VIDEO Teaser – “Real L Word Season One: Looking Back”

I know, you thought it was over. Ladies, real life doesn’t just end one day like an ant. It keeps on keeping on. We’ve been putting together a bit of an epic masterpiece for y’all, it’s called “The Real L Word Season One: Looking Back” or “A Retrospective Starring Ilene Chaiken.” Riese isn’t done editing everything, but that didn’t stop her from putting together a SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK teaser/preview that will knock your socks off.

Real L Word Parody

Will this be a masterwork opus of life, much like The L Word: WTF? Probably. It’s very likely.

Music provided by the one and only Haviland Stillwell via How I Role. Download the album How I Role today right this very minute! You can sing along! It’s an intergalactic romp!

Hold onto your socks, kittens! Get Excited!

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Big thanks to Geek Goddess Productions!


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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of 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 Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, 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. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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    does alex play all of whitney/sara’s love interests? ;)

    anywho, this looks amazing and I hope it makes you famous and dirty rich!

  2. win! looking forward to season 2 already!
    love how stamie + kids make a guest appearance!
    don’t forget all their moms!
    and what TRLW lacked in: RAQUEL. you guys got her right? or did i blink?

    • Oh… I’m there. No worries. You’ll get to hear my impression of the AMAZING and hilarious Raquel soon, which is a mix of midwestern meets valley girl meets drag queen. :)

      • Fun fact we learned during filming: Robin was basically born to play Raquel. All of life has been leading to this one moment in which everybody’s head will pop right out of their bodies. Seriously.

    • it will be eventually yes she says in a few weeks, that it takes a while to get ‘into the system,’ but it’ll be on itunes and amazon as well but for now it’s just on digistation.

  3. I love autostraddle.
    I honestly actually feel genuine love towards you all. Seriously, if I had to pick between you and my girlfriend, she’d have to start making serious amounts of quesadillas/walking around topless for a minimum of 10 hours a week. At home obvs, I live in England, it’s too cold to be doing it in public.

  4. “I want people to watch the TV and think to themselves, God she smells like pussy juice and creamed corn.” Haha! I love Julie Goldman as IC.

    I am so excited about this I can’t even explain in words. Maybe I’ll just try meaningless(/full?) symbols.


    ^That’s how excited I am.

  5. @1:20 “After casting and everyone said no and Whitney said yes. I said yes, that’s the one who’s going to be Whitney!”

    LMAO. Can’t wait.

  6. After trying to come up with an adequate comment in response to this for several minutes, I am still just.. at a loss.

    There is a tiny Robin-Raquel inside my heart right now and she is so excited about this.

  7. If it’s possible to love something too much, then I think I love this too much. I’m not sure that anything will ever be able to live up to this ever again in my life. Like, my future kids are almost definitely going to end up needing therapy now. And that wasn’t even a proper episode. I think I may give up societal interaction, I can just play this on repeat, possibly from multiple computers all at one, just ‘cuz I can.

  8. this is too much. every time i see myself in the video i’m like “is that me as tom petty? oh no that’s me as mikey!”

    robin was BORN to play raquel, you guys don’t even know.

  9. OMFG YOU GUYS!!! amazing job! I can’t wait for your first season to come out!! Wait, what? You ARE doing a full season of this riiiight?

  10. Wow, this is awesome. And all the little details… I can’t wait to see it. You are all hilarious and absolutely amazing!

  11. i couldn’t stop laughing. my cheeks hurting now. Julie Goldman as IFC, hilarious! and her voice, omg, it really cracks me up!

    i definitely agree that robin was born to play raquel “works-a-lot!” love robin’s facial expression. and then dj carly as mikey! jesus, this is so funny. team autostraddle are the best!!! go lesbians! woohooooo!

  12. I absolutely love AfterEllen but for THIS (and for so many other reasons… but mainly THIS) AutoStraddle beats AE hands down.

    You tickle my funny bone in all the right places. Love you always, forever… near and far, closer together… and so on.

  13. It’s been a while since my last comment (even though I read AS daily), but with these teaser I needed to do it!

    Wooow you ladies are VERY talented and funny, each time you are setting the bar higher, making it almost impossible for others to race against you! Every time I am amazed to see how you make this better and better!! Are you trying to create an addiction? How am I supposed to do other things then?

    Kudos AS for being your amazing selves and sharing it with us!!

  14. My head just exploded all over my keyboard. Way to make a mess, Autostraddle… You’re making my life extremely difficult…

  15. Sorry, that wasn’t funny at all. I wanted to laugh because the recaps for the show were rather amusing but this was didn’t even make me smile.

  16. You make me send meeting planners through Gmail to my wife. They look like this:

    AS Viewing + Discussion || The Real L Word S1: Looking Back
    Mon, September 13, 9:30pm – 10:30pm
    Where Homemap
    Who M, SBJ
    Going? Yes – Maybe – No – Delete


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