Listling Without Commentary: Real L Word Recap Images Riese Asked Her Intern to Create This Season

Every week Riese e-mails me a list of images/graphics she needs for her Real L Word recaps. These are some of those very well-defined requests.

1. also can you make Sajdah’s face on a Big Gulp


3. all the facial expressions she makes instead of saying words

4. graphic of a big ol bag of heroine?

5. Hello boobs

6. Can you compare Romi’s interview in this scene to another scene because she looks way tanner?

7. Mel is the lovechild of Samantha Ronson & Lindsay Lohan, illustrate this with a graphic

8. If you could take a ‘cap of Claire talking about that magazine stuff and then draw all over it to express how it makes me feel, I’d like that

9. screencap of chris crocker with LEAVE WHITNEY ALONE written on it

10. (GRAPHIC –?) – I don’t know what i was thinking when I wrote that

11. somehow superimpose the skittles “taste the rainbow” on top of sajdah and that girl for when sajdah says the thing about the “rainbow coalition.”

12. Shot of the tampons

13. make sure to get lots of claire crazyface

14. also in the style of last year’s LA FASHION WEEK graphic could you make a graphic that says Penis Penis Man Man Sperm Man Penis Sperm Penis Penis, etc etc over and over again


16. “The Unicorn Couple” – a graphic where Cori & Kacy are unicorns

17. Claire handling Vivian like a monkey

18. On her knees doing a that’s what she said

19. also i need a photo from episode 101 of the l word where bette & tina are in the doctors office and to get knocked up and like bette has to go down on her or whatever and it should say NOT LIKE THIS on it

20. Romi’s evolving alternative lifestyle haircut (v. important graphic) DO THIS ONE FIRST

21. Journal in the bed (maybe do one with lights and stars coming out of it)

22. what happened next? i Can’t remember just get some good screenshots of ittt

23. can you make a few more of sara doing her crazy sexy dance at the music video?

24. i have attached 4 pictures can you make each one of them saying “that’s what she said” in a speech bubble?

25. do a few graphics where we’re like “WHO IS IT” and then the graphic will be of the door and someone standing in front of it like the Kool-Aid guy, or Jenny Schecter, or the Grim Reaper or SHANE. What if it had been Shane??!!!!?!?!

26. GOd i don’t know, maybe a unicorn

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Intern Grace

Grace Ellis has been writing and making hack-job graphics for Autostraddle since 2011 and is a co-creator and co-writer of the comic book series Lumberjanes. She is mostly an intern in name only. (Mostly.) She lives in Columbus, Ohio because why anything. Also, she wants to write the Black Widow movie and feels like if she just keeps telling people, eventually she will be allowed to do it. She has a Twitter and a Tumblr, both of which are pretty above average.

Grace has written 89 articles for us.


  1. grace made graphics are the best thing on the block, i just hope these aren’t taking a toll on your soul

  2. this made me realize that intern grace is a very special person and deserve lots of ice cream.

    • I’m just doing what I’m told because that’s what interns do. Riese is the one who puts in all the leg work.

      I appreciate all the nice things you guys said, though! I love you all.

  3. I think we all have a lot of feelings to draw on a screencap of Claire talking about that magazine. I don’t know if it could possibly be made big enough, even if only included were the “STFU!” submissions.

  4. Also you’re amazingtastic because this sounds time consuming/exhausting/hard and the trlw recaps are hilarious.

    • I notice many people do. And I don’t know why, or why it bothers me.

      If I asked in a formspring why so many people spell heroin incorrectly it would never see the light of day, so I guess I’ll never know.

      • i think in this case the problem is that i send grace the list directly after watching the episode — which is ~11pm on a sunday night, and chances are good — 100% chance, actually, that I am somehow substance-altered because watching TRLW sober is just really depressing. so um, i get a little sloppayyyy

        • I don’t think I’d be able to sit through that show sober. One needs to be numb to watch that.

    • In the words of Liz Lemon, “You are my heroine. And by heroine, I mean ‘lady hero.’ I don’t mean I want to inject you and listen to jazz.”

    • It’s cool, it makes me think of a giant bag (like Santa’s never-ending bag of gifts) with a heroine for every situation in it. Oh gotta fight someone, up pops Mulan. Gotta keep a wolf from killing grandma, up pops Little Red Riding Hood.

  5. intern grace: your dedication to this fine site has made me love it even more, and i was a pretty big fan to begin with sooooo. keep cappin’ those screens. your hilarious work here is much appreciated.

  6. Lmao, excellent. The who’s at the door montage was brilliant…also, did anybody else die at the graphic of Romi and Kelsey “Plenty of Space”? bahhaha. Thanks Grace.

    • me: grace

      Grace: yes

      me: can i ask you to do a thing or are you calling in sick today (which is totally totally totally ok if you are)

      Grace: i am not calling in sick
      what do you need

      me: a picture of outer space with kelsey on one side and romi on the other and the word PLENTY OF SPACE in the middle

      Grace: mhmm i can do that

      me: thank you

      me: omg these who’s at the door things are priceless

      Grace: haha i’m glad you like them
      if you think of any more, they don’t take very long to do

      me: ilene chaiken

      Grace: yes!

      [ 8 minutes later]
      me: santana
      or emily fields

      Grace: both

      [15 minutes later]

      me: grace
      can you put a speech bubble next to ilene chaiken that says, “Hi, I’m Ilene Chaiken, director, producer and executive creator of Showtime’s Lowest-Rated Series The Real L Word”

      Grace: in her door picture?

      me: yes

      Grace: haha
      Grace: no problem

      • via Twitter:
        autowin riese
        RT @ grrreen: remember when we sent @ gracecellis a giant bag of food from jason’s deli because she was sick and no one would feed her? that was special.

  7. BEST BOSS EVER. I would love to get project requests like this. Instead… selling my soul to advertising. Whoop whoooooop.

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