We discuss the mythological origins and depictions of the succubus and how succubi are portrayed on Lost Girl with regard to issues of sexual consent.
At Dyson’s request, Bo goes undercover to help him investigate a series of strange suicides. Meanwhile, Bo and Lauren’s relationship hits a speed bump as they struggle to keep up with Bo’s sexual needs as a succubus.
We have previously discussed the similarities and influences of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Lost Girl, but Xena: Warrior Princess also played an important part in laying the foundation for female-led fantasy shows. We discuss the similarities between Lost Girl and Xena, including their redemption story arcs, strong female friendships, and importance to the LGBT community.
The Fae World exists as a two-party system, the Dark and the Light. While the Dark Fae are often antagonists, as a group they are not consistently evil, just as the Light are not purely good. We discuss what we know about the Dark Fae, including their political structure and their philosophy toward humans, as well as some of the prominent Dark Fae characters, including Vex and The Morrigan.
When Massimo steals the furniture from the clubhouse because of Kenzi’s debt, Bo must return to Lauren’s apartment for an herb to pay him, and she discovers some surprising things. While he tries to find Lauren, Dyson babysits Tamsin, who is going through some changes. Meanwhile, Lauren deals with her captors, who have an interesting request.
Many fans have praised the selection of popular music used on Lost Girl, and in this episode Stephanie, Annie, and Kris talk about their favorite song moments on the show. We also asked on Twitter which song picks were listeners’ favorites, and we discuss some of those as well.
Bo has many facets to her personality that make her an interesting, compelling character, including her protectiveness, her resistance to rules and binaries, and her nerdiness. We discuss these characteristics and more, and we delve into Dark Bo/Super Bo’s powers as well as her evolving relationship with her human friends.
In part two of our conversation about sexuality on Lost Girl, we discuss monogamy and the show’s portrayals of open relationships, objectification, and sexual orientation. Hear our thoughts on the lack of gay or bisexual male characters on the series, Bo calling Lauren “Lawrence,” and Bo and Lauren as star-crossed lovers.