Bless us everyone: a new round of casting selections for The L Word: Generation Q were announced today and one of the women joining this hotly anticipated production is a trans actress.
Sophie Giannamore, who played Young Maura on Transparent, has been cast as “Jordi, a rebellious teen with absent parents.” It’s unclear if her character will also be trans or how she fits in to the storyline, but I will go out on an honestly pretty sturdy limb here and say I think she’s gonna be friends with Angelica.
Queer butch actress Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project) has been cast as Heather, providing the show with much needed representation of lesbians named Heather. This particular Heather will be “an aspiring comedian who lacks boundaries.”
Bisexual actress Olivia Thirlby, who you likely recall from projects including Juno and The Wackness, will do a guest spot as “kind-hearted Rebecca, who often finds herself attracted to the wrong kind of women.”
Lex Scott Davis will play “Quiara, a sensual lead singer whose international travels bring her back to L.A.” Sounds… wild! Davis is a dancer who has appeared in Superfly and the Training Day TV series.
They will join already-announced cast members Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni and Rosanny Zayas as well as also already-announced cast members Stephanie Allyne and Brian Michael as well as your friends and mine: Bette, Alice and Shane.
Here’s a picture you can investigate for a while for fun: