Iconic female friendships on soaps in Discuss The Soaps Posted March 21 · Edited March 21 by j swift Everyone cackles at a good bitch fight, but I've also always enjoyed the portrayal of close female friendships on the soaps. Reading the GH summaries from the 1980's I was struck by the scenes between Celia and Holly. At a time when intergenerational stories were unpopular, writers used a character's peers as talk-to's, rather than patrician mothers or tongue clucking aunts. Celia could confess anything to Holly without judgement, and together they fought their way out of being held hostage at various times by the DVX, Grant Putnam, and Lorena Sharpe's spa hooligans. In the late 1990's we got a new generation of female friendships on soaps. Inspired by girl-power and Sex & the City, we began to see cadres of young women supporting each other through the cruel world of romance, international spies, and suddenly appearing siblings. Certainly the Fusion gals at AMC come to mind, as well as GL's bookclub moms. Some of my favorite girlfriends of all time include: Lois and Brenda on GH Erica and Opal on AMC Nina and Cricket on Y&R Marcy and Franny on ATWT and a special mention to the short term, but fun, friendship of Tori and Julia on SB I was hoping to gather a list of women who never betrayed each other for love or money in soaps.