“To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 204: Lynch Pin with Drew Gregory

Hello, Helena! This week on “The L Word” we meet two new main characters — Helena, who we love and Mark, who we hate. Special guest Drew Gregory, who ranks “Lynch Pin” as her second-favorite-episode of all time, joins us for this journey. Will Shane & Jenny find a roommate who will keep their clothes on and stop talking about Jesus? Was New York prepared for how good Jennifer Beals looks when she walks down the street and will Helena support her little arts project? Will the ol switcharoo work to divert Carmen’s attention from Shane to Jenny? What does Dana WANT from Alice WHAT DOES SHE WANT and where did those palm trees come from? Why are they making us endure T.O.E??!!! All that and more on this week’s ep of To L and Back!

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Also I learned today that my post for Episode 202, including a link to the very important Madonna / Sandra Bernhard video, did not get published on August 6th as it should have been! (I’m currently on a break from Autostraddle and thus wasn’t aware of this until now.) The post is now up, although I imagine you probably found the video on your own. But if you haven’t like, wow, go do that favor for yourself.

Episode Index:

+ The Kids Are All Right
+ Awful Gay Movies: Lost and Delirious
+ Grey Gardens
+ 99% Invisible: Palm Readings
+ Tony Robbins
+ Guinevere Turner’s Hung trailer
+ Wendy and Lisa
+ Camryn Manheim (Also, she’s straight, I know we implied otherwise in the podcast but she is straight! Her character just seems very lez.)
+ A 2005 article in L Magazine about Starlight and Starlette

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com 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 Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, 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. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Hey Riese! I think the song you’re talking about in the scene where Bette seduces the random girl is “Good Times” by Joystick. I downloaded the song as soon as I heard it on the episode, too.

  2. Listening to L and Back, is legit one of the favourite parts of my week, thanks again to you all.

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