I can summarize my thoughts in three words, “It’s about time!” Showtime has enough gumption to portray the omnifarious lifestyles of lesbians as productive citizens and not sideshow anomalies.
Two of the characters, Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals) and Tina Kennard (Laurel Holloman) scout out for the male’s all-powerful prevailing sperm to form their happy bi-racial family unit. Shane McCutcheon (KATHERINE MOENNIG), plays the female Casanova of the clan who must deal with a rejected lover stalking her in the least expected places.
The entire cast is attractive, captivating, refreshing, provactive and affecting. Their storylines outline the social issues that penetrate in our white collar society, demonstrating cerebral function that is often amiss in the straight laced programing of public television, whose awful attempts to depict butch lesbians with no intellectual capabilities fail most miserably.
The L Word placates those continuing to pursue the exotic neanderthal thoughts of viewing two women in the mist of venereal, erotic, wanton sex. The writer magnificantly captures every sigh and sweat.
My ultimate desire is to view an episode representing a lesbian with a physical disability. Our society is at times an ostrich burying its head in the sand unable to relish the concept that a person with a physical disability is a sexual being much less a disabled homosexual.
“The L Word” has the opportunity to open communication between the homosexual and hetersexual populations and close the doors of those media conglomerates that shame us back into the dark ages. Love is love and should transcend beyond gender labels.
Lastly, I would like to thank Audacity Magazine for giving me the opportunity to express a view that is far more accepted behind closed doors than in public forums such as this one.