Girl-on-Gallery: The L Word Cast Photos

Here’s our favorite photos of the L Word cast — and we made an extra special effort to track down and scan photos that you haven’t already seen 500 times.


Cast: Jennifer Beals (Bette), Laurel Holloman (Tina), Leisha Hailey (Alice), Kate Moennig (Shane), Erin Daniels (Dana), Pam Grier (Kit), Rachel Shelly (Helena), Sarah Shahi (Carmen), Daniela Sea (Max), Janina Gavankar (Papi), Malaya River Drew (Adele), Kristanna Loken (Paige), Clementine Ford (Molly), Lauren Lee Smith (Lara), Kate French (Nikki).

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  1. so two things:

    – what the hell is Daniela Sea wearing in photo nr. 11, a clowns jacket? it’s frickin ridiculous
    – why is Sarah Shahi so highly underrepresented?

    otherwise lovely selection

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