'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
Same sex. Different city.
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The opening title offers a variety of "L words" They are:
- Los Angeles
- letting go
[talking about admitting that they are attracted to each other
Well, we just took the first step, we took the power out of it.
[they slow down their stretching and begin to stare at each other. Dana kinda snaps out of it
I think we need to take the second step.
[and jogs off
[little bit later on
We need to counteract it. We just need to avoid all situations where we find each other most attractive.
We need, like... rules of un-attraction.
Okay, like never be alone ...
Referenced in The City: The L Word