The L Word

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The L Word
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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).
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 (133)

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  • Favorite Words

    9.5
    There is a whole social network based on favorite words out there: (a perfect name) - it's intriguing.
  • An Eye Opener

    8.0
    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

    9.0
    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.

    7.0
    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
  • I am not familiar with the lesbian community -yet- but I think this show pictures it in a sincere and real way. The actresses did a great work and made a good decision by choosing to star in this show!moreless

    10
    I love this show! It's sad I started watching it too late! This show permits to learn a lot about the lesbian community, it deals with a lot of social topics I have never thought about before. Plus as a French native speaker, I learn a lot of vocabulary :-) The other thing which is good, is that the show directors know how to consolidate their fans through the website ourchart.com and the L conventions' existence. And above all, Katherine Moennig (Shane McCutcheon in the show) is very very hot!! This woman has such a power!! Her attitude, her husky voice, her smile... I think that just for her, the show is worth to be seen!moreless
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    Themes

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