Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.
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Series cast summary:
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 Bette Porter (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Alice Pieszecki (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Tina Kennard (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Jenny Schecter (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Shane McCutcheon (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Kit Porter (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Helena Peabody (54 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Max Sweeney / ... (44 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Dana Fairbanks (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Jodi Lerner (29 episodes, 2007-2009)
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'The L Word' follows the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles. The main character, Jenny, is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, who moves to Los Angeles to live with her boyfriend Tim and begin a professional writing career. Jenny's life is turned upside down when she attends a party hosted by Tim's next-door neighbors, Bette and Tina, a lesbian couple who are about to take the step into parenthood after being together for seven years. A brief encounter at the party with Marina, the owner of the local coffeehouse, suddenly has Jenny thrust into a whole new world that makes her question her own sexual orientation. Other friends of Bette and Tina include Dana, a professional tennis player who is shy but eager to meet the right woman; Alice, a magazine writer who has a brief relationship with a self-identified "lesbian" man; and Shane, a hairstylist who can't stick to just one woman, and Kit, Bette's half sister who struggles with alcoholism. Written by Anonymous

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According to Ilene Chaiken, the romantic relationship between Shane and Jenny was suggested and heavily championed by one of these actresses (Chaiken didn't reveal which one). See more »

Quotes

Alice: Dana.
[short pause]
Alice: You have a really nice ass.
[slowly moves her hand and touches Dana's ass]
Alice: [they start having rough sex with '80s pop music in background]
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Referenced in Fish Out of Water (2009) See more »

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Great Show
19 May 2004 | by (ATL) – See all my reviews

I think that some people are so used to watching 1 or 2 dimensional garbage they wouldn't know a really good show if it jumped up and slapped them.

This show is EXCELLENT. Nuance, subtext, the characters (particularly Jenny - like her or not) are so real... they breathe! I've read a lot of comments in different forums about how these women don't look like "lesbians". I'm not sure what "lesbians" they've been looking at but the ones that I know look a lot like these women. Progressive, professional, feminine, sexy and proud of it. Keep up the good work Chaiken and crew!


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