Jo Polniaczek/Blair Warner

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Pairing: Jo Polniaczek/Blair Warner
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Gender category: Femslash
Fandom: The Facts of Life
Canonical?: non canon
Prevalence: popular
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Jo/Blair is a femslash pairing of Jo Polniaczek and Blair Warner from the Facts of Life fandom.


Jo/Blair was one of the most popular pairings in the Facts of Life fandom. In their weekly feature, "Femslash Friday", The Toast notes the appeal they had:

The 1980s were a strange and wonderful time. When else could you possibly turn on your television to find a series about an all-girl’s school featuring a butch-femme version of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in Adam’s Rib? I can’t imagine that the writers realized what they were doing at the time — presumably trying to show two kids from different backgrounds overcoming their differences to become friends — but they ended up writing Some Kind of Wonderful meets The Princess Bride with teenage girls.

Every one of Jo and Blair’s interactions falls into one of the following categories: Unhand Me You Brute You Awful Brute You’re Covered In Oil And You’ll Get My Hair Greasy, My God I Hate You Come Closer And Breathe Into My Mouth So I Can Tell You Just how Much I Hate You, and LEAVE HER ALONE SHE’S MINE. Blair’s not just from the right side of the track; her father owns most of the track. Jo’s not just a motorcycle-riding, jeans-wearing rebel without a cause, she’s the Artful Dodger in Jo March’s body in James Dean’s clothes.[1]


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.



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