The L Word

Showtime (ended 2009)



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The L Word is the intimate story about the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles. The show has received a lot of praise for its brilliant storylines and its portrayal of the lesbian community. The L Word is created and executive produced by Ilene Chaiken (Barb Wire, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), who also serves as a writer on the show. Other executive producers include Steve Golin (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Larry Kennar (Barbershop).

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  • Leisha Hailey

    Leisha Hailey

    Alice Pieszecki

    Jennifer Beals

    Jennifer Beals

    Bette Porter

    Erin Daniels

    Erin Daniels

    Dana Fairbanks (Season 1-3)

    Rachel Shelley

    Rachel Shelley

    Helena Peabody (Season 2+)

    Eric Lively

    Eric Lively

    Mark Wayland (Season 2)

    Laurel Holloman

    Laurel Holloman

    Tina Kennard

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    Fan Reviews (134)

    • Where is Asian?

      I just have watched season 3 and am wondering where Asian characters are. A few Asians I saw were all weird, mean or hysterical. This show itself is fun. I enjoyed it, but I think I'm quitting to watch it.
    • Favorite Words

      There is a whole social network based on favorite words out there: (a perfect name) - it's intriguing.
    • An Eye Opener

      I am a straight guy and this show really opened my eyes to the fact that lesbians just don't make love and there is more to it than that.

      The storyline about Max was a little confusing but I totally think that there's more TranSexual Female to Males out there that would find it hard to understand why Max would allow a man to penetrate him. As I have always thought that a TS F-Ms would really freak out with the thought and then the "female" pregnancy.

      I would have to say that I kinda wished that there was more seasons as there is so many answers and further scenes that should of been done, ie; Tina's and Beths NY move, Max baby and many more.

      I finished watching them today and now I am borid as I got nothing to watch

      * A Good Show To Watch *moreless
    • The cast of L Word

      The cast of the L Word is unique and fantastic!
    • I have had mixed feelings about this show since it first began. While it's pleasant to see lesbians on television, it's not always the most flattering portrayal.

      I loved this show when it first began. It addressed some interesting issues, and it was groundbreaking to have a show revolving around the lives and loves of lesbian and bisexual characters. As the show progressed, I became more and more fed up with the way the characters were handled. Besides the ever-annoying Jenny, the characters I had loved from the start started to degrade into generally bad people. EVERYONE cheats on everyone. In the season 6 opener, Alice even admits that this is the standard lesbian thing to do. This is the message we want to be sending? Angus, the one positive male figure on the show, was turned into a cheating bastard. And when Tina is involved with a man, what happens? None of the lesbians want to talk to her because she's somehow betraying her kind. So much for being allowed to love whoever, regardless of gender. The show essentially shows the message that it's ok to cheat, bisexuals aren't good enough to be friends with lesbians, men are evil, and everything boils down to sex. That's not the message that should be sent in the one lesbian drama on television. That said, I suppose it's still entertaining television.moreless

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    buddies and gal pals, beautiful people, love triangle, gay and lesbian relationships, characters with double lives