Home' LOTL : June 2004 Contents ... So I scraped around, went to a little event here
called Women's Night and got a bit of goss from
the girls as they took the stage with series creator Ilene
Chaiken to accept the award for Community Role Model.
Which reminds me, did you know the creator of The L Word
is a teeny, tiny, little foofy thing? Yeah, me neither. But she
looked positively diva-licious in her evening gown and 4 inch
spike heels for Women's Night.
Her partner of 20 years on the other hand, a woman named
Mickey (Why oh WHY is it ever thus?), looked like she had just
come in from a softball game. It was a black tie event and she
hadn't even bothered to put on a pressed shirt or dress pants
whilst her partner was all dolled up in an evening gown and
Manolo Blahniks. I understand Mickey didn't want to wear a
gown but she might have rented a tuxedo. You'd think Ms Big
Cheese Award Winner might have at least said, "Honey? Can
you please put on your dress pants for tonight and wear your
good shoes?" Then again, 20 years is nothing to sneeze at.
What the hell do I know? Maybe I should stop ironing my
shirts. Or buy a gown.
Everyone wanted to know who actress Katherine
Moennig (Shane) based her character on but the actress coyly
replied, "I based Shane on EVERYONE I know, not one
particular person." How very helpful that is. You knew that
actress Laurel Holloman, who plays the desperate-to-get-
pregnant Kate was the baby butch lead in the dyke classic The
Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love, right? Yep,
years ago, Holloman played Randy Dean in this lesbian coming
of age story. Well, Holloman got a huge burst of applause as she
told the crowd, "As I said goodbye to the character of Randy
Dean, all I heard was, 'You're going to be typecast as the gay
girl.' Well, it took nine years and some 25 features later, but I
was cast as a lesbian again and the funny thing is, she barely
resembles Randy Dean!"
The biggest hit of the night however, was actress Jennifer
Beals who had the crowd roaring their appreciation as she
confessed her apprehension about being a straight woman
tackling lesbian sex scenes.
"I remember the first time I even thought about shooting
my first sex scene on The L Word. Up until then I was busy
thinking about other aspects of my character. Bette is a control
freak, Bette's a museum director, Bette's wanting to start a
family -- and then it hit me, 'Oh my god that's right, I'm
playing a lesbian sex scene and I don't have a friggin' clue as to
what I'm supposed to be doing!' And I thought, all right, what
am I supposed to be DOING? Is there some secret way of doing
things that only lesbians know about? Is there a code, can you
find it on the internet? Maybe www.GayLadiesSecretCode.com?
And I thought, oh my god I am just going to look like a big fat
clueless hetero and the entire gay community's going to laugh
at me and realize what a bourgeois chump I am! And then I
realised something! I figured out the code! This sex scene that
I have been obsessing over is not about sex. This scene is about
two women in a 7-year relationship who had a difficult time
and now they're re-connecting. This scene is about LOVE."
And so is The L Word. Or maybe it's lust. I keep getting
those two confused.
THE L CODE
BREAKING THE CODE: JENNIFER BEALS. PHOTO CHANNEL 7.
A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME THAT Y'ALL ARE
DYING FOR MORE NEWS ON THE L WORD.
WELL, EVEN THOUGH THE SHOW IS OVER
AND DONE WITH IN OUR PART OF THE
WORLD, WHO AM I TO DENY MY
ADORING PUBLIC? BY THE SHADOW.
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