The L Word

The L Word is an American-Canadian co-production television drama series portraying the lives of a group of lesbians and their friends, connections, family, and lovers in the trendy Greater Los Angeles, California city of West Hollywood. The series originally ran on Showtime from January 18, 2004 to March 8, 2009, and subsequently in syndication on Logo and through on-demand services. On July 11, 2017, it was announced a sequel season was in the works with Showtime.

Year:
2004
1,909 Views

Alice:
I'm Alice Pieszecki and you're listening to the chart on KCRW. Welcome back. Tonight we are talking about the connection between love and the senses.

[short pause]

Alice:
Your lover kisses you, and you feel a tremor in the back of your knees. The synapses fire sending orders, move your legs move your arms... she's the one for you, she's the... girl of your dreams, she's your one and only. And you know because... the smell of her makes your head swim because you get a physical jolt every time she sends a glance your way. I mean she touches you here

[puts hand on lower neck]

Alice:
and you feel it... here

[touches inner thigh]

Alice:
You touch her... anywhere, and you feel it... everywhere. And then... boom. It's six months later and she's... touching someone else. And you might say "Hey... All relationships end, lovers leave, leaving a labyrinth of... heartache and betrayal. For example, my first boyfriend left me for a voluptuous... former lesbian named April, who I then wound up having a rebound affair with, but... We could also talk about Gabbi. Otherwise known as lesbian ex of point of origin for an entire geographical substratum of lesbian linkages. Including... Lara. Yes that same Lara, we love her... Lara the larcenist... Lara the liberator. Lara the, the new true love of... of Dana

[takes out and opens a bottle of pills]

Alice:
...and, yeah, I mean Dana who told me she needed... she needed closure, closure with Lara.

[pause]

Alice:
Well, it's six months later... and I'm still waiting for it to close.

Alice Pieszecki:
Okay, so basically, that skankball Dylan Moreland almost ruined Helena's life. First, she pretended to be in love with her so she and her boyfriend, Danny, could sue Helena for sexual harassment and extort millions of dollars from her. Can you believe it? So... her mother gets so mad that she cuts Helena off, and she has to move in with me and become a cook.

Helena Peabody:
I was a caterer.

Alice Pieszecki:
Which was a disaster, and let's face it, Helena is used to a certain standard of living. She was born rich, with a gold spoon in her mouth. So, she meets this shady high-roller lady, named Catherine. They hook up, but she uses Helena and takes all her money, and when Helena takes it back, and we still don't know where she buried it, she gets arrested for embezzlement, thrown into prison, and has to share a cell with some killer!

Helena Peabody:
Her name was Dusty, and she was in for tax fraud.

Alice Pieszecki:
Fine! So, Helena's mother can't take it anymore. She bails Helena out of prison, but she doesn't want to live under her mother's thumb anymore, so she springs Dusty from jail, they go abroad to Taha, which she doesn't ever want to talk about since Dusty still hides out over there. So, it couldn't have been great, right?

Helena Peabody:
Right.

Alice Pieszecki:
Anyway, her mother gets stung by some jellyfish while scuba diving, and grants Helena's wealth back again. All of this because of this woman.

Tasha Williams:
[to Helena] You want me to kick her ass?

Helena Peabody:
No. Thank you.

Tasha Williams:
You're a better person than me. I would beat a bitch down if she ever did something like that to me.

[Mark tries to make amends after Jenny discovers he has been filming her and Shane on hidden cameras]

Mark Wayland:
I wish so much that there was something I could do.

Jenny:
No, I don't think there's anything that you can do. I think you did it.

Mark Wayland:
When i moved in here, I was the type of guy who was capable of doing shit like this. But i am not that guy anymore. I know that I've said it before, but you and Shane have made me a better man.

Jenny:
Oh, f*** off, Mark. It's not my job to make you a better man and I don't give a shit if I've made you a better man. It's not a f***ing woman's job to be consumed and invaded and spat out so that some f***ing man can evolve.

Mark Wayland:
That's not what I meant.

Jenny:
What the f*** are you talking about, then, Mark? You give me one reason why you think that I should forgive you.

Mark Wayland:
Because, Jenny. I made a big, big mistake. But from that I have learned how difficult it is to be a woman.

Jenny:
Ugh. Please. [Walks away]

Mark Wayland:
Wait, Jenny! Hey! Look at this! [Strips naked]

Jenny:
What are you doing?

Mark Wayland:
Is this what you want?

Jenny:
No. [Hurls a pen at him] What I want is for you to write "f*** me" on your chest. Write it. Do it! And then I want you to walk out that door and I want you to walk down the street, and anybody that wants to f*** you, say, "Sure! Sure! No problem!" And when they do, you have to say, "Thank you very, very much." And make sure that you have a smile on your face. And then, you stupid f***ing coward, you're gonna know what it feels like to be a woman.

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