The L Word (I) (2004–2009)
Erin Daniels: Dana Fairbanks
Alice : [talking about admitting that they are attracted to each other] Well, we just took the first step, we took the power out of it.
Dana : [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]
Alice : [nodding] Yeah, okay.
Alice : [little bit later on] We need to counteract it. We just need to avoid all situations where we find each other most attractive.
Dana : Mm-hmm.
Alice : We need, like... rules of un-attraction.
Dana : Okay, like never be alone together, in places like the bathroom at The Planet.
Alice : Right! Never be alone together.
Dana : Especially never be alone together... in places where's there's like a bed or a couch.
Alice : Right, or - or - a table.
Alice : Or a floor...
Alice : Or the backseat of a car.
Dana : [smiling] Ooh, that'd be good.
Dana : That *wouldn't* be good!
Alice : Okay, you need to stop showing up at The Planet after you've worked out, when you're all sweaty and your veins are all popping all over the place.
Dana : You like that?
Dana : [Alice raises her eyebrows and looks at Dana like duh!] Tonya hates that. Alright, well then you can't wear those shirts any more.
Alice : What shirts?
Dana : You know, the ones where...
Dana : they cling to you in some places and fall off you in others?
Dana : [Alice has a huge grin on her face. Dana kind of rolls her eyes] Fuck you.
Alice : Okay, that's *totally* against the rules.
Alice : [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?
Dana : Um... She's in New Port beach with her family.
Dana : No... no she doesn't know but, I'm not hiding it.
Alice : Well, if she was at the beach we could have met at your place, like the good old days.
[waves fist in the air]
Dana : 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]
Alice : Does that mean that you're finding it difficult?
[also looking away from Dana]
Dana : No... no not at all, you?
Alice : Piece of cake.
[they look at each other and smile]
Dana : [apologizing to Lara] Can I please try again? I really want to try again. Can I?
Lara Perkins : One thing.
Dana : [holding back tears] Anything.
Lara Perkins : You have to start taking at least take some steps towards being out.
Dana : I will.
Lara Perkins : Because you're going to be miserable being in the closet.
Dana : I know.
Lara Perkins : And you are really, really gay.
Dana : [almost laughing] I know.
Lara Perkins : And it's one of the things I like so much about you. If you hide that, you're hiding the best part.