“To L and Back” Special Episode: A Delightful Interview With Guinevere Turner

If you’ve done yourself the favor of listening to the “To L and Back” for episode 103, “Let’s Do It,” you’ve heard tiny clips of our very incredible interview with the very funny, accomplished and charming Guinevere Turner, who played Gabby Deveaux and wrote for The L Word. (She also wrote Breaking the Girls and American Psycho and Go Fish.)

Now you can hear nearly an entire hour of this super-fun interview on the “To L and Back” podcast! Get the scoop from someone who was inside the writer’s room for the first two seasons. It’s REAL GOOD y’all.





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  1. love the chart! so ellen page had a thing with clea duvall who was dating camilla grey who was playing in a band and sleeping with leisha hailey who in the mid to late 90s was kd lang’s girlfriend who had dumped guinevere turner for her who later dated portia de rossi and at some point they were all probably listening to fast car by tracy chapman most likely while being stuck in traffic before portia met ellen degeneres who broke up with alexandra helicon who is now married to jodie foster who must have canoodled with jennifer beals while they were studying literature in yale in the 80s and later they both went on to play mums to kristen stewart who ad some point had a thing with st vincent who was going out with carrie brownstein forever who dated taylor schilling who is holly miranda’s girlfriend who used to date kate moennig who had a thing or whatever with evan rachel wood who played ellen page’s sister living in a forest in some movie no-one has watched. FULL CIRCLE!

  2. Oooh, I need to listen to this! I got to meet Guinevere Turner after her ClexaCon panel two weeks ago. My friend and I had gone back in to ask her a question and she ended up chatting with us for nearly half an hour. She’s so nice!!

  3. Whoa, the moment when you guys found out that Ilene Chaiken wrote all Jenny’s entrail poems was EPIC, I absolutely screamed. I always wondered if it was intentionally campy but you know she thought that was genuinely good writing.

    This was super interesting and explains so much. Perhaps the show would have been consistent if its best writers had been kept around.

    • believe it or not (you will), there was even more screaming than we included in the podcast, just because it would’ve been a lot of weird noises to listen to all at once and a sort of high-pitched squealing

  4. I usually find interview podcasts a little boring, but this one was incredible!!!! You guys had such great questions and Guinevere was so smart and unexpected and honest and hilarious! It made communities on a Saturday a real delight. I’m so glad you guys are making this podcast— Riese, you’re such a great writer and have such a unique voice and it’s great to be able to hear it, bc I miss it on autostraddle sometimes! (Though I know you’re very busy doing everything else.)

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