'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
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The opening title offers a variety of "L words" They are:
- Los Angeles
- letting go
[sitting down in a cafe to enjoy a nice afternoon with one another because The Planet is closed
Does she know that we're having coffee?
Um... She's in New Port beach with her family.
No... no she doesn't know but, I'm not hiding it.
Well, if she was at the beach we could have met at your place, like the good old days.
[waves fist in the air
But, we have rules and we're trying to follow them.
[looking down at the table, or anywhere else that's not Alice's face
Does that mean that ...
Referenced in Big Red