Or as my friend Alice says, “Isn’t Shane looking more and more like Edward Scissorhands each day?” Regardless of what the look is, Shane in her underwear holding her tiny breasts is very popular with men and women alike. As if Shane wasn’t popular enough, now modeling men’s underwear has launched her into super model status.
But let’s back up a minute and talk about the production of this show, which I must add was both written and directed by amazing director and out lesbian Angela Robinson of D.E.B.S. fame. The opening sequence is brilliant, fast moving, split screenshots of Alice, Bette, Jenny, and Shane talking about the upcoming party for Shane’s underwear debut, with Phyllis cutting in, pining about Alice. Alice calls all the girls to invite them, even though Shane asks her not to and Papi calls to say she and Tasha will be there. Whew! It really is worth watching.
And then Jodi pops into Bette’s office and matter-of-factly lets Bette know that she knows she’s been avoiding her because she’s uncomfortable that they almost kissed. She says she’ll pretend it never happened if that’s what Bette wants. But we all know that is NOT what Bette wants. So later, Bette shows up at Jodi’s studio and in an incongruous moment, Bette is afraid to kiss Jodi. What? You kissed that intern, you kissed Candace when you were still married. Why afraid to kiss this hot artist who obviously has the hots for you too? Luckily for us, she gets over it quickly and Jodi and Bette do a lot more than kiss in the studio. But the whole time we were on the edge of our seats, afraid someone was going to walk in on them, or worse, their boot-knocking will knock over one of Jodi’s sculptures.
It all makes perfect sense and it seems like maybe Bette has found an equal she can finally hang with, until Jodi opens her big mouth. See, she hates kids. Ouch. End of first date.
But let us not forget Jenny and the ugly position she has put herself in, befriending the Curve writer’s cute girlfriend. Just as Stacey and Lindsay are about to head of out town for a romantic weekend to save their relationship, Jenny calls Stacey, pretending to be a hotshot editor and offers Stacey an interview with Shane. Stacey, of course, can’t resist the temptation and cancels the trip with the girlfriend. Which, in turn, prompts Lindsay to invite Jenny (who she thinks is Debbie) out of town with her. Lindsay is starting to fall for Jenny (Debbie) and Jenny is finally realizing how f--ed up she really is and starts to come clean just when Stacey shows up at the door. I have a feeling this storyline isn’t over yet.
And in addition to all that drama, Max comes out to his boss to stand up for a female co-worker, Tina and Bette fight over Angelica’s preschool, Helena loses a lot of money gambling and Tasha and Alice get closer. In my opinion, it was one of the best episodes of The L Word yet this season. What did you think? As always, comment below.
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