Natalie & Mila, Kristen & Dakota, and Glee's Cheerios Experiment
Teen and twentysomething female characters were hooking up this year all over both the big and small screens. Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning were the first to explore the Sapphic side this year when they appeared in an eponymous film about the 1970s girl punk rock group,
. Stewart took on the role of Joan Jett while Fanning played Cherie Curie, and their drug-fueled hotel romp made headlines well before the movie's March release. Though it didn't get too raunchy (since Stewart said their age difference prevented
" were likely pleased.
Next up, after many teases during the show's first season,
's leading Cheerios Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera) finally got physical, earning the portmanteau Brittana and causing jaws to drop with a
comment on primetime network TV.
And finally, there's the current lesbian rendezvous in Darren Aronofsky's Oscar-bait drama
, featuring rival ballerinas played by Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman.
Kunis told Parade
the scene was not an intended attention-grabber. "We were just hoping that people would walk away after seeing the movie not just isolating in their memory that scene when we have sex," she explained. "I think it's important to the story. It wasn't done for shock value."