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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Riese is the 40-year-old Co-Founder and CEO 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 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. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. “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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!

  8. 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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