps her best friend with dating advice, helpful or not. Check out this episode where Cece helps J prepare for her first “white date” and get ready to (hopefully) see this pair on a HBO series based on the web series soon.

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