Genre: TV series, Lesbian, Drama
Country: United States
Starring: Pam Grier, Jane Lynch, Eric Mabius, Cybill Shepherd, Daniela Sea
Eye candy: Rachel Shelley, Sarah Shahi, Rose Rollins, Alicia Leigh Willis, Clementine Ford, Jennifer Beals, Janina Gavankar, Annabella Sciorra, Karina Lombard, Kate French, Katherine Moennig, Malaya Rivera Drew, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner, Marlee Matlin, Elizabeth Berkley, Mei Melancon, Lucy Lawless
Creator: Ilene Chaiken
Run time: 7 hours 18 minutes
DVD distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
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I was surprised at how much I was interested in the final season of The L Word, out November 3rd from Paramount Home Entertainment. The season opens with the deliciously hot Mia Kirshner, dead. Then the entire season is a flashback that will point the finger at her killer. Maybe.
Normally, I watch The L Word to see which lesbians are going to get naked and have sex with each other. But this time, I was more curious about the murder, and about the crazy story lines that come to an end as the series does. It didn’t matter to me that Mia Kirshner and Katherine Moenig have sex, or that Mia Kirshner has dirty and angry and totally hot sex with Kate French, or that Elizabeth Berkley and Lucy Lawless showed up for several episodes, or that Tasha and Alice might have a three-way with Jamie.
An aside – How do you pump up a show with flagging ratings? Two words…interracial threeway. OK, maybe that’s three words. Inter-racial threeway. Or four words. Inter-racial three-way. I’m not sure. But I am sure that the moment the writers of the L Word decided that intimating there could be a lesbian threesome between the black chick, the white chick and the Asian chick, the show started to feel more tawdry than ever before. Admittedly, I enjoyed watching this show for the naked lesbian sex. Because…well, come on. But the show was always a smart one and had a laudable moral centre. Now, of course I know that people want to see Asian-on-black-on-white lesbian threesomes. And I am assuming that including those words in this review will triple my page hits today. But I’m not interested in that stuff.
Okay, I was a little interested in that stuff. Or, really interested. And…I don’t remember who killed Jenny.