Another big casting announcement today from The L Word: Generation Q — Jamie Clayton of Sense8 will play a recurring role as Tess, “a no-nonsense bartender who sees other people clearly but has a blind spot when it comes to her own relationships.” This is the second trans actress cast in The L Word: Generation Q, after last week’s announcement that Sophie Giannamore would be playing a teenage friend of Bette and Tina’s daughter, Angie.
While the announcement of Giannamore was certainly exciting there is something different about a trans woman character who is actually in the age range of the main crew. Especially with that character description. Is her nightmare ex also Gabby Devaux? Will she hook up with notorious bad girlfriend Bette Porter? At the very least, the fanfic opportunities are endless!
If you’ve watched Sense8, you know Clayton is familiar with both strap-ons and not knowing how to drive, so she really is a perfect gay addition to what is shaping up to be a very exciting cast.
And that’s not all! Freddy Miyares (When They See Us) will be playing José, “a charming and kind artist who is trying to move on from his complicated past.” And Carlos Leal (Better Call Saul) will be playing Rodolfo, “a strong-willed, manipulative CEO who strives to provide what he thinks is best for his family.”
I hope these Generation Q casting announcements never end and I hope we’re a year away from Tess getting a spin-off.