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Top 10 Butches We Love

If female masculinity gets you hot under the collar, we've a treat in store for you...

Fran Hayden

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:04:11 GMT | Updated 3 years today

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.

Watch KD here!


  1. Heather Peace - The "Is She Butch?" 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 this list.

Watch Heather here!


  1. Ellen DeGeneres - The Soft Butch.

Funny? Check. Sensitive? Check. Hothothot? Check. Butch? Check. Every lesbian loves her. Does any more need to be said?

Watch Ellen here!

And here!


  1. Corky (Gina Gershon) in Bound- The Smouldering Butch.

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.

Watch Corky here!


Amy (Chloe Sevigny) in If These Walls Could Talk 2 - The Traditional Butch.

"Amy" is courteous, sweet and not to mention sexy (have you seen her on that motorbike??) The traditional, classic and timeless butch.

Watch Amy here!


  1. Brandon (Hilary Swank) in Boy's Don't Cry - The Baby Butch.

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.

Watch Brandon here!


  1. 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.

Watch Graham here!


  1. Shane (Kate Moennig) in The L Word- The Popular Butch.

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 about.

Watch Shane here!


  1. Daniela Sea - The "Can She Be Butch and Beautiful?" Butch.

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.

Watch Daniela here!


  1. 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.

Watch Nicola here!




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