The L Word is officially coming back to our screens and that means a new generation of writers and show-runners. Find out which LGBTQ women we’re rooting for!
In case you somehow missed the magical, long-awaited, much-anticipated, highly-speculated news that blew up lesbian Twitter for days and days, I’ll break it to you here: The L Word is coming back. Reboots and revivals and reunions are all the rage right now, but the resurgence of this 6-season masterpiece means more than just new episodes. It means more gay representation on-screen. It means more jobs for women, especially queer women, in the industry. And most importantly, it means more Bette Porter in power suits walkin’ around Los Angeles like she owns the place because, basically, she does.
In the wake of this glorious announcement, not only was the internet abuzz with questions and opinions and theories (mostly surrounding Jenny’s untimely but still somehow not-soon-enough demise), but queer lady Twitter was positively LIT. The show’s been off the air for almost 10 years, but it’s likely that most of us have just been watching and re-watching since the final episode in hopes that Dana’s storyline would turn out differently, or Tina would become less boring, or Kit would become somehow more perfect. Now that we’ve gotten the best possible news and we’re getting the heroes we need and deserve right now, we’re readier than ever to jump in and ensure that this reboot will make America gay again. And it’s pretty clear that the ladies on this list can do just that.
Though this list is in by no means comprehensive, these LGBTQ ladies make up an impressive sampling of the incredible queer talent at our disposal today. And because Ilene Chaiken, creator of The L Word, is surely, definitely reading this, I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more from these women as reboot news continues to be released. After all, who knows better about the way that we liiiiiive and looooove than queer women themselves?