‘The L Word’ is getting a reboot

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Showtimes’ original show “The L Word,” which was produced by LGBT women and focused on the lives of a diverse set of lesbian characters, is getting a reboot.

According to a July 11 Variety article, many of the original cast members are invested in the reboot in various roles including producing and acting. Jennifer Beals, who played Bette Porter; Kate Moening, who played Shane McCutcheon; and Leisha Hailey, who played Alice Pieszecki, are set to appear in the reboot “as a point of connection from the prior series to the new one.”

The reboot will allow for a more diverse set of characters to play more inclusive representations of varying sexualities and gender identities of women in today’s age of a multitude of sexualities and gender identities. A July 12 Vanity Fair article argued how much the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community has changed since the show’s original debut.

“The L Word” was written, produced, directed by and starred LGBT women, which made it revolutionary the first time it aired between 2004 and 2009. The series focused on the intertwining lives of multiple and diverse lesbian characters in West Hollywood/Los Angeles in the early 2000s.

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