Ilene Chaiken, the creator of The L World and The Real L Word, has said she feels good about representing lesbians in the media.

The 54-year-old Chaiken discussed the groundbreaking lesbian franchise with Fashion News Live at a reception for The L Word castmate Romi Klinger's new jewelry collection, The Lost Girl, held at Rob Robinson on Melrose in Los Angeles.

“Romi brings me here,” Chaiken said. “I was thrilled to hear she was working with Ron Robinson and you were showcasing her jewelry line.”

She added that The Real L Word, a reality show loosely based on the fictional series, came about because she felt the brand wasn't finished.

“It still had a lot of meaning and value in the world. And that there was something more to be done. And I had a couple of different ideas about what we could do to continue the brand, but I sat down with my colleagues at Showtime and started tossing around ideas and one of the first ideas was, 'What if we were to do a reality show?' And I didn't get any further because they loved that particular iteration of the concept.”

On being at the forefront of lesbian representation in the media, Chaiken answered: “If I am at the forefront of lesbian representation in the media, then yes I feel good about it.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Ilene Chaiken regrets offing Erin Daniels on The L Word.)