Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Word of the Gay: "The L Word"

"The L Word" is a television drama following the lives of lesbian and bisexual women, their friends, family, and lovers. Due to its high popularity amongst queer women and their straight counterparts, the shows title is often seen and referenced throughout pop culture.

5 comments:

Laurie said...

I still need to watch that show...I think
it's out on DVD but I don't remember if
I saw right or not....

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!

bridgeout said...

Ah! yes, the L Word! I have the 1st episode of season 6 on my DVR but have not watched it yet. It can be hokey sometimes, but it is an important part of our queer culture.

Anonymous said...

two students in my grad program did a study on the L word and gender expression. They found the cast who were gender queer were portrayed negatively and questioned how this impacts the community as a whole. They questioned if it created "inter-group conflict" between "hetronormative and queer LGBT people" and if the series was a true representation of the community. It was interesting because they ended the presentation with lesbian's who were gender queer and faced discrimination in the general community and one gender queer woman of color who was kicked out of a gay restaurant for being too butch during pride, she then sued and thank god won... I do watch TV, but I think even if I did I might not be into it, maybe I'll rent it! :)

Anonymous said...

I heard they are auctioning off the sets of L-Word - clothing, furniture, accessories...
The show is gone, but you can own a piece of television history!


Check out ableauctions.ca for more information.

Anonymous said...

so, i'm not a lesbian, but isn't anyone annoyed by the whole "lesbians unite!" theme of the show? i mean, doesn't being lesbian mean being lesbian, not being in a group of cool girls? like the whole point is it's your identity, not something you do because it looks good on camera, right? btw, i have 2, (count 'em 2) lesbian friends, so i'm not utterly clueless.

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