“Rizzoli And Isles” Is The Gayest Non-Gay Show On Television

This TNT drama features a homicide detective and medical examiner duo with crazy chemistry. Just friends? Psh, okay.

1. Thanks to the blatant on-screen chemistry between Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon, Rizzoli and Isles has become a need-to-watch lesbian show…with no lesbians in sight.

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2. And the creators of the show are completely aware of this.

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3. Writer Janet Tamaro told TV Guide:

“The lesbian theory endlessly amuses me, and it amuses the cast. Rizzoli and Isles have been heterosexual from the first episode, though there is no way I would want to interfere with my viewers’ fantasy lives.”

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4. We see you Janet, feeding the fire of the great ship that is “Rizzles”.

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5. With this new promo for Season 4, Rizzoli and Isles has truly outdone itself.


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I swear, each new promo image or video I see for #RizzoliandIsles just gets more and more gay. #gayzzoli #notcomplaining

— Tabatha (@DanceUponMyToes)



I swear, each new promo image or video I see for #RizzoliandIsles just gets more and more gay. #gayzzoli #notcomplaining

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so GAY. this isthe gayest promo yet #rizzoliONisles come s4 #gayzzoli #rizzoliandisles

— marcia b (@burg21)

marcia b


so GAY. this isthe gayest promo yet #rizzoliONisles come s4 #gayzzoli #rizzoliandisles

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8. Don’t think we don’t know what you’re doing here. We see the excessive touching.

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9. Subtle guys, really subtle.

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10. Who spends this much time “just talking” on a bed?

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11. Nobody.

*Bonus for some bra-strap action.

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12. Did Rizzoli really have to get that close while teaching Maura how to shoot a gun? DID SHE!?

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13. Then you had them pose as a couple!? What are you trying to do to us?

L-biffs =“Life-Long Best Friends Forever.” Sure it does.

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14. I…um…what are we talking about?

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15. Then you have the NERVE to dangle moments like this in front of us:

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16. I mean, for goodness sake you entitled an episode “I Kissed A Girl” and let THIS happen:

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17. Okay. Nice recovery, but we saw that.

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18. We all know there is a reason this speed dating promo ended with them both striking out.

Cough*They went home together?*cough

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19. You don’t think we notice all the loving stares?

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20. Seriously. No more staring, it’s too much.

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21. Are you guys even TRYING to pretend they’re straight anymore?

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22. Even the character’s twitter accounts are playing it up.

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23. And when the actual actresses themselves start using the couple nickname…game over.

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24. They made it to the elite 8 of a “TV Couples” March Madness….COUPLES!?

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25. Give the people what they WANT!

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26. Okay, that’s better. Whew!

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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