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
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