Friday, February 01, 2019

My Weekend L'Crush

Look, I’m not saying I am Lesbian Nostradamus, but you do the math. On Tuesday I put up a post comparing all of the 2020 presidential candidates to their “The L Word” characters, and by Thursday Showtime announced it had officially ordered a sequel to the seminal lesbian series. You’re welcome, gay ladies. Tip your server and goodnight!

Kidding. (Sort of.) News of TLW’s return warrants a full-scale activation of the Lesbian Bat Signal. Since a revival was first floated back in July 2017, and then a showrunner was attached in November of that same year it’s been a long, long silence from the ladies who love talking, laughing, loving, breathing, fighting, fucking, crying, drinking, riding, winning, losing, cheating, kissing, thinking and dreaming.

But now, it’s really happening. Returning for sure will be Bette (Jennifer Beals), Shane (Katherine Moennig) and Alice (Leisha Hailey), who will also executive produce the sequel. And to sweeten the pot Carmen (Sarah Shahi) is on board to appear, too. Is this Lesbian Christmas?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series has been greenlit for eight episode which should debut before the end of the year. See, it is Lesbian Christmas – or Hanukkah or Kwanza or whatever else fills you with joy and presents.

The Hollywood Reporter also says Dana (Erin Daniels), Jenny (Mia Kirshner), Tina (Laurel Holloman), and Kit (Pam Grier) may all appear as well. Uh, are Dana and Jenny zombies? Because that would be an entirely different kind of show.

Look, as frustrating as “The L Word” could be, it was also a touchstone for so many queer women. Finally, a show that – as imperfect as it was – put gay women front and center. We can only hope that the revival with present the big, broad and beautiful spectrum of queer women’s lives. And not, you know, just girls in tight dresses who drag with moustaches. Happy weekend, all.


Carmen SanDiego said...

It was you, DS. You made it happen! Thank you!
I’m so here for Ghost Dana, haunting all the lesbians that are due for a mammogram

Carmen SanDiego said...

No, but seriously I’m gonna host watch parties for this. I m genuinely excited

ebiker said...

"Jenny" is busy on Star Trek: Discovery!

Carmen SanDiego said...

Can’t wait for recaps and stuff. Hope you’re doing some too

Osiris said...

I guess Im not as excited as most. We've had the L Word, the Real L Word and now and L Word reboot. While I'm grateful for the visibility and storylines I wish we could have come up with a more original storyline to pitch to Showtime.

Panty Buns said...

I'm rejoicing that "The L Word" is returning!!!!!! It was great seeing the Tweets by The L Word stars @Leisha_Hailey @KateMoennig and @JenniferBeals.
As you pointed out in your prescient post "The eLection Word "The L Word constituency" is a powerful one. I loved the character comparisons in that post.
Here's a toast to the full-scale activation of the Lesbian Bat Signal! Even though Dana didn't have Gaydar I'm hoping the signal is strong enough to wake even Dana Fairbanks from the dead! I love miracles. I'm probably in the minority, but I also long to see a scene where Marina surreptitiously visits the morgue, unzips Jenny Schecter's body bag and Jenny opens her eyes, having been merely hypothermic and having life-signs mimicking death.
However the script is written, I know I'll be dying to watch it. I'd love to see six more seasons (twelve total) available to watch on NetFlix.