A cast of six lesbians is returning to
Showtime, but this time
around it's going to be real.
Real L Word premieres Sunday on the same cable network
that broke ground six years ago with The L World.
This new look at lesbians living in Los
Angeles, however, won't be a fictionalized account of Jennifer Beals
playing the role of a lesbian, instead L Word creator Ilene
Chaiken is reviving the show as a reality series.
In announcing the show last September
as L Word was about to end its six-year run, Chaiken said that
she was not finished telling stories.
has yet again come forward to continue with us this mission to
entertain and enlighten and bring more L to the world,” she
In the highly-anticipated spin-off we
get to know six women: Nikki and Jill are in love and are planning
their big wedding day, Mikey is a high-power fashion executive, Tracy
is just learning the ropes of being out, Whitney is the requisite
girl that gets around and Rose is unable to commit to anything that
lasts longer than lunch.
The show pours on the sexy lip gloss,
dramatic tantrums and idle gossip that have become the pillars of a
finely-tuned reality show.
But if after sampling the drama, you
decide you prefer your L Word fictionalized, there is hope.
Last July, Chaiken hinted that she was in the process of penning an L