I’d heard of The 100 but wasn’t much interested in it. Seemed like something more for younger people 😬! Who I did know was Alycia Debnam-Carey, the actress who played Lexa in The 100. I knew her from Fear The Walking Dead. In her role of Alicia Clark, I really thought she was becoming a strong character. And I thought, she might as well play a lesbian character. And guess what…
In The 100, ADC plays the leader of the Grounders, Lexa. An impressive character who commands respect through her strong yet complex personality. And she’s beautiful too. Clarke Griffin, played by Eliza Taylor, is sort of reluctantly the leader of the SkyKru. These are the 100 youths being launched from a spaceship toward the desolate Earth that humanity left many years ago because it had become uninhabitable. Clarke also happens to be very beautiful. But always grumpy, which I find very funny. In any case, she often looks grumpy. But that’s understandable because it’s a hellhole she ended up in. She encounters one misery after another. Until she meets Lexa. Then it is still misery, but for the viewer (gay viewer) it suddenly becomes a lot more exciting.
Unfortunately, Clexa doesn’t last long on the show. Lexa does not survive season 3. There was a lot of fuss about this on the internet. The Bury Your Gays trope suddenly became very prominent. Anyway. Lexa was gone in the series, but in fanfic all the more alive and well. If you don’t know the story of Clexa, you can have a look at it here.
I first read about Clexa fanfic on TheLesbianReview.com. It was a review about this story. The review on TheLesbianReview called this story the “smuttiest Clexa in all of WLW Fandoms.” Of course, I had to read that. After reading don’t wanna be your girl (DWBYG) by faithfastic I was a spontaneous fan without really knowing The 100 at the time.
Lexa is a student in DWBYG who interns at a porn production to earn some extra money. She really is so cute and quite naive. The whole porn thing is also quite disgusting to her despite her study on gender and feminism. Clarke is a porn actress and when she meets Lexa, she’s immediately infatuated with Lexa. Lexa is rather blue and is terrified of Clarke 🤭. But also intrigued by her. Especially after a certain scene where Clarke looks her straight in the eye at a certain climax in the scene 😏.
Clarke and Lexa begin a sexual relationship. Clarke doesn’t want a love affair because her partners can’t handle her profession. Lexa is fine with it, she says. Clarke is a pro and shows her a trick or two. She doesn’t know what’s happening to her. But Lexa turns out to be a natural and Clarke turns out to be more and more a fan of Lexa, and who knows more.
So far it seems quite a let’s say straight forward story. But nothing is less true. The author of this story, faithtastic, is truly an insanely good writer. I’ve also asked her once if she wouldn’t want to venture into a published book. She doesn’t like that at the moment, but who knows. Anya, Lexa’s best friend is so good too. I LMAO! And the naive Lexa who has to keep up with Clarke in all her sexual eploits. This story is sexy, sweet, funny and even moving. Smut? I think that word has a negative connotation. I rather think it is an excessive expression of love 😎😍❤️.
By the way, fun fact: one fan managed to get Eliza to autograph as ‘Kassie Skai’ (Clarke’s porn name in DWBYG) and another fan got Alycia to sign a printed version of the book. I hope the ladies never read the book themselves 🤭. This is a super recommendation in my opinion.