LWord|Generation Q: Ep. 1

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In case you missed my last post, let me reiterate that I am so excited that the L Word is back. It never disappoints. Here are my thoughts on this first episode. 

Fire Opening Scene: 

Nothing gets the audience’s attention like a pussy-eating session.  Granted the older generation of L Word watchers are used to the L Word starting this way, but I must say I was curious to see if the newbies would be able to pull off a lesbian sex scene.  Lesbian sex scene ✔️The thing I love most about this scene is how the writer shows the versatility of lesbians. So many times people ask who is the man in the relationship? Or how do lesbians have sex? This scene not only answers those questions quickly but the brilliant use of a “girlie girl” shows the world that pretty girls who are “too pretty to be a lesbian” can, in fact, make a woman cum. 

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It was great to see Bette, Shane, and Alice back together again and get a recap of what they have been up to in the last 10 years. 

  • BIGGEST SHOCK: Alice is parenting! I must say that I did not see this coming. I knew she was Angelica’s Earth Mother, but there was no indication that Alice would be on the suburban house mom vibe; even though she seems to be struggling with it.
  • BIGGEST MYSTERY: No it is not that Shane is/was married; I’ll explain why in a bit. The biggest mystery is Bette. Like why is she really running for mayor and invested in destroying the pharmaceutical industry? Who did she lose? Kit?  Also, what happened with her and Tina? Was it because of the affair with a married woman or drugs or something else? So many unanswered questions and as a huge Bette fan, I find that this is a new direction for her. Not necessarily for her character because she has always been the type to keep in what’s really going on and “be strong”, but what’s new is that the writers are keeping it away from us…for now. 
  • BIGGEST SIC (saw it coming): Shane being married. I know some people might be shocked, but in the original L Word Shane “feel in love” every season and then shortly ran away from said love. She wanted to marry Carmen, but then fucked it up. The only question I have regarding Shane is, “what are you running away from now?” 

THE NEWBIES: We got a pretty good introduction to the new crew.

DANI and SOPHIE: THE PROPOSAL: I love Dani and Sophie’s storyline, not because of the lesbian engagement, but rather we will get to see the ins and outs of planning a lesbian wedding. This is a storyline that has not been showcased in the LGBTQ Community before. I hope that the writers go beyond Dani’s disapproving dad and bring in current issues like people using their “religious right” to not provide a service. 

FINLEY: I wonder where her story will lead. Will she be the knockoff Shane or will more develop? 

LEO: Micah Lee is, in fact, transgender and I am curious if they will bring this into his story. The original L Word left this type of storyline with Max transitioning, but I am hoping we get to see more of what life is like as a transgender man/woman.  There is a real opportunity here to educate the world on the transgender community and what they face on a daily basis.

Last but certainly not least my absolute favorite thing about the show is having Angelica! For those that do not know, Angie is Bette and Tina’s love child and she is a bi-racial teenager in a private school navigating divorced lesbian moms, her mom’s VERY public life and, what I gathered from the long stare on the park bench, her sexuality. The only downfall I see to her crushing on her girl friend is that the homophobe jerks of the world will begin to mock the show; claiming lesbians and gays who raise children will turn them gay. My hope is that the writers are in tune with the youth enough to start the conversation around not labeling sexuality. Cue rebellious teen who is open to her sexuality and who she is attracted to. Teens, as disconnected to each other as we claim, understand that love is love no matter what genitals you possess.

I am so excited about the direction Generation Q is going. It seems to be more of an accurate representation of the LGBTQ community. Now we must wait in suspense until next Sunday. See you then! 


The L Word Returns| Generation Q Style

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Who is fucking excited the L Word is back?! I had this day marked in my calendar from the moment it was released. I know the younger generation will watch Generation Q and be excited to have a queer show solely made by us and for our community and on the flip side also be confused about who Bette, Alice, Shane, Tina (She is mentioned in the first episode) and Angie (the original L Word watchers know her as Angelica) are, but those of us who were around for the original L Word are ecstatic to have them back and on the edge of our seats to see where they are now. 

Before watching the first episode of Generation Q, I was hopeful that this L Word would be more of a true representation of our queer community. I can say that Generation Q does just that. As great as the original was, some people might watch the original and point out stereotypes of our community. Yes, it portrayed toxic filters of relationships, both romantic and platonic, in the LGBTQ community. I know that Ilene Chaiken wrote the L Word using parts of her life as examples and a guide for the show. I think what people are missing is that during my time there was NOTHING like the L Word and we were trying to figure it all out together. Yes, there was “Queer as Folk”, but that was mostly gay men and 1 white lesbian couple. See someone like me, a gay black woman, could not relate in the way I related to the L Word. I was in college when I came out and when the L Word premiered and I must admit, I mimicked things from that show because I came from a small ass town with little knowledge of what it meant to be a lesbian or to even have a friend who was also gay. I had a cousin, I call her the pioneer gay, but she was in the military and did not live nearby for me to observe her life. I had a lot of friends who were in the same boat and we claimed the L Word as our own. One time in college we had a “rainbow” party with edible brownies mainly because there was an episode of the L Word where they had a bad-ass party with edible brownies and better believe WE HAD A FUCKING BLAST!

Underneath the entertainment of toxicity, stereotypes, and misrepresentations, we were learning how to grow together, how to be out together, how to fight together and how to love together! I hope Generation Q watchers see this show with PRIDE and understand that the original broke barriers that paved the way for Generation Q to rise and be represented. The original L Word watchers will be here with you cheering you on as you break the barriers we could not penetrate. My wish this time is that we shatter the ceiling this time.

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The L Word Generation Q : Episode 5

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Instead of diving into my thoughts and recap on L Word Episode 5 ‘Generation Q’, I am going to give you some important lessons in communication we can learn from episode 5. I would title this episode COMMUNICATION or BUST!

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Finley is so trashed that she did not even realize that she told Rebecca she was not a “real priest”. I could write a whole blog on not drunk texting and sharing feelings, but I will save that for another time.
The big lesson in communication here is when Rebecca said, “I was with a guy once and I stayed him for way too long because I was waiting for him to change and he said, “stop trying to fix me.” “And he was right, you can’t fix people”.

And of course Finley missed it all!

The kicker, the best lines of the whole scene was when Rebecca said, “I need to be with someone who is my equal. You need to work on your own shit. You have deep wounds, and I don’t know who hurt you, but somebody did.”

And like most people, Finley denied being hurt by anyone.

HERE IS THE LESSON: We, everyone, have to start telling ourselves the truth.

It is OK to be hurt! It is OK to have trauma! Where we run into problems is when we lie to ourselves about what it is. It is even worse when we try to run away from what we really want to try and fix someone else. We live in a world where we do not tell people the truth anymore and when we do we are labeled as cruel. Now, there is a fine line between controlling people and telling them what is “right” and “wrong” versus telling people what is true for you. Rebecca could have held on to Finley and lied to her about what she wanted and how she shows up for her and hope one day she would be better, but they both would have suffered. Think about it…how many relationships have you had that you knew you shouldn’t have been in but stayed because you both were lying to yourselves and each other and it would hurt your pride to admit otherwise. There would be less heartache if we were honest with one another and with ourselves. What are you lying about? What are you hiding? What are you withholding from your partner? Parents? Siblings?

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Dani and Sophie have to deal with a lot when it comes to Dani’s dad, but that is the least of their problems. In the spirit of communication, they have not set clear guidelines as to how and when they talk about things. Dani is obviously someone who needs time to process things and Sophie is the one who wants to talk about things right now this second. There are several people I know that are like this in their relationship; one needs time and the other wants to talk right now. I have talked to several people and they all think Dani is running away from Sophie and she should have talked to her in the car, etc. is the thing…Sophie should give Dani time to process AND Dani has to deal with what is it about Dani’s “processing time” that has her feeling insecure. From what I have seen, Dani always comes back to Sophie to talk about their problems. Sophie (I am talking to all the Sophie’s out there) should understand that Dani is dealing with some real shit with her dad and may need time to process it all…on top of a wedding.


I am one of those people who need to talk about things right now, this very moment. AND what I have come to learn is that not everyone communicates the same, not everyone is like me and not everyone grew up with the outspoken family like I did. I have had to learn to adjust my communication a bit. I give my girlfriend the time she needs, but I also request that we DO talk about it. There is no such thing as ignoring a topic.

Another lesson in all of this is: Do not let other people convince you that you have to have the same communication style as your partner!

People want to get out of working on and making an effort in relationships, so they tell you to find someone who communicates like you do or dump them. I have dated someone who communicated the same way I did and because we did not have any down time we were strictly driven by emotions and always ended up angrily screaming at each other and resolving nothing. I also dated someone who did not communicate at all. That did not work either! The only real way to know is to talk about it and work on it. 

If you are committing to being in relationship long-term you have figure out what works for you both and openly talk about things.

Talk about the HOW (what’s the process)

WHEN (certain times of day work better to talk about important things)

WHERE (there are certain places in the house you should not talk…i.e. the bed or rooms that give off more heat than others)

and the WHAT (be clear on the issue. A lot of times we think it’s one thing, but it is something else).

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In this day in age where the traditional aspects of gender, sexuality, and relationships are being challenged, communication can get you any type of relationship you want. Let’s take the newfound Throuple of Alice, GiGi and Nat. They first had a conversation about the the actual throuple action and what everyone thought about it and Nat had so much to say. It was great that Alice and GiGi let her say what she needed to say and then they all sat around and talked about what the throuple would actually look like. Who would go to the kid’s swim meet? Who would make the snacks? Do they do red carpet events together? And at the end of the episode they were all at Angie’s play holding hands.


People say relationships can be hard and polyamory and throuples are harder, but people are finding it easier to have these relationships because of the amount of communication they have to do. 

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So Micah and Jose had an awkward moment when Jose said, “I love you” to Micah, which he called an error. I have been there. I have slipped up and said “I love you” at the “wrong” time or “too early” and boy let me tell you, there is nothing more uncomfortable than that. 


People like to ignore things, but then they sit there and wonder things and make things up and go down this whole rabbit hole of “what ifs”. Micah and Jose were presented with the either ignoring it and being awkward about it and simply thinking it was an error, or…they could have the conversation and resolve it. This also opened up for them to have the conversation about what Micah, who is trans, wants in regards to sex. Ignoring any conversation does not solve or clarify anything. TALK! TALK! and then TALK SOME MORE! Early relationships should probably over communicate. 

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We live in a world where we are the most connected AND the most disconnected we have ever been because of technology. We live in a world where we can have anything we want, do not let lack of communication keep you from what you want.



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