Friday night, in the midst of A-Camp, Ilene Chaiken had the audacity to tweet about a possible The L Word reunion? Reboot? Group hang? It’s honestly unclear. But here’s what she said:
— Ilene Chaiken (@ilenechaiken) May 20, 2017
Noticeably absent from this announcement is Mia Kirshner, but Kirshner also doesn’t have an official Twitter, so is it shade or not—you decide!
Given that we have almost zero concrete details about what the fuck any of this means, I have decided to speculate about what The L Word revival in 2017 could potentially look like. (I have also considered the possibility that Ilene is just trolling A-Camp with this announcement.)
The L Word: Afterlife
Given that Erin Daniels and Sarah Shahi* were both tagged in Ilene’s not-quite-announcement, it feels safe to assume that this reunion’s got ghosts. What if they’re all ghosts now? Just a bunch of queer ghosts haunting heterosexuals.
*You might be thinking to yourself “Wait, Carmen didn’t die,” but do we know that for sure? Think about it. The characters pretty much referred to her like she was real dead.
Making A Cat Murderer: The Mr. Piddles Story
Remember when Tanya totally murdered Dana’s cat? In Making A Murderer, an L Word spinoff true crime documentary, we finally get to the bottom of the story. You might think Jenny’s murder is the biggest mystery of the series, but you’re wrong. Mr. Piddles deserves to have his story told.
The L Word: Muppets Live!
What if instead of playing their original characters, the cast of The L Word came together to voice muppet versions of their original characters in a live muppet version of The L Word?
The El Word
Surprise: Ilene’s tweet was a lie. None of the original cast members are returning. Instead, comedy superstar El Sanchez is playing every single character. You’re welcome, world.
The Real Real L Word
The original cast produces a reality show about A-Camp.
The L Word: Second Generation
Angelica Kennard-Porter is all grown up and at the epicenter of this Degrassi: Next Class-style series. Shane regains custody of her brother Shay and is full-on soccer mom now.* Helena has twelve children.**
*Author’s Note: This is my number one fantasy.
**Also my fantasy