While several characters attempt to kill themselves, suicide as an epidemic, especially in the queer community, lacks any exploration between the characters. While it does have a somewhat shaky start and what doesn't? I did some research and could find no-one, maybe there are one or two people out there that experienced that exact same situation, but this is not at all relatable to the audience. I was throwing things at the TV in despair. One of the biggest and most valid critiques that people have made of the show is how it handled transgender issues. The dramatic outbursts are raw and, at their best, difficult to watch. And there are plenty of gay women who are repressed and troubled by sex.
And the L Word just isn't presenting that. Each episode, Shane is seen lip-locked with a procession of women. Rather than the predicted audience share—horny straight guys looking for some naked girl-on-girl action Yeah , baby! I believe Showtime made a good choice bringing "The L Word" to its viewers because it now balances out for both gay and lesbian individuals. While I find most of the characters appealing -- Tanya is a snake and Tim lost me when he walked out on Jenny and left her stranded in a Tahoe motel -- I especially enjoy Alice and Dana and continue to hope the two of them will end up together. I won't say that "L" is going to "strike a civil rights blow" for "progressives", but I will say that its sliver demographic has never been so well spoken for and the show never stops going all out to entertain.
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Not to mention the rest of the cast, who neither under or over play their characters and sort of allow their characters to come through them instead of being forced. I watch them and I think I had that same scene with my ex-boyfriend. At what point is the process now? Something that you've heard where you're like "That's just not true. They're proving to be a real asset and really great producing partners for us.
The show also reflects an apparant belief, on the part of its producers, that it can cover in one discussion issues like race, abuse and gender identity that do not go away after you bring them up once. But not as bad as this season. Are there any misconceptions of "The L Word" that you've wanted to clear up? And I think our show definitely had something to do that. Marja is really keenly attuned to the issues of representation and inclusivity Television is, as I said above, a creative reflection of real life, it's not meant to actually be real life. The series has created an identity hierarchy, with race playing second fiddle to sexuality, if it is discussed at all.