“To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 302: Lost Weekend with Drew Gregory

Welcome to a very Frankensteined episode of “To L and Back”! Carly had to skip town this weekend for a very special opportunity, but you can join Riese and her very special guest host, Autostraddle Writer Drew Gregory, as they overanalyze “Lost Weekend,” an episode with a lot of good parts but also some bad parts!

But that’s not all! You may remember former Autostraddle Senior Editor’ Yvonne Marquez’s piece on The L Word: Latin Lovers and Spicy Bombshells: What “The L Word” Got Wrong About Latinas (beware: spoilers!), which addresses the Sharmen quinceañera scenes featured in this episode. So we wanted Yvonne on the podcast but she lives in Texas so instead we got Yvonne and her wife Gloria, who also happens to be hilarious, to recap those scenes for us themselves, and we’ve spliced them into the episode. Their bits are some of my favorite things we’ve ever had on the podcast and I think you will agree!

So, join us as Jenny and Max do a Great Plains Bar-hop, Shane wears a wig, Daddyof2 logs on to his fave chat room, Alan Cumming hosts Vulva Las Vegas, Bette worries about her relationship with Tina falling apart like sand through the hourglass and Helena hires a hottie to clean up Alice’s weird shrine. Also, Carmen does that dance in her lingerie, so. Yvonne and Gloria are v cute and funny you do NOT WANT TO MISS THIS.


+ The Safety of Objects: book and movie
+ Alan Cumming
+ Alan Cumming in Cabaret in 1993
+ Yvonne’s piece about The L Word: Latin Lovers and Spicy Bombshells: What “The L Word” Got Wrong About Latinas (beware spoilers!)
+ Guerrilla Girls
+ Drew’s essay mentioned when we talk about Ann-Marie MacDonald: “Better Than Chocolate” Turns 20, Remains the Only Movie Where a Trans Woman Has a Lesbian Friend Group
+ Ann-Marie MacDonald
+ Every “L Word” Sex Scene, Ranked (beware spoilers!)
+ Drew’s Monsters and Mommis series, which is really good and you should read it!
+ Follow Drew and Yvonne on twitter!
+ Follow Drew and Yvonne and Gloria on Instagram!

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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.

Riese has written 3228 articles for us.


  1. Love this week’s pod as usual <3 Just wanted to point out if anyone is watching the show for the first time alongside the podcast there are spoilers in the "What The L Word Got Wrong About Latinas" link..which btw thank you for that article and the podcast discussion, this white girl is much better educated now !

  2. I know native English speaking toddlers who know more Spanish then the main characters on this show.

  3. Great episode! I really appreciated Yvonne and Gloria. Also you should have Drew on more because she’s rad. Of course I still love Riese and Carly. I guess I just love everybody.

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