Feyler: A Love Story for the ages.
From a lesbian’s perspective, Feyler have the ideal lady-lady relationship we can all learn plenty from. So here are just a few of the reasons the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler womance is so beautiful:
Opposites attract, and the irreverent Leslie Knopesque optimism is just the thing a more cynical Liz Lemon needs. From their days of Clintoning and Palining up our TV screens, as well as the dulcet tones of Amy-lovin’ in Fey’s Bossypants, the bespectacled half of this pair has a deep appreciation for Poehler’s no-BS attitude.
(Also, was I the only one crossing her lesbian fingers for a lesbian twist in Baby Mama? …Their chemistry burned up the screen and my heart. Don’t hate.)
Whenever photos of them hanging out with their kids randomly crop up on my computer [after I Google ‘Amy Poehler Tina Fey Babies’], every fiber of my being sings out fan-fiction-esque odes in affectionate envy and wishful thinking. The way these badass comediennes stay so close even after their SNL heydays gives me hope for all my straight-lady-friendships. Sometimes I really think I’m okay with not having a girlfriend, as long as I have a platonic spooning buddy. And it’s all thanks to them.
On top of the bond they clearly share, by constantly finding ways to work with one another, Poehler was once quoted as saying, “Boy or girl — I just really hope my kid grows up to marry Alice Richmond.” There’s a lot of trust there. That’s like saying, “I trust Tina Fey all the way down to her genes. With the upbringing Alice is going to have, she’s going to be a catch someday, and I want my descendents ridden with Tina DNA.”
These days, it’s hard to pinpoint a famous couple who aren’t daily eyesores. The Kardashians, Ryan Reynolds/His Wife of the Moment, Brittana… they don’t really leave much for the imagination. The Feyler dynamic is one wrought with reasonability; they’re open about their relationship, and sometimes dish on playdates, but fans the world over must [and probably do] paint their own pretty pictures of what goes on behind closed doors. What comedic genius are they working on now? How do they hug each other? Do they share spoons when downing shared ice cream? Do they prefer ice cream to frozen yogurt? It seems the most balanced kinds of celebrity relationships are the ones that leave the serious lovin’ off-camera.