Pride and Prejudice could be rendered less saccharine by introducing the scene where Darcy explains to Elizabeth that it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune still in want of a wife is obviously gay, so he is moving to Tangiers to live with Wickham.
Well, really! Darcy and Wickham? The very idea! It would have been Darcy and Bingley, of course! If ever there was a top/bottom relationship, it was theirs.