“To L and Back” Live in L.A. With The L Word®: Generation Q Cast: an Autostraddle x SHOWTIME® Event

We know you’ve been perched precariously on the edge of your bicycle seat for what feels like months now, antsy with anticipation for the December 8th premiere of “The L Word: Generation Q,” which’ll bring back favorites from the original series and introduce a whole new cast of shiny, happy queers. We have too. If you’d like to witness our anxious attachment to this franchise in the flesh, then boi are you in luck because GUESS WHAT? We’re hosting a LIVE EVENT in LOS ANGELES and we’d love to see you there.

On December 4th, SHOWTIME x Autostraddle are inviting you to join Riese Bernard and Carly Usdin for a live recording of a very special episode of their hit L Word recap podcast, “To L and Back.” Hosted at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the event includes a guest line-up you won’t wanna miss; Generation Q stars Jacqueline Toboni (Finley), Leo Sheng (Micah), Arienne Mandi (Dani) and Rosanny Zayas (Sophie).

Four photos side-by-side, each of one of the new cast members of "The L Word: Generation Q." From left to right: Jacqueline Toboni (who plays Finley), Leo Sheng (who plays Micah), Arienne Mandi (who plays Dani) and Rosanny Zayas (who plays Sophie)

Generation Q stars Jacqueline Toboni (Finley), Leo Sheng (Micah), Arienne Mandi (Dani) and Rosanny Zayas (Sophie)

We’ll be talking L Word origin stories, watching exclusive Gen Q content, chatting with the cast about the new series and giving away Showtime swag. It’s gonna be really funny, y’all.

You’ll also enjoy an open bar of custom Gen Q cocktails before and after and some hors d’oeuvres after, with plenty of time to mingle and pose for memorable pics with all your gay friends.

Date December 4, 2019
Time 6 pm to 9 pm
Location LGBT Center in Los Angeles, Renberg Theatre
Talent Riese Bernard, Carly Usdin, Jacqueline Toboni, Leo Sheng, Rosanny Zayas, and Arienne Mandi.
  • Open bar, signature cocktails hors d’oeuvres
  • Free, RSVP required
  • 21+ Only
Run of Show
  • Doors: 6 pm
  • Live recording: 7 – 8 pm
  • Post-event reception: 8 – 9 pm


While supplies last. This invite is non-transferable. Event is overbooked to ensure a full house; therefore, a pass is not a guarantee of a seat. Passes have no replacement value if not used for any reason. You must be 21+ to attend. Showtime Networks Inc. is not responsible for any of the food or beverages served. You must be 21+ or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please Drink Responsibly.  

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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 3197 articles for us.


  1. Hi!

    Will there be a Q&A session with the audience and if not, is it possible to submit a question to the panel in advance? Looking forward to the event!

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