Over the past few years, American television viewers have been increasingly challenged by what they can watch each evening. Although the traditional networks have stuck to a wholesome diet of sitcoms and law-and-order dramas, the HBO effect has changed the face of television, introducing edgy shows such as The Sopranos and Sex and the City. It seemed as if there were few taboos left, but later this month cable network Showtime begins airing a show that marks another step forward. The L Word is a drama series made by and about a group of lesbians, which promises to introduce audiences to a world many of them are unfamiliar with. Set in Los Angeles, it features a glamorous cast and soapy storylines including infidelity, artificial insemination, bisexuality and interracial romance. It is likely to have the same effect in the States as Queer as Folk did over here, not least because it features a number of sex scenes, including one in the first episode that takes place in a swimming pool.
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Deborah Shaw does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. LGBT social media networks were recently buzzing with news that a reboot of The L Word , the lesbian drama that ran for six series between , is in the works at Showtime. Fans and cultural commentators have asked what the new series would be like. How would it better embrace diversity?
After 10 long years, we finally know what happened to Jenny Schecter. After being left hanging for a decade, The L Word fans can finally rest easy knowing the answer to the nagging question Who killed Jenny Schecter? The original Showtime series about the lives of a group of lesbian friends in Los Angeles ended on a sour note for some fans.
The actress claims her co-stars on the lesbian-themed show found it difficult acting out graphic love scenes - but Beals loved the experience. She tells British magazine Diva, "I haven't questioned my sexuality. If I had, I think I would be more ambivalent about the love scenes. Some people on the show did, and they had a really difficult time with it.