Top 5 Female Friendships We Are Thankful For

In the entertainment world, supportive female friendships are underrated. It seems like Hollywood thrives on writing types of women who are constantly choosing their boyfriend over their best friend. After a while these simplistic stereotypes of female friendships get annoying and exhausting. But it seems like there might be some light at the end of the tunnel; within the past couple of years healthy female friendships seem to be gaining a voice in the entertainment industry. Because of this movement I decided to name the Top 5 female friendships we all should be thankful for. 

1. Taystee and Poussey

This friendship alone is at least 65% of the reason why it takes less than a week to binge watch both seasons of Orange is the New Black. Taystee and Poussey are the ultimate dynamic duo of all dynamic duos, and even though they hit some rough patches last season (screw Vee) and have had some romantic differences, they showed us that in the end you show up for your friend no matter what. Long live the Queen Bees of Litchfield Penitentiary!

2. Meredith Grey and Christina Yang

Owen Hunt once called them the “twisted sisters,” but to us they’re the women who taught the world what “my person” really means. They showed us that there is nothing more important than finding a friend that completely understands you, and accepts or at least deals with every weird and scary thing about you. Meredith and Christina have survived marriages, mothers, infants, bombs, shootings, floods, helicopter/ferry crashes and hundreds of surgeries, and that’s why they will always survive in our hearts (no matter what you do to Christina this season Shonda). 

3. Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen

The only thing as regal and dramatic as this friendship is the names that are a part of it. Serena and Blair showed each one of us how to rule the Upper East Side with an iron fist. While this friendship was nowhere near perfect (with a minimum of two backstabs every season, it wasn’t even close) it still remains close to our hearts. Serena and Blair taught us some of the most important things in life. 1) No boy is worth your friendship (even Chuck Bass) and 2) always dress your best.

4. Rory Gilmore and Paris Geller 

I spent half of my childhood sitting in front of ABC Family watching Rory and Paris duke it out at Chilton and Yale. Whether it was over being HBIC of the Yale Daily News or just who had the highest grade in Bio, if it was academic Rory and Paris were in competition. But that’s what was great about them, they hated each other but became friends in the end. They were the classic example of high school enemies that turned into unstoppable BFFs. Rory and Paris taught us how much more kick a** being friends with your fellow smart girl is than fighting with them.

5. Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins

Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins are what every friendship should aspire to be. Supportive, encouraging, and not afraid to hand out some tough love, they are what true friendship is about. From the flu to the campaign trail, throughout Parks and Rec, Leslie and Ann stuck through it all. Their friendship is one for the history books, it was nothing short of epic and you’re lying if you said you didn’t ugly cry like a baby when Ann left us all.