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A few months ago, I wrote another Patreon-sponsored — but 100% all the way real — post about why Wynonna Earp is truly great genre television. And all truly great genre television can be translated into truly great fan videos. Inspiring bomb transformative works is just one of its many gifts.
Come to the SyFy series for the undead gunslingers and stay for the eclectic rainbow of shippable pairs (or vice versa.) Whatever brought you to this fandom, I hope this curated selection of fan vids complements the cast and creatives’ recent social media boom as it pertains to psyching you the heck up for Season 3. And if you HAVEN’T heard the gospel of Wynonna yet, 30 seconds of a WayHaught tribute ought to do the job.
Here she is, folks. Here she is, world. Here’s your hard-drinking fuck-up of a heroine. This a three-minute primer on the, um, let’s say least vulnerable aspects of Wynonna Earp, former juvenile delinquent and yes, oveja negra of her legendary fam. There’s more to her than her hard shell of an exterior, naturally, but Wynonna doesn’t care much about being nice or feminine or pleasing and it’s flippin’ glorious. And it just makes all those lighter shades more interesting.
“Where’s My Love?
Warning, there are some pretty heavy Season 2 spoilers in this one (and lbh, in most of these).
Romantic love and flirting and sex are an important thread in Wynonna Earp, but the truest love story of the series is the broken-then-mended sisterly bond of Wynonna and Waverly. Putting her guilt between herself and her only remaining family, Wynonna left her baby sister in their town, to her own devices. It’s not easy for Waverly when she returns, no matter how happy she is to not be alone anymore. They talk about their past but they don’t let it define them, and pretty soon the last two Earp girls are ready and willing to die for each other.
“I Can’t Go On Without You”
THAT BEING SAID, Wynonna and Doc are basically on fucking fire from the jump. They have so many of the qualities I look for in an OTP: it starts out physical and gets stupidly, stupidly emotional before either of them really realizes it; they’re unlikely in a really weird way (in this case, he’s the nigh-immortal best friend of her ancestor whose burden she’s inherited; and they are both complete messes who SUCK at this. And this raspy, baleful-ass country ballad is so very them.
Ah, Dolls, ya poor bastard. There’s a lot (A LOT) of appeal on the Wynonna/Xavier side of things as well, but IMO Wynonna just doesn’t have the (destructive sometimes) PASSION for him that she does for Doc. No, I’m afraid that Dolls is way more into her in that way, thus every video for them has a strong element of unrequited love. And you know we love that shit.
I’m sorry, I know, I made you wait. But it was worth it, no?? #SexualHeightDifferences
Wynonna Earp‘s idgaf-ness really speaks to me.
“Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy”
It had to be done, it really did. This one is short, but so, SO necessary. Because Tim Rozon’s Doc really IS “everybody’s type.” He was on screen for about 15 seconds before I ripped out my beating heart and handed it to him, and this sassy delight of a tribute is all the explanation you need for why.
“Dark Doo Wop”
On the other hand, there are some other irresistibly trope-y elements of Wynonna/Dolls that should not be overlooked. Him, the — at least when we first meet him — by the book authority figure; her, the free spirit that cracks that shell. Him, the outsider who becomes personally involved precisely because of how much he cares about her; her, the reluctant foot soldier who actually starts to take pride in their work because his integrity can’t be denied. And they’re both beautiful, which is a requirement for all Purgatory citizens, apparently.
Then again: leaning.
The Earp girls are fighters, in every possible way. They’ve had almost everything taken away from them. They had no choice in what they were born into. Every other relationship that begins, that adds to their support system, starts with Wynonna and Waverly putting the past aside and choosing to stand with each other. And you KNOW that they’re Kesha stans.
Well, the song fits. Because Canada, but also because WayHaught is somehow as cozy as it is sexy. There’s a “you make this feel like home” quality in Nicole and Waverly’s relationship, though it began — as so many do — with an aggressive sexual tension that WOULD NOT be ignored.
“Don’t You Know”
And speaking of aggressive sexual tension, these dummies. I love a pairing where both parties think they’re being casual and purely physical and then boom, feelings. And yes, Wynonna: EVERYBODY KNOWS.
“The Hanging Tree”
Oh right, this is also a show about the ~supernatural~. Time jumps and sorta-zombies and curses and all kinds of other fun and occasionally scary stuff. I have faith that Wynonna Earp will only become MORE batshit in Season 3. And maybe (just maybe), we’ll be recapping it here.
Do you have a favorite Wynonna fan video? Make your recommendations in the comments!
Alice (@shinyalice) says
May I also recommend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ8juGbTJ2Q