The Comment Awards are Rebooting The L Word


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(Oh, don’t like the new intro? Oh well. I was thinking I would just keep it for THE NEXT FIVE SEASONS).

This week, Martha Kirksey did what she could.

Nora brought us such a good installation of Style Thief! Jazzmyne Robbins is amazing.

Amazons training on the island would totally buy everything on this Amazon Prime Day list.

Faith reviewed GLOW, a show that’s suspiciously straight for how incredibly gay it is.

I don’t know if you heard, but there used to be this show about lesbians called The L Word, and I guess a few people watched it? Anyway, they’re bringing it back.

Reneice made strawberry shortcake for her new column, Femme BrûléeI am so excited for this and the title is so good!

And then there were your comments!

On This Is You: Some Things The 2016 Autostraddle Survey Told Us About You:

The Peekaboo Award to Stephanie:

What about the percentage of readers who never comment but literally read every single comment? (guilty as charged)

On No Filter: Brittani Nichols Goes Full Portland:

The Style Thief Award to Sam:

I HAVE THE SAME SHIRT MALLORY IS WEARING AND I WORE IT TO CHURCH TWO WEEKS AGO. Ugh, I have such a crush on her, and also, apparently, good style.

On Sorry, A 19th Century Woman Already Has the Best Tombstone:

The Vaguetombing Award to Chandra:

This is like the tombstone equivalent of vaguebooking

And the Queer Morgue City Guide to Katy with a Y:

Shows picture Katy took with the tomb Erin wrote about, then says "I did what I could"

On BREAKING: “The L Word” Is Getting A Reboot, Bless Us Everyone:

The Fake News Award to Allison:

“satisfying sixth season” I just choked.

The Very Cool L Word Award to verycoolname:

I just started hate rewatching The L Word last week, so this couldn’t come at a better time. My short list of people I want to see cast in this reboot: *Samira Wiley, except she doesn’t die and it’s wonderful. *Brittani Nichols *Laverne Cox, but only if they actually write a trans character properly this time. *Lena Waithe *Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher as a unit — they have to be married and their marriage should be near-perfect and without petty drama. *Kate McKinnon *Kristen Stewart, but all of her dialogue is just rehashed Shane lines. *Erin Daniels, but not as Dana. I want Erin Daniels as a totally new lesbian. It’s never addressed why this new lesbian looks exactly like Dana Fairbanks. *Tatiana Maslany. She has to be playing twins. *Dominique Provost Chalkley. Hopefully they film in a warmer climate so she’s comfortable whilst wearing crop tops in every scene.

And the One Ilene to Rule Them All Award to Carmen SanDiego:

So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil

On What Actually Useful Things Did You Learn From Your Exes?

The How You Doin’ Award to Elle:

My last boyfriends taught me that I actually prefer women! Still haven’t dated a lady type yet (hey y’all..), so I’ll let you know all of the wondrous things I’ll learn at a later date

On “Orphan Black” Episode 505 Recap: Defy Them:

The You Came in Like a Firework Award to willow rose:

That first shot of Cosima in that tux and holding Delphine’s hand made my heart explode. Like a great big beautiful firework it exploded.

And on Queer Celebrities! They’re Just As Weirdly Giddy About “The L Word” Reboot As You Are!

The Fahrenheit 45L Award to Valerie Anne:

The amount of people like “I WANT TO HELP MAKE THIS NOT A GARBAGE FIRE” without actually saying it! Too good. And I mean listen, I don’t think you need ANY straight cis people in the writers room or on the cast (unless they’re playing straight I guess, but even then) or hell probably even on the crew LEZ DO THIS RIGHT. Jennifer Beals can stay. BUT THAT’S IT.

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  1. Can we also all collectively nominate you queer girl, for being such an amazing host?

    Queer girl: unlike religion, politics or whether to have peanut butter AND butter on toast, the indisputable choice!

  2. When I told three of my straight friends that they are bringing back the L word, I was meet with three blank, vaguely guilty stares.
    Turns out they thought i meant that gay women were reclaiming the word lesbian, and that atm it should only be referred to as ‘the L word’ and that they had been very offensive to every lesbian they have ever met by saying it outloud.

    Straight people are so cute sometimes.

  3. I am honored y’all were so receptive to my cast list. In the interest of being more representative (something the actual L Word writers should focus on…) here’s a handful of non-cis people that should be involved with the show in some capacity:

    *Kaitlyn Alexander. If they’re going to film in Toronto again there’s no reason not to, honestly.

    *Asia Kate Dillon. Best known for playing one of the neo-Nazi assholes on OITNB, but they also play a nonbinary character on the show Billions and they do an amazing job, so.

    *Jiz Lee. I shouldn’t really have to explain this any further.

    *I already said Amandla Stenberg should play Angelica, so here I am reiterating it. #MakeAngelicaNonBinary2K17

    *Mal Blum and Allison Weiss team up to write a theme song that doesn’t make me want to die.

  4. The reboot comments were spectacular.
    I’m so excited I’m now going to be able to share the (hopefully awesome) experience of this show with the Autostraddle community (I was six when the first episode aired so I watched it relatively recently and all by my lonesome).
    My expectations are already dangerously high, but maybe that’s the only way to live. At least it is for Taylor Swift, and now she is filthy rich and dating Victoria Secret models. I may not have the power of song within me, but still.

  5. Whenever I see an unusually high comment count and it isn’t a biphobic flame war, I assume it must be a case of MRA trolls getting lost.

    I’m beyond delighted that in this case it’s because of cordial dialectic on multiple butter application, and everyone wanting to be old.

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