“To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 408: Lexington and Concord

We have arrived at the fine towns of Lexington and Concord to find Alice and Tasha just wanting to f*ck each other, Paige and Shane having steamy car sex, Bette having emotional reservations, Tina missing her special secret lesbian club, Kit throwing a drink at a nanny-fucking motherfucker, Jenny possessing the hottest property in tinseltown and Helena and Catherine poking her in the front and licking her in the rear at the world-famous CASINO!

A bouquet of flowers laying next to a small tombstone with the Star of David and "RIP" engraved in it. Subtitles read, "[Gasping]"Tina sitting on a couch with her eyes closed. She says, "I miss being surrounded by women."

Paige (wearing jeans and a purple top) and Shane (wearing dark pants and a blue tank top) sit next to each other on a porch swing. Shane says, "Oh, God, you are a dyke."

Papi wearing a purple shirt staring wide-eyed at a surfer dude (whose back is to the camera). Subtitles read, "[In surfer voice]: Yeah, fucking bummer, dude."

Bette sits outside in her bathing suit. She says, "Jesus, it feels like fucking high school."

Picture of a desktop computer screen, with OurChart.com pulled up on a browser window. It is showing Grace's profile, with a series of headshots of her.

A brunette sits in a chair across from Max (whose back is to the camera). "There are pretty much no butch women in LA."

Helena (holding a beverage) and Alice start to stand up from couches in a fancy room. Alice says, "I hate the fucking midwest!"

Shane, Paige, and a babysitter stand in the doorway of Shane's house. Shane shouts to Jared, who is running out of frame, "Shay's in the bedroom watching Mr. Meaty."

Kit's record album, featuring a picture of her spread out on a bed.

Looking through a windshield of a car, where a single foot is sticking up in the air as sexy shenanigans between Shane and Paige carry on inside. Subtitles read, "[Panting and moaning]"

Tina, Bette, and Jenny (whose back is to the camera) sitting next to each other at a bar. Bette says, "I mean, she turned Sofia Coppola on The Virgin Suicides."

Jenny (wearing a yellow deep-v dress and her hair pinned back) looks back at Tina and Bette (out of frame) at the bar. She says, "Oh, really?"

A dark-haired person in a purple top hugging Helena (wearing a black dress) from behind, about to lick her neck. Subtitles read, "[Man whistles]"

Paige and Shane, both topless, having sex in the car. Paige is straddling Shane and they are kissing. The windows look foggy and it's dark outside. Paige says, "What would the children say?"

Side-profile shot of Kit, with her arms raised, as she yells, "You lying, low-down, nanny-fuckin' motherfucker!"
Papi (with a tan fedora on her head) dances in front of Kit, holding hands. There are people around them dancing as well.

Tasha looks critically at Alice in Alice's apartment. Tasha says, "Wearing trendy fake-ass raggedy t-shirts."

Tasha and Alice, naked in a dark room, their hands on each others' chests. Alice says, "Shut up and let me fuck you."

Tasha lays on top of Alice in bed. They are both topless. Tasha says, "Okay? Your bush is the only bush."

Shane (wearing a black and white baseball tee) and Paige (wearing a brown short-sleeve shirt) are at Wax. Shane is holding up her pointer finger to Paige, saying, "You're going to get a time-out."

Kit sitting hunched over, her jacket off one arm. She's crying. She says, "You mean, I didn't even make the motherfuckin' chart?"

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  1. That opening scene with Jenny and Sounder is definitely an homage to Carrie (the movie)–there’s a scene where one of the characters visits Carrie’s grave in a nightmare and her hand reaches up from the grave to grab them. I haven’t seen Carrie in so long though that I can’t remember why that parallel would make sense. It’s probably foreshadowing Tina’s fiancee in Gen Q, lol.

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