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The L Word: Generation Q Finally Has a Premiere Date!

'The L Word: Generation Q' Finally Has a Premiere Date!

'The L Word: Generation Q' Finally Has a Premiere Date!

The cast and creators spoke out about the upcoming revival yesterday.

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At last! We have a premiere date for the long-awaited return of The L Word, or as this new version will be know, The L Word: Generation Q.

We’ll finally be reunited with some of our favorite lady loving ladies on December 8 of this year. The revived series will air on Showtime at 10/9c for eight episodes. Eight super freaking gay episodes.

Original creator Ilene Chaiken, new showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan, and cast members both new and returning were on hand to speak about bringing back the iconic series at the Showtime TCA panel yesterday.

In addition to revealing the premiere date, the team spent some time discussing how Generation Q will fit with the greater understanding we have of identities and sexualities than most people did back during the show’s original run from 2004 to 2009.

“[In 2004] non-binary was a mathematical term, rather than part of the lexicon in today’s discussion of gender identification and sexuality,” star Jennifer Beals said.

 

 

“We have had long conversations about [lesbians and trans people] and we are very plugged into the conversations that are coming out of the divide,” Ryan agreed. “I strongly stand on the side of inclusivity. We don’t have enough teammates to play a full game if we’re not all on the team.”

They also discussed the impact the election of Trump has had on the LGBTQ community and how that inevitably will effect the story of the show, with Beals noting that “this administration has given people permission to say really hateful things.”

 

 

But while the show is set to reflect the reality that the world we still live in is still a difficult place for LGBTQ people to navigate, Ryan said that she wants it to be “an aspirational queer narrative,” helping queer people learn how to be themselves and find a community, the same way the original did for so many folks.

December 8 absolutely cannot come soon enough, and hopefully, after it does, we’ll end up with far more than eight episodes to look forward to in the future.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.