February 25, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

“The L Word: Gen. Q” Can’t Come Soon Enough!

We are ready for you, “The L Word: Generation Q!” 

A decade after the original series ended, “The L Word” is ready for a Showtime reboot and fans cannot wait for the season premiere on Sunday, December 8 at 10 p.m.. 

In the past 10 years, a lot has changed locally, nationally and in the general spheres of LGBTQ+ representation. Characters had to flea to Canada if they wanted to get married. Trans characters were butchered by cisgender actresses. The cast narrowly defined what it was like to be a lesbian in Los Angeles. The addition to “Generation Q” to the show title suggests a certain level of inclusion. Based off the previews and trailers, the season premiere is going to hit the nail on the head. 

The show will follow returning stars Jennifer Beals (Bette), Katherine Moennig (Shane) and Leisha Hailey (Alice) moving to Silver Lake and exploring how their lives have changed in the decade, including the expansion of a more diverse friend group. 

“My pitch was to make it more representative of what Los Angeles looks like: a little browner and a little less cis,” showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan said in an interview with Hollywood Reporter

As always, the show follows the twists and turns of what it means to the characters to be queer in a city as expansive as Los Angeles. Ryan said to Hollywood Reporter

“…There’s something really empowering and political in its own way about just making the thing rather than talking about the problems within a community. There’s something really powerful about seeing people function well when all the things we read tell us that we don’t. When I saw Bette and Tina [Laurel Holloman], I wanted to be Bette and Tina. And now I am married, and my wife is due in May.

“Those things were not possible [to me] before I saw them; that narrative did not exist. I still think that there’s plenty of room for that inside of all of our communities. Including the trans community inside of our storytelling is important. I write a lot of political pieces that don’t mention politics, but they’re stories about gun violence and long-term jail sentences. I write about characters that exist inside a world where those are problems.”

Related Posts

Film Review: Down Low

July 30, 2023

July 30, 2023

FILM REVIEWDOWN LOWRated R90 MinutesReleased March 11, 2023 By Dolores Quintana “Down Low” is funny. It’s a lean 90 minutes...

Film Review: The People’s Joker

July 23, 2023

July 23, 2023

FILM REVIEWThe People’s JokerUnrated92 MinutesReleased September 13, 2022 (Toronto Film Festival) By Dolores Quintana “The People’s Joker” is a heartfelt...

Skin Laundry Laser Focuses On Rejuvenating Skin

July 12, 2023

July 12, 2023

Facials don’t have to be invasive. That’s why Skin Laundry has taken a revolutionary approach to skincare technology, making the...

The Problem with Pride Outfits and How You Can Change It

February 20, 2023

February 20, 2023

Since pride month’s official declaration in 1999, we’re reminded every June of how far America has come following New York...

Happening Now: West Hollywood’s LGBTQ+ Arts Festival

May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022

By Susan Payne Happening now through the end of June, WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival celebrates the artistic contributions of...

California Trans Child Molester Gets 2 Years In Juvenile Facility

February 2, 2022

February 2, 2022

A Los Angeles County judge ordered Hannah Tubbs, a transgender California woman, to serve two years in a juvenile facility...

Homeless Initiative Meeting In West Hollywood

February 2, 2022

February 2, 2022

The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative works to address homelessness with a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, collaborative response. It’s estimated that...

WeHo Premieres the ‘Moving Image Media Art’ Exhibition Series

February 2, 2022

February 2, 2022

The City of West Hollywood announces the premiere of the Moving Image Media Art (MIMA) program and the worldwide debut...

LA Street Will Potentially Be Named After Anti-LGBTQ Singer

February 2, 2022

February 2, 2022

A portion of Bailey Street may be renamed to the late Mexican Mariachi singer ” Vicente Fernandez Street’ – a...

WeHo Spreads Word About Free Covid Testing

February 2, 2022

February 2, 2022

The City of West Hollywood is reminding residents that free COVID-19 testing is available for them.  Demand for COVID-19 testing...

Green Qween New Queer-Owned Cannabis Shop Will Open Downtown

February 2, 2022

February 2, 2022

Green Qween, a new queer-owned and queer-driven cannabis shop, will open in downtown on April 20th.  The shops owners, Andrés...

2022 ‘WeHo Reads’ Series Celebrates the ‘Road to Joy’

February 2, 2022

February 2, 2022

The City of West Hollywood invites community members to celebrate literature and local authors with its 2022 WeHo Reads literary...

New CA Law Helps With Transgender Deadnames

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

A new California law requires public colleges to update diplomas and records for transgender students who have changed their names....

MJ Rodriguez, 1st Openly Transgender Actress to Win Golden Globe

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

Michaela Jae “MJ” Rodriguez has made history by becoming the first openly transgender person to win a Golden Globe.  The...

Animal Shelter Donations In Honor Of Betty White

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

Animal shelter donations have increased exponentially in honor of late actress gay icon and animal lover Betty White. Over the...