It was a different terrain and we thought you can start telling stories in a different way and there’s a whole new generation coming up that views sexuality in a different way. I would love to see the show continue to mine its original themes of friendship and love and community and additionally I’d like it to go a little further and challenge heteronormalcy.” 17.
Ilene was in the middle of doing Empire and she was very excited about the idea, but there are only so many hours in the day. I remember I was in South Dakota watching the returns come in and I texted Ilene and I said, ‘We need to do something.’ She said, ‘Let’s get together and talk about it.’ So we were spitballing about what to do and I said our skillset is storytelling and I think we need to tell stories and certainly, in an atmosphere of increasing hatred towards the LGBT community and frankly anyone who’s categorised as 'other', stories exploring the complexities of friendship and love are all that more crucial.
If I were ever in a court of law I could point to the transcript.” But something about the whole scenario seems to bother him, despite all his mild-mannered bravado.
“I think to an extent it is, like, sinister,” he says, “ ‘cause I know that the average girl will think that there’s a chance that she can turn the tables.
“The first was around 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, in the agricultural revolution, when we became less migratory and more settled,” leading to the establishment of marriage as a cultural contract.
“And the second major transition is with the rise of the Internet.”People used to meet their partners through proximity, through family and friends, but now Internet meeting is surpassing every other form.
Jenny might not be dead after all Ilene teased fans by saying, “We might forget that last year ever happened.” That’s not actually as out-there an idea as it first seems. RIP Dana While Ilene has admitted that she regrets killing off Dana in season three (we all regret that, Chaiken), sadly she just doesn’t think it would be plausible to bring her back from the dead. Roxane Gay wants to be on the writing team “The new L Word will definitely deal with the new fluidity of sexuality; the gender differences in question.
You could talk to two or three girls at a bar and pick the best one, or you can swipe a couple hundred people a day—the sample size is so much larger. Crew; senior at Parsons; junior at Pace; works in finance …Ever since I heard about The L Word reboot, my life has mostly been spent reminiscing about Sharmen, getting all emosh at the thought of the gang being reunited, and frantically googling for updates about the new series. Like you, me and every other queer women in the world, she's a superfan. In the meantime, here’s what I've found out so far. Three of your absolute faves are back Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey are all signed up to reprise their roles of Bette, Shane and Alice. They're also set to be executive producers on the show. To celebrate your achievements, here's Dana doing a happy dance. They will star alongside a new cast of characters The Planet has some brand new regulars and I can't wait to meet them. Apart from Kate, Jennifer and Leisha, it is still unconfirmed whether the other original cast members will take part But we're keeping everything crossed. Queen Ilene is back Ilene Chaiken, the creator of the original series, will be returning as the executive producer. But there’s a new showrunner in town he writer behind Four-Faced Liar, has been announced as showrunner and executive producer.It’s a generational thing and we’ll have both generations represented.” That all sounds lovely, but let's not forget than Shane has long been the Yoda of sexual fluidity. The reboot will strive for a more “enlightened” attitude when it comes to transgender characters and themes “We’ve all learned a lot since then,” Ilene told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour.“I think the new version of the show would reflect that.” 13.