L Word Generation Q Renewed For Season 3 At Showtime, Blessed Be The Fruit on Bette’s Counter!

After months of nervous anticipation during which I personally experienced deep anxiety regarding the possibility that there might not be an L Word Generation Q Season 3, at last word has come: Showtime has renewed The L Word Generation Q for Season 3! FINALLY!!!!

We have been praying at the stars, pleading for answers: will it ever be April 9th (two times) again? Will Shane take a short road trip to Las Vegas to make love to Tess under the sparkling beacon of the majestic bargain Luxor hotel? Will Finley emerge triumphant from fancy rehab into the welcoming arms of the LGBTQ+ center recreational soccer league? Will Dani have out-loud phonesex in jail or actual sex with Gigi in a bed? Will Bette invite Tina into her home for a cup of water and a plastic apple? What is the fate of my OTP #Sinley? Will I personally be hired to join the writers room? WILL THE L WORD GENERATION Q GET A SEASON THREE???!

At last we have our answer to one of those questions:


(L-R): Rosanny Zayas as Sophie and Jillian Mercado as Maribel in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q “Love Shack”. Photo Credit: Liz Morris/SHOWTIME.


According to Variety, Season 3 will have ten episodes and is slated to air later in 2022.

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Riese is the 40-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in California. 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. Riese, did Showtime execs read your AJLT roundtable and with your closing comment they shrugged, sighed, and said “Well, I guess we’ve played hard to get for long enough.” I THINK WE HAVE YOU TO THANK.

    I am thrilled about this news to an embarrassing degree.

        • The undying commitment to Bettina seems (outside of the Autostraddle orbit, which I am VERY grateful to be a part of) seems to be an inverse relation to the crickets about Sinley, and remains to me one of the great mysteries of the universe.

          • I have been rewatching the original series and making an active effort to understand Bettina and I simply cannot!

            Everyone’s entitled to their opinions, but yeah I feel a real disconnect from the general L Word watching populace

          • For some reason I can’t reply directly to your comment below, Em Dobbs, but — I actually don’t have a vested interest for or against Bettina. I just remain perpetually naive and therefore surprised at the ardent shipping of that very fraught relationship. And continually surprised by how underrated Sinley is generally (AS and Alice aside).

          • haha @caitrw now I can’t figure out out how to reply to you either but YES same. I don’t care one way or the other about Bette and Tina, I’m mostly just obsessed with Sinley and am confused why others seem to feel so differently! I see so many people call them toxic, and I’ll admit they of course have their issues, but it seems weird everyone hates them and yet love other couples I find to be much more dysfunctional (Bettina being the primo example)? but thankful to have Alice and AS on the right side of history!!

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