Description: The L Word is a drama that focuses on an ensemble of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in the LA area, and their lives as they live in and out of the gay world.
This one’s a little long, and that’s because this show is a bit of a cornerstone in lesbian culture. The L Word is one of the first to display so many different types of queer women, in this queer community. If you were a queer girl, you could find yourself in at least one if not multiples of these characters. EXCEPT YOU JENNY!
And that’s where the story begins. We see a couple, Jenny and her boyfriend, who is so insignificant I can’t remember his name, move next to the lesbian couple Bette and Tina. And they are Jenny’s porthole into the world of gay. When she and her boyfriend are invited to a party at Bette and Tina’s house. There she finds her self attracted to a French lady, who could blame her, and zippity doo dah
she’s a lesbian.
We meet our main cast, you already know about Better and Tina: the couple
Alice: is a quirky, funny girl who has a talk radio show and a chart of all the lesbians that are sleeping together.
Shane: who is… well Shane. I feel like she’s so much of an architype in the lesbian community that she doesn’t need an explanation.
Woman #1 – Infinity: Shane sleeps with them.
Dana: Famous Tennis player, trying to hide her sexuality from the public light.
and Kit: Bette’s older sister, and pretty much older sister to the whole group. She is not gay, but owns the café in the day time, club at night that the women always hang out in.
And throughout the seasons some interesting women join the cast, like Jodi a lesbian that is an artist and also deaf , and Tasha a black army chick who is gay in the time of don’t ask don’t tell. And others leave the cast for stupid reasons like break ups and DEATH (we all know what bullshit I’m referring to…)
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