Autostraddle Presents: “The L Word WTF?!” Video Part #1

A few weeks ago while pounding away at the 608 Recap I had this brilliant idea to make a spectacular video encompassing every ridiculous WTF moment of TFS (this fucking show), The L Word. I described it with such enthusiasm “THE MUSIC BEGINS! And THEN! Bam!! -Max feels the baby kick BAM! – it’s Henry’s back fucking Tina – the music rises and BAM-BAM – The Nanny gives Angus a Blow Job BAM! Jenny with the paper dolls–” that I completely convinced myself it was the best idea I’d ever had. Now that I’ve actually begun this endless undertaking, I’m more on the fence. Anyhow.

Obviously there will be a part two, as one cannot get all the worst moments into one five minute piece. I put this video on a new vimeo account so if it gets taken down I won’t lose EVERYTHING! The art of losing is not hard to master, don’t forget that.

ALSO! Guess who went to the GLAAD Media Awards [Red Carpet]? Carlytron & Robin. Wanna read about it and see their pictures of all the famous homos smiling with their eyes? This is your chance! ALSO! Look at our L Word photo gallery, it’s hot.


Autostraddle Presents: “TLW WTF?” from autostraddle on Vimeo.

Riese is the 38-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Um. I’d really like to watch but I can’t! There’s a blank, over here and on vimeo… is there a region restriction on the vid? Perhaps you could also upload it on youtube?

    Pretty please?


    • There’s definitely no region restriction — I’m trying to figure this out on vimeo ’cause there’s no trouble with it here.

      I’ve tried uploading it to youtube and they rejected it based on copyrighted content, I tried several times. So that’s not an option. I’m sorry, I’m totally baffled — remind me where you live?

      • have you tried a different web browser? I can’t ask vimeo directly, because there is copyrighted content in the video obvs and to bring it to their attention would mean it would be taken down since that’s against the rules. It might be a problem with your browser?

  2. I finally watched the last 2 season this month. There was a lot of WTF!? moments in it. I’m glad you got the “HE’s pregnant” in there. lol

    By the way, Jenny was so much cuter with her short hair. I’m not the woman who always nitpicks about appearances, so this is a rarity for me, but her long hair was really bothering me in the last 2 seasons. It made her look sloppy and frumpy. I forgot until I saw the older clips she was so much cuter.

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