A HUGE thank you to my husband who did the noble thing and went in to accept the slings and hooks of our fans as they complained about our lack of updates... HAHAHA! Well, to those who do read this page, and apology from both of us, we were far too busy running around the country looking at Unis and phoning up Frenchmen and loving surprise South African gifts! Sorry! *giggles*
Anyway, I am here today on very important business. Whilst touring around, Lenna and I did find time to watch the occasional bit of television... And in doing so stumbled upon a gem. Ladies and gentleman, The L Word
.The characters of The L Word, from top clockwise - Mark, Kit, Carmen, Alice, Dana, Jenny (in the corner), Shane, and Helena. The two women in the center, the blonde is called Tina, and the dark curly haired woman is Bette.
This is the first fashionable
TV show to show lesbians as powerful, passionate women and avoid stereotypes of butch women that drink beer and basically look like truckers. First of all, look
at all of these women. They are all gorgeous. And this TV show captures the beauty of the love of two women, but also frequently pokes fun at the increasing fashionability of lesbians. In one episode (Season 2, Episode 1 I believe) a character is asked: "Do you think dykes are the new fags?" I think that's what makes this show so successful. It's raw and candid where it needs to be, but also it's very artisticly presented, and it has in every shot the kind of cinematography that interests a woman - vivid colours, intricate sets, stunning fashion, symbolism flying all over the place... It's simply genius. A new Sex and the City, just with more girl-girl sex scenes. And is that a problem?The women are displayed provocatively, beautifully, and each woman shows her own fragility and power throughout the course of the show. 1 - Tina (Laurel Holloman), 2 - Alice (Leisha Hailey), 3 - Bette (Jennifer Beals), 4 - Dana (Erin Daniels), 5 - Shane (Katherine Moennig), 6 - Kit (Pam Grier)
Now onto our personal favourites... Lenna felt very passionately about the show and decided soon after that one of the characters was going to have to have sex with her, or Lenna would have to find a way to 'become' this person... She's got some serious attitude, she's cool, she's sexy, she's smart, and her fashion sense is always stunning. Lenna's favourite lesbian - Shane
. *crowd cheers*
Of course, Lenna does not understand the Shane sex completely, as she's never seen Shane with glasses, which is where I personally think she looks her sexiest. So, for Lenna's general education and so that those of you out there not convinced will understand just how gorgeous all of these women are... For the second time... Shane
And now my personal fave... I love this girl because she is just so stunningly beautiful, and deeply disturbed... She wants to be a writer but keeps getting rejected, and to find her inspiration she goes into her own little parallel universe where characters start coming to her mind. Her fashion is gorgeous, her acting is flawless, and her denial that she was a lesbian and her trying to be straight as her parents wanted makes her a really human character... Jenny
*crowd cheers again*
Come on now... How gorgeous is that woman? Are those women, in fact? For everyone who's a bit... 'Oh no, I can't watch that, I'm not a lesbian...' Get over yourself. I'm straight as a ruler, but this show still entertains me, and quite frankly is very hot. Also, the acting is amazing and the cinematography... Wow. Never before has such a taboo subject been so beautifully and candidly presented. Don't knock this show until you've tried it... Really. I guarantee at least a tiny part of you will be impressed.