We can't put our finger on why we love butches. We just do. The
combination of their "gentlemanly" manners, chiselled features and
suave attitude is enough to send almost anyone's senses into
overdrive. Our Top 10 Butches are a mix of real life dykes and bi
women and well-played fictional characters. Enjoy...
K.D. Lang - The Sophisticated Butch.
The smoothest of smooth butches. If you were to personify
whiskey… K.D Lang (pictured) would be the outcome.
- Heather Peace - The "Is She Butch?"
Everything about our popular DIVA cover girl screams butch: her
ability to play suave cop Sam in Lip Service, she can sing
and play the guitar, her chiselled features and not to
mention that she looks H.O.T in a shirt and waistcoat. Yet her
sensitivity hints at femininity - either way Heather had to be on
- Ellen DeGeneres - The Soft Butch.
Funny? Check. Sensitive? Check. Hothothot? Check. Butch? Check.
Every lesbian loves her. Does any more need to be said?
- Corky (Gina Gershon) in Bound- The Smouldering
Her piercing stare alone is enough to send any girl to her
knees, but coupled with her white tank top, her tattoos and the
fact that "Corky" is handy with… well, everything, it isn't
surprising that she's on this list.
Amy (Chloe Sevigny) in If These Walls Could Talk 2 - The
"Amy" is courteous, sweet and not to mention sexy (have you seen
her on that motorbike??) The traditional, classic and timeless
- Brandon (Hilary Swank) in Boy's Don't Cry - The Baby
We know that the real Brandon, on whose tragic story the film is
based, identified as trans, not butch, but there's something about
cis-gendered Hilary Swank's performance that twangs our
butch-loving bells. Naïve, unsure and adorable, Swank is the the
classic Baby Butch. We're just not sure if we want to sleep with
her, or mother her.
- Clea DuVall - The "Sometimes" Butch.
The "Sometimes" Butch can pull off both butch and femme looks.
Clea DuVall as Graham in But I'm a Cheerleader definitely falls
into the butch end on the spectrum.
- Shane (Kate Moennig) in The L Word- The Popular
At one point everyone either wanted to be Shane or wanted to
sleep with Shane. Butch with a hint of femininity, but either-way
she is definitely the Popular Butch, the one everyone knows
- Daniela Sea - The "Can She Be Butch and Beautiful?"
Those eyes, that jaw line, the way her hair sweeps artistically
across her face. Daniela, who played trans man Max in The L Word,
is undeniably beautiful. But she is also undeniably butch.
- Nicola Adams - The Sporty Butch.
The fact that she won the Gold Medal for Boxing in the Olympics
proves that she would be more than capable of looking after us. And
for goodness sake, just look at those arms.
PICTURE CREDIT: JERI HEIDEN