With how it played into the “But Not Too Bi” trope – bi characters who have a bias toward one gender or the other – The L Word flipped a common heterosexist script in media. But in doing so, it still excluded actual bi people from its world.
The truth is that Carmen and Papi are Latina characters who perpetuated sweeping generalizations about Latin@ Folks and ultimately made matters worse.
“Laneia, that was our first official interaction in the world — you seeing a link to my blog on The Planet Boards and wanting to delete it.”
Let’s take a little trip down memory lane by retro-recapping the Dinah Shore episode, in which the lesbians also take a trip down memory lane, which makes this recap very meta.
There are so many great L-words they didn’t get to use.
I couldn’t find a drink called “The Power Suit” and I kind of want to invent that now?
When I think about Jenny Schecter, those thoughts are a little dark and a little sad. She is dead now, after all. Therefore this music is a little dark and sad too.
I’ve compiled a list of your favorite L Word characters and the strains I think they would smoke. See if any of these apply to you; who knows, you could be smoking very Shane today.
Carmen: i lost my life
Carmen: i’ve lost my life
“I was angry. Really fucking angry. Angry because Jenny Schecter was right.”
Turns out that when you create the first ever show with a cast of almost all queer women, and do it on a cable channel that allows multiple scenes of what just barely misses qualifying as porn in every episode, we gays get resourceful.
Welcome to L Word Week on Autostraddle!