“The L Word” Episode 409 Podcast: Let’s Spend The Entire Day in Bed With Alice and Carmen Phillips!

Alice, Tasha, Helena and Papi spend 50% of their waking hours in Alice’s bed in this thrilling episode with special guest and passionate Tasha fan, Dr. Carmen Phillips of Autostraddle Dot Com! What is Marina doing here? How much shittier can Shane’s Dad be? How much traffic does OurChart ACTUALLY get? Why hasn’t Helena gotten any of her poker winnings? Who is Papi sprung about? Why is Angus still here? How hot does Bette look in a worksuit? Join us for a really funny episode sure to enable at least 1.5 hours of dissociation!

As promised in the podcast, your visual aids and out of context screencaps exist below, with the context in the captions as indicated:

Riese: “This time there’s some women and there’s some colors”

Riese: “We cut to Vancouver, where it’s raining”

Riese: “He sent her ten thousand bouquets of flowers”

Carmen: “I love that shot so much…. you know [The Kiss]? I want them to take this picture of Tasha and Alice and make it poster size so I can hang it in my very adult bedroom.”

Carly: “Can you imagine wearing an entire sombrero on an entire trans-atlantic flight?”

Riese: “Dad goes to the bookshelf, pulls a book off the shelf, what book is it everybody? At first I thought it was Generation X by Douglass Copeland. It is not. It is Sum of Her Parts.”
Carly: “By Jennifer Shecter.”

Riese: “Also as he walks in, Alice does this turnaround where she like mouths to everybody ‘HELP ME'”

Carly: “Can you imagine being Leonard…. and you’re coming here to see this lesbian to be like why, what did you do to her, and then you walk in and there are three other women in her bed? That visual should’ve been it. He should’ve been like OH I get it.”

Riese: “I swear to God the woman who stands up and starts yelling was in Battlestar.”

Carly: “Then Phyllis enters the room fully dressed like Steven Segal.”

Carly: “We see the phone and in all caps it says LEONARD KROLL IS IN MY BED”

The meeting that can’t start without Max

Carly: “I thought I knew the hotel, I think it’s the Standard.
Riese: “First of all I was like Carly will know what hotel this is, and second of all, I was like, why is everyone else at this pool wearing full clothing.”

Shay’s Wax t-shirt

Riese: “I would like to note that the screen at the beginning — they are looking at OurChart’s traffic and they are NOT getting 40,000 hits an hour.”

Carly: “Grace is wearing just the most gigantic cowboy boots I’ve ever seen.”

Bette’s HOT worksuit

Riese: “Then Marina comes up and sits on his lap and starts leering at Jenny?”

Carly: “They just go nuts with the spray paint and just deface the whole thing.”

Riese is the 38-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. 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.

Riese has written 2842 articles for us.


  1. So glad to hear someone who has the same problem with all of Tina’s comments on movies being that they’re “so visual”…
    Yes Tina, they’re movies ! It’s a visual medium !

    But now I’m thinking our resident cinephile Drew may have examples of non-visual cinema ? If that is a thing ?

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