Archive for March, 2009

End of The L Word – A Tribute to 6 Wild, Wonderful and WTF? Years…
March 20, 2009

Alas, its beginning to settle in…the finality of it all (at least in terms of first-run episodes)…that is until the “Spin-off” and then the MOVIE (click here to Sign the Petition Now)

Yes, that underlying sense of feeling “lost” I’ve been experiencing since the final crazy, frustrating, sexy episode 608 bringing down the curtain on the life of character Jennifer Schecter, portrayed by Mia Kirshner, and the History-Making/Herstory-Making  ShowTime Series The L Word is because I’m in mourning.

It’s not like the characters all died – just Jenny. (And, even as irritating as Jenny could be, and vindictive in the final season, I will miss her. I’ve always had a soft spot for the crazies, the tortured, and actress Mia Kirshner gave us one wild ride through a very complex character over the seasons!)

But I can’t shake the overwhelming sensation of loss.  Like I just moved away from all my friends. Call it quirky…and, no I don’t have difficulty distinguishing from fiction and “reality.” But as a Lesbian who has been out for over 30 years, I personally took on a sense of community as I have followed these lusty Ladies over the past 6 years. (Well, okay – so it’s actually been the past 4 years, because I didn’t discover the show right away.)

I didn’t gather with other Lesbians to view the show in a bar or someone’s home. I can’t even get ShowTime where I live (don’t ask)…so I’ve had to rely on the segmented posts of loyal fans at YouTube to see each new episode! Faithfully every week I’ve gone to the internet soon after 10:00 pm EST eagerly awaiting the first posts, so I could view the show.

I, like so many others, came to identify this circle of friends from West LA as a part of my life. I  joined in with them at The Planet, at Hit (renamed in the final season after Kit and Helena became owners of the She Bar).  I looked forward to looking into their lives – drama and all! – each week.

Maybe for me, it was because I don’t travel in a circle of Lesbians. I live in community with straight women and men dedicated to personal, professional and spiritual development. The focus here isn’t sexual identity. Although we’ve had Gays and Lesbians on staff in the past, and the organization is LGBT-friendly, I’m the only LGBT person here. So, because I live in a fairly remote location, 2 hours away from any city with an LGBT Center,  the gals of TLW were my “Gay Community” connnection.

The L Word isn’t just going to fade into the ethers. It’s become a Pop Culture Icon. There will be annual conventions, the DVDs, the “Spin-off” (although it will be a very different story line with just Alice as a carry-over) and potentially a movie on the wide screen – just imagine those Tibette Love Scenes! 🙂 But I still feel like I’ve been abandoned. I still feel sad.

Maybe Creator Eileen Chaiken wrote the most irritating ending she could possibly have imagined just to help people through their grief – you know, leave them hopping mad and maybe they won’t feel their hurt so much? Who knows? The ending was pretty lame, like the whole season – but the sex scenes were sure great, weren’t they?

And Tibetters got what they wanted so desperately…Tina and Bette together, and OMG!! — HAPPY!!! (Well, as happy as you can be with a dead friend in your pool.) But, you get the picture.

I miss my friends. I’ll get over it and life will go on. I’ll keep checking YouTube for new videos from creative fans and post them here. And there’s always the DVDs and endless discussions on the message boards where fans gather to dissect episodes with amazing attention to detail!

Maybe I’ll go check out that LGBT Center. Who knows?

Here’s the Finale Special:

Funniest Quotes from Season 6

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RECAP of The L Word Finale Episode
March 11, 2009

Credit the folks at AfterEllen.com.

For a very detailed review of the finale, Go to:

http://www.afterellen.com/TV/thelword/recaps/6/8

 

See MsQueer’s Farewell to The L Word at

https://msqueer.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/end-of-the-l-word-a-tribute-to-6-wild-wonderful-and-wtf-years/

Enjoy!

Msqueer

Who Killed Jenny Schecter Revealed? (PLS Take part in the Polls)
March 8, 2009

see MsQueer’s “End of The L Word Tribute to “6 Wild, Wonderful, and WTF? Years” :

https://msqueer.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/end-of-the-l-word-a-tribute-to-6-wild-wonderful-and-wtf-years/

🙂

Many of us TLW fans have been discounting the “mystery” aspect of the “Who Killed Jenny Schecter?” season-long story line with the publishing (prior to the actual beginning of aired episodes, I might add) of the Leisha Hailey “spin-off” featuring the lead character Alice in prison. Hence the naturally assumptive conclusion: it was Alice?

That’s assuming that creator Ilene Chaiken is following a logical progressionfrom this The L Word to the new “spin-off.”

Okay now, fans – think about this. When in the last 6 seasons have we experienced IC to do anything remotely logical with the plot of this show? If Our Chart was still alive, you could go to any thread to witness the ranting and ravings of various character’s/actresses’ fan following with regard to IC’s latest ridiculous manipulation of the plot.

So now, in the last episode, we’re all anxiously awaiting and expecting…logic? Normalcy? Closure?

What a’ ya – NUTS?

Keep in mind, everyone has their eye on the MOVIE. Truthfully I wouldn’t put it past IC to have created some sort of weird dream sequence or some other plot twist to resurrect Jenny in the final moments. I mean with her, WHO KNOWS?????

Look at the promo for 608 from ShowTime. Almost looks like Bette takes a kitchen knife to go after Jenny. But look more closely. Not Jennifer Beals’ nose. (Hey, it’s a dimly-lit scene). Nope, it looks more like Dylan’s snotz. But again, these cleverly editted clips are probably not related as they are being presented in the teaser. They’re just a great tease.

Personally, I don’t think we’re going to find out. The actors all appear to not know in the interviews. Goddess knows, IC won’t knock off the people we’d like to lose..like Adelle, or William. 

Oh, and by the way… with one episode left, where exactly is Carmen supposed to show up? (Wasn’t she scheduled to return this season?)

More mystery… Sigh! 

-MsQueer  

 

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Banco Provincia Commercial Promotes Transgender Inclusion
March 3, 2009

NOTE: ORIGINAL STORY at  http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/03/bank-ad-teaches-transgender-inclusion.html

THIS IS A TEAR JERKER! (Happy, poignant tears, that is.) It’s short and to the point but, WOW – does it ever pack a wallop!!!!!!

Consider that this commercial was produced by a national bank in South America. HELLO! Okay Citibank, Bank America, whoever is left standing in the current fiasco…care to follow suit? MsQ 🙂

Posted on YouTube by caroldelpozo2008,

 

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The L Word Season Finale (608) Promo Vids from ShowTime
March 3, 2009

see MsQueer’s “End of The L Word Tribute to “6 Wild, Wonderful, and WTF? Years” :

https://msqueer.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/end-of-the-l-word-a-tribute-to-6-wild-wonderful-and-wtf-years/

🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo1r5UoBg1o

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Vote for who you think “Who dunit?” at

https://msqueer.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/who-killed-jenny-schecter-revealed/

The L Word Season Finale Spoiler
March 2, 2009

see MsQueer’s “End of The L Word Tribute to “6 Wild, Wonderful, and WTF? Years” :

https://msqueer.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/end-of-the-l-word-a-tribute-to-6-wild-wonderful-and-wtf-years/

🙂

Don’t know how long this will be “viewable” – there was a “part 2” that already got pulled from YouTube….ADD: POSTED IT BELOW – We’ll see how long it stays.)

This clip was titled “Before the credits roll, part 1”

Here’s the commentary from the post:

 

0:22 – Bette said “Here sweetheart”
At this point Helena already broke up with Dylan
Talice – The day before, Alice told Jamie and Tasha to give it a try (have sex and all)… Alice said that if Tasha doesn´t call her around 5-ish the following day, then they are done. WTF? So why didn´t Tasha called before then, thus the expression on Alice face while hugging Tasha.
Shane accidentally saw Molly while she was buying a gift for Bette and Tina, thus learning about the jacket and the letter. When she got home, she search for it and found it at the attic, tripped on a cloth that covers the Lez Girl´s negative, lead Tina to the attic ..
Song : Have You Seen That Girl
by: Lee Ann Wormack

   

if disabled, go to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW-vtsIX1RQ

THIS VIDEO PROPERTY OF SHOWTIME AND THE L WORD. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED.

 

HERE’S THE DIALOG FROM THIS CLIP, if you can’t view it:

Nikki is found hiding in the bushes near the pool and police force her out at gunpoint.

An officer brings her into Bette’s living room where the girls are sitting with Officer Duffy (played by the iconic Lucy Lawless). 

When Shane asks Nikki what she’s doing there she starts babbling, “I came to talk to Jenny. I saw what was going on at the dance marathon and I just saw the way she was keeping you as a prisoner and I just wanted to tell her that she had to free you…”

Shane: Nikki, Shut up. SHUT UP!

Cut to outside house, woman approaching scene, officer yells, “Hold it!”

It’s Tasha. She asks: “What’s going on here?”

Officer: “You can’t go in”

She pulls out her ID while saying, “Listen I’m a police officer. Well, I’m in the Academy. OK. What’s going on here, please.”

Cut back to inside of house. Show the door being opened from outside by police officer as Tasha enters into room saying, “Alice.”

Alice: “What are you doing here?”

Tasha, walking toward Alice:  “Come here. Are you okay?” 

Alice rises and goes to her, Tasha takes Alice’s hand then draws her into her and embraces her.  

Tasha: “I’m here. I’m here. I’m not going anywhere.”

Officer Duffy steps forward after watching all this:  “You know, I’m afraid this is going to take a bit longer than we thought.” 

Bette: “Well, we’ll do whatever you need for us to do.”

Kit: “We’ll cooperate with you.”

Tina: “yeah, we’re a very tight knit group.” 

Shane: “and, uh, we take care of each other.” 

Alice: “None of us did anything wrong. We just don’t know what happened out there.”

 

Helena: “you probably just want us to come down to the station.” 

(that’s where the clip was cut, or continues on “part 2.”  Don’t know how the poster got this, it has the tell-tale marks of raw film from the editor’s station, but “WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED  OUT THERE.” J

 

 

This clip was titled “Before the Credits Role, part 2”

See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwMKlnBlNcw

 THIS VIDEO PROPERTY OF SHOWTIME AND THE L WORD. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED.

In case they disable this one too, it includes a short clip of Jenny saying “thanks” to all her friends on a self-made video. A suicide good-bye note?  Also shows a really sexy “walk-off” by all principle characters/actors –  smiling, happy, and YES, TIBETTE hand-in-hand for the final view! (Well, at least we got one concession from crazy creator Ilene Chaiken!) -MsQueer 🙂

For other videos and posts go to https://msqueer.wordpress.com/the-l-word/

Vote for who you think “Who dunit?” at

https://msqueer.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/who-killed-jenny-schecter-revealed/

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