“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.

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

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.”

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

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


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

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

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

9. Subtle guys, really subtle.

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

11. Nobody.

*Bonus for some bra-strap action.

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

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.

14. I…um…what are we talking about?

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

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

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

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

Cough*They went home together?*cough

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. Give the people what they WANT!

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