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. 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:

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!