Having watched very few (like maybe three or four) episodes of The L Word because of the ridiculous portrayal of lesbian lives for the consumption for of a straight audience, I don’t have much of a clue what being the “new” L Word might look like for Girl/Girl Scene. I do know The L Word had high production values and prestigious Hollywood talent and money backing the Showtime series.
Tucky Williams, creator, writer and executive producer (as well as the star) of Girl/Girl Scene, clearly is not loaded with dough. The series is gritty, and more realistic (although somewhat stilted, which I think will recede as the series progresses), than I think The L Word ever was (and stopped pretending to be in the end – realistic, that is).
Lies, Secrets & Silences
Season one of Girl/Girl Scene is still in production. As of this writing, Episode1 07 had just been completed. It’s very interesting watching a series that includes very different types of lesbians and other characters (including a transgender character). However, as usual, there is no variety in terms of sizes and shapes, a real disappointment, but not at all surprising. There seems to be some ethnic diversity, but I am just guessing here based on looks alone.
Variety is the Spice of Life
Williams’ has a good storyline, an excellent cast and a definite route to success for Girl/Girl Scene if only she can survive financially in the cutthroat world of web content development and production. Check it out for yourself.