The L Word (2004–2009)
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Tina and Jenny have creative differences over the development of their movie; Alice and her friends console Phyllis's heartbroken husband; Bette and Jodi's relationship might go to the next level if Bette can curb her Type-A personality.


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Ilene Chaiken (creator), Kathy Greenberg (creator) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Beals ... Bette Porter
Janina Gavankar ... Papi
Leisha Hailey ... Alice Pieszecki
Laurel Holloman ... Tina Kennard
Mia Kirshner ... Jenny Schecter
Marlee Matlin ... Jodi Lerner
Katherine Moennig ... Shane McCutcheon
Dallas Roberts ... Angus Partridge
Rose Rollins ... Tasha Williams
Daniela Sea ... Moira / Max Sweeney
Rachel Shelley ... Helena Peabody
Pam Grier ... Kit Porter
Kristanna Loken ... Paige Sobel
Eric Roberts ... Gabriel McCutcheon
Karina Lombard ... Marina Ferrer


Jenny and Tina look for the right movie director for Jenny's screenplay, but they soon butt heads over creative differences and their directors view of how to film the project. Later Jenny gets a surprise when Marina shows up wanting a singing part in a proposed musical version of the movie. Meanwhile, Phyllis' husband, Leonard, drops by unannounced at Alice's place interrupting her and Tasha's romantic morning-after to unload on them about his midlife problems, while Helena and Papi also drop by to offer their sympathy. Meanwhile, Bette is falling hard for Jodi and lets her emotions and jealousy interfere with her work when she spots Jodi with her ex-partner Amy, a fellow deaf student. Kit manages to crack through Papi's hard emotional outer shell... with unexpected consequences. Also, Shane's father, Gabriel, arrives back in town wanting to take Shay with him back to Portland, and Max learns that his mother has died from a brief bout with cancer. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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The crude, "visual" director at the beginning of the episode is real-life director John Stockwell who actually did direct Blue Crush, Into the Blue, and Crazy/Beautiful, as Tina mentions. He also directed 4 episodes of The L Word. Coincidentally, this episode also guest stars Bruce Davison whose credit appears on screen just as Tina mentions Crazy/Beautiful- a movie in which Davison also starred. See more »


When Alice and Shane spoil Shane's big ad, it's clear that they should have a portable ladder to paint the head, but they don't have a ladder that high. See more »


Jodi: [to Bette] Yes, I fucked her. But it didn't work. Every time I looked at her, my head filled with pictures of you. Her skin didn't feel as soft as yours. I didn't like the way she touched me. And her kiss... didn't make my head spin the way yours does. You've ruined me for anybody else.
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Lesbians of a Lesser Character
9 December 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

Marlee Matlin's sculpture-making lesbian is the worst character ever on the series. Even more annoying is her translator who acts like a drama queen when he translates his drama queen to Belle, whose entire storyline is boring with Jodi. She's political and boring, and pointless. Meanwhile, Bruce Davison gets to sit Breakfast Club style and ask lesbians about how they're so much better than men. Boring.

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4 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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