'The L Word: Generation Q' returns to Showtime with our favorite women and a bevy of diverse, LGBTQIA+ characters

Bette (Jennifer Beals) is now running for mayor of LA, Shane (Katherine Moennig) has returned to the city after a setback, and Alice (Leisha Hailey) is learning to balance co-parenting with her fiancee Nat


                            'The L Word: Generation Q' returns to Showtime with our favorite women and a bevy of diverse, LGBTQIA+ characters
Ilene Chaiken, Jennifer Beals and Katherine Moennig (Source : Getty Images)

We have missed watching 'The L Word' so much that, when Showtime announced the revival of the show and that it was dropping on the network this December, our joy knew no bounds! 

Returning to television after almost a decade, and fifteen years since it first premiered, Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey are all set to resume their original roles as Bette, Shane and Alice on the hit series that is now titled 'The L Word: Generation Q'. 

When the show first premiered in 2004, 'The L Word' created waves for its realistic portrayal of the LGBTQ community, specifically by steering away from the queer stereotypes and tropes, and the superficial treatment of lesbians. 

This was not an easy task for creator Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg and Michele Abbot. The groundbreaking drama series impacted an entire generation that was heavily influenced by the show.

The show is once again expected to create waves in the industry as, along with Bette, Shane and Alice, the show will be featuring a new group of diverse, self-possessed LGBTQIA+ characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in LA.

While the conversation around the issues faced by the LGBTQ community has evolved over the last decade or so, there has never been anything even remotely close to the brilliance of 'The L Word'. 

'The L Word: Generation Q' begins ten years since we last saw Bette, Shane and Alice.

Today, Bette (Jennifer Beals) is running for mayor of Los Angeles, Shane (Katherine Moennig) returns to the city after a setback, and Alice (Leisha Hailey) is learning to balance co-parenting with her fiancee Nat (guest star Stephanie Allynne) and Nat's ex-wife Gigi (Sepideh Moafi) and the ever-increasing popularity of her talk show.

Written by Marja-Lewis Ryan and directed by Steph Green, and guest-starring Stephanie Allynne, Brian Michael, Latarsha Rose, Carlos Leal, Freddy Miyares, Fortune Feimster, Sophie Giannamore, Joe O'Connor, 'The L-Word: Generation Q' brings new stories from LA and our favorite women on television. The new show is also going to feature a diverse young cast.

The women are coming back, and we can hardly contain our excitement! There is going to be a lot of loving, crying, kissing, laughing, cheating, drinking and of course love-making!

'The L Word: Generation Q' will begin airing on Showtime on December 8, 2019, at 10 PM.



 

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