Gay Girl’s Goggles: “2 Broke Girls” SnapCap (1.10)

When only four percent of scripted TV shows feature LGBT characters, what’s a gay girl to do? Why, strap on your gay goggles and watch TV along with us, of course! Our handy appraisal scale is better than any old letter grade. Other sites A+. We say, “What about our lezzy-lady feelings?”

Max and Caroline get in the holiday spirit. But first, Caroline has to convince Max of the reason for the season. Namely, they need money to buy a new mixer after Caroline broke their own one in an always-put-a-towel-over-the-bowl mishap. Turns out “this is a hard time of year for people who have feelings,” and Max ends up helping Caroline make it through the season instead. Also, always sip the energy drinks, yo.


They dress up as elves. They wear funny tights. They name-drop Davis Sedaris. Caroline tells Max how she used to stand in line to see Santa “with my hands in my muff.” Max tells Caroline about her candy cane-shaped vibrator called “Santa’s Big Helper.” Show don’t tell, girls; show don’t tell.


Well, it is the holidays and what would they be without FEELINGS. Or, as Max so eloquently put it, “The holidays are totally about money! It’s about spending money to buy things to stuff into the giant black sucking hole in the center of each of us that reminds us life is hard and then we die.” And, finally, we see the eternally chipper Caroline bring out her dark side, as she crumbles in the face of memories of happy holidays past. And Max, our resident dark elf who is “so many types of bitch she lost count,” ends up cheering her up instead. It’s a bit like we stepped into bizarro world, but with more vagina, penis and ejaculation jokes.


The best thing about this show, besides Kat Dennings’ amazing decolletage, is how Max and Caroline support each other equally. Two women on TV are often put into one of two roles with each other: adversaries or singular support. Rarely do you see both women supporting and encouraging each other fully, like a partnership. And that’s what helps make 2 Broke Girls fun and different. That and all the sexual innuendo. Also, how cute was it when Max says Caroline spooned her?


Who can make Christmas jokes that are naughty or naughtier? 2 Broke Girls, that’s who. First, Max says “Christmas comes but once a year, and I think it just did.” Then Caroline says she won’t mind prison security because “been a while” since she’s had any cavity searched. Max looks like North Pole Dancer. Caroline is the Bi-Polar Express. Caroline gets thrown into a giant box. And no one will stop talking about what they want to put in their holes. All in all, a holly and jolly time was had by all. Except Mary Christmas, that poor girl will never be the same.

So, now the only question remains: Did you like Max better dressed up as an elf or Mrs. Claus?