“To L and Back L Word” Podcast Episode 105: Lies, Lies, Lies

Welcome back to your favorite podcast in the world, “Riese didn’t remember we were recording at 11:30, not 12:30, but still gave it her all even though her hair was wet and she hadn’t had breakfast yet.” This week, we are discussing “Lies, Lies, Lies,” the episode of classic lesbian slalom event “The L Word.” You should check it out!!!



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Crimes Against Music:

  • This week’s big switch was, again, at the very end of the episode: the song should’ve been “In My Secret Life” by Leonard Cohen.

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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work 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 and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including nerve.com, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]autostraddle.com

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  1. Okay so I’m on my first watch through of this god damn show and my gf and I were marveling over the terrible music and learning that it’s bad replacement music for streaming changes EVERYTHING. But can someone at least tell me if the weird techno beat with a voice whispering “Shane Shane Shane Carmen Carmen Carmen” whenever they hooked up was original? I have to know

  2. So Abraxas isn’t even the demon of lies and deceit?! What a fool I was to trust the L Word’s gnostic expertise.

    Also, why is the L Word missing from the Wikipedia page for Abraxas? Under ‘in popular culture’ they’ve got Charmed and Supernatural, but no Jenny Schecter? This simply will not do.

  3. Be bop bo bo bop – the reenactments of the theme song, give me life.

    I look forward to these podcasts each week, so thank you !!

    Yeah when I was 15, I don’t think I fully understood the Lara storyline. Watching it again, if I were her, Id definitely be having a Tom Cruise on Oprah’s couch moment instead. ” It doesn’t change how I feel about you” , WTF.

  4. Seriously, if you even know a tiny bit about conception and fertility, this whole storyline is so ridiculous. First the dying sperm, now the ultrasound (100% not what you see at 4 weeks!).
    Please never stop talking about this, it makes me so happy that other people see how weird and full of misconceptions their portrayal of the whole baby making ordeal is.

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