When it premiered in , the show broke ground by virtue of its premise alone: queer women in Los Angeles live and love in high soap opera fashion. The cast was uniformly thin, long-haired, feminine and conventionally attractive. Early storylines found Bette and her partner Tina navigating artificial insemination, a tennis star coming out of the closet and a wide-eyed L. It all seems very Lesbian —not to mention very tailored to the heterosexual male gaze—in contrast to what goes down within the first few minutes of Generation Q , which premieres Dec. While the show does begin with one of those gratuitously long sex scenes for which The L Word was famous, this time the couple between the sheets is Latinx millennials Dani Arienne Mandi and Sophie Rosanny Zayas. And it turns out Sophie is on her period. With their glamorous jobs and rich-people problems, Bette, Alice and Shane are living the same sparkly postfeminist fantasies that hooked viewers in the aughts. While Shane buys a bar on a whim and Alice flirts with talk-show guest Megan Rapinoe , Dani and Sophie wrestle with the class differences that divide them and freeloading goofball Finley an early contender for the Jenny Schecter Award for Most Irritating Character is forced to confront her Catholic upbringing. The result is a more serious drama shoehorned into an aspirational soap.
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Which are the best L Word sex scenes? How We Ranked Them: I assembled a database of every L Word sex scene that involved queer characters in the main cast, and then invited the Autostraddle TV Team Heather , Kayla , Drew , Natalie and Carmen to assign each scene a score of , as well as offer any commentary they felt compelled to offer. At all!!!!! Tonya is the worst!!!
Fortunately, Beals and her cohort will get a chance to set things gay again with The L Word: Generation Q , a reboot of the series that premieres December 8 on Showtime. The new season sees the return of Bette, Alice Leisha Hailey , and Shane Kate Moennig , plus a handful of new cast members and the promise of a course-correct that fans have been waiting on for over a decade. But first, we had to do a deep dive into the intricacies of the original L Word. When was the last time you watched the original series? Oh, wow. When we were preparing, we started to go over old episodes.