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| WE ARE THE L WORD.. AND THEY ARE US
Written by shelby1991
Don't be fooled. The showbiz world has it's hidden tactics to keep shows on the air.
I have read the negative comments relative to the L Word producers and writers, and I feel compelled to respond accordingly.
If you are a lesbian and you live anywhere else but California, you know that being out publicly can be very challenging to your life, and career.
When the show first started I was totally in awe of the courage of the actors, writers, producers, etc. to challenge mainstream society with telling the story(s) of the lesbian, bi etc. life.
I thought the first season was incredible and had high hopes for the future of the L Word.
As time has progressed, and new L Word seasons have come and gone, I have been deeply concerned about the negative story lines, that quite honestly are depressing.
When I say, don't be fooled, I suspect that the writers and producers of the L Word have had to compromise their story lines with Showtime execs in order to keep the show alive.
What seems to sell on television are depressing story and crisis story lines.
As members of the GLTB community, we all know too well the depressing facts of life along with the challenges of trying to survive in mainstream society.
If you live in California, as the show portrays, you can be out and no one cares, you keep your job and live in a world that quite honestly is not the real world. But, even with the characters being out all the way with their sexuality, the L Word manages to portray life in the GLTB world as a world of constant crisis and depression.
I had high hopes that the L Word would become a show with class, with story lines that portray success in "the real world."
I had high hopes that the L Word would become a symbol of hope for the younger and future members of the GLTB community.
The L Word is so much more than a television show. It is a symbol of our lives as members of the GLTB community.
I challenge the writers, producers, actors, and especially Showtime to clean up the L Word, and give it and all of the L Word fans the dignity and class it/we deserve(s).
It goes without saying that life has it's crisis and depressing times, but the sun does shine most of the time.
Someone has snuffed out the sunshine of life in the L Word and sold it by taking away the class and dignity it once had.
We all have a responsibility to make this world a better place especially for those new members of the GLTB community who are the future.
The L Word has the power to be a symbol of hope for the future.
It is our responsibility to advocate this agenda.
One last note:
We need to quit blaming the producers, writers, and cast members for not allowing the sun to shine.
We need to challenge them to higher standards.
We have the power to do this.
The majority of the L Word fan base is made up of members of the GLTB community.
Without our support by watching the show, the L Word would not survive.
We are the L Word...and They are US!
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2006-05-09, 11:25:19 AM
Comments: I have to agree with this, and it is put how i would have put it. As a member of the GLBT community, i feel such a great responsibility to show the community as one that is strong and proud, and when it comes to this show it is us, and we have to support it. If we stop watching it then it will be gone and we will not have a show that looks like us. Yes the storys have gone bad, but they can get better, put your voice out there speak your mind, but don't leave the show.
2006-05-09, 20:23:08 PM
Comments: I agree 100%. What they are showing on L now is how the straight world looks at us. Not very positive is it. Thanks, IC. I do blame her for selling out..and I don't even know if she can bring this show back to the level of S1. Thanks for your thoughts.
2006-05-10, 14:44:50 PM
Comments: I agree as well. The show should show more success and happiness in the lives of these women. But also, life isn't always fair. Dana dying was a BIG event. It hurt alot of people. But life happends that way sometimes, and if you want a show thats "real", then allow real things to happen. Honestly, i dont like it, i think they could have used Dana as a very possitive role model for young lesbians with her coming out and being a succesful professional athlete, and also overcoming cancer and using her status as a recognized social figure to help the fight against breast cancer. Wasn't she talking to that woman about cancer research and wanting to help out? The show does have plot holes and sometimes they start ideas and dont finish them (the tarot cards)...but i still think it's an amazing show. You have to remember, it's a SHOW. It's run my a network. They want people to always be asking "what's gonna happen next?". Society is intrigued by Drama. People are always saying, "theres always bad things happening, the show sucks" But would you still be watching if they all woke up, went to work, came home, and went to bed everyday? It's a drama series, so expect drama. I do agree they need to fix some things, but all in all, the show is a gift, and the only hope i have is that, they dont loose more people. Erin Daniels was amazing, Sarah Shahi to too talented to become an actress used ONLY for looks, i hope she doesn't leave, because she's gonna become one of those talented people who dont get to use their talent because america only wants to see them in tight clothes. She is so amazingly gorgeous, but i love to see her having an actual character with substance and depth. Not just "im hot and feisty". I still support the show and the cast and crew, i just hope they fix the bugs, and that we dont loose anymore of the amazing people involved in the show.
2006-05-10, 18:17:51 PM
Comments: I completely and uderly agree with the above comment! I hope the show continues, and they don't lose anymore of the amazing actors that have come into our hearts!
2006-05-11, 09:41:39 AM
Comments: QuikSilver146: which character is Sarah Shahi having with substance and deth? You mean the character in Teachers? As far as I know, she´s a hot latina teacher...In The Adventures of Beatle Boyin, Shahi plays a stripper/hooker and in Damages, I bet that she´ll be a hot latina lawyer!!!"...Sarah Shahi to too talented to become an actress used ONLY for looks...", I don´t think so....look what she said: "I want to be the most famous actor the world's ever seen," Shahi was quoted as saying in the October 2002 issue of Maxim. "I want to be 10 times what Jennifer Lopez could ever be. Will Smith has built an empire; I want to build a kingdom. That's just how big I see."http://sarah-shahi.net/press/news.php?newsid=12:)
2006-05-15, 07:02:16 AM
Comments: ok....ok... Let's support catholic church and Opus Dei too... Maybe some nazi group or something else. As far as I know they say a lot of s*** about us or just HATE us. Lets support some kind of researchs that hope find that our brains is similar to heterosexual men's brain, 'cause you know "it's not our fault being this way...It's a kind of problem.Maybe in the future we can cure this with some kind of genetical band aid".Instead of supporting who keep saying we are people with some mental desorder in television, sorry, in society, maybe we should support L world critizing what really matters. See, we are not saints (thanks god, to catholic church this implic in being a virgin... if you are a woman...poor girls!), but we are not this people on TV! We are not L World! Sorry, guys, but I’m am proud to say that I’M NOT! So let’s see: I didn’t do all that s*** with my life and with my FRIENDS! I talk, laugh, commet mistake, ... I apologize, cry, get along, live... I DONT: act like a republican wife with my ex-partner in front of my new boyfriend. I call to my friends and see if they are really ok, when they go to the doc. I don’t use my child (or money...) to punish my ex. I don’t get crazy ‘cause my girl want to break up. I don’t kidnapp, runnaway, act like a b***...ohhhhhhhh, s***...some many things I DON’T and I AM NOT. So... this mean that i’not american? Hmmm...am I not lesbian? Maybe a human being?What really matter to a lot of young lesbian and old lesbians around this planet is to see what they never listen! “Hey, you freak! You are a lesbo ‘cause you never had a goooood man! Or “What I did to deserve a daughter like this”. Or “Get out of this house now!” OR “Lesbian sex is something really boring , hum?!” OR “ I don’t want my child near to you or some of your friends... She/he can have some bad ideas...” No, I dindn’t listen to all o f this in my like, but I can SEE on TV, dears! And I don’t neeed a GAY show to show me this!What really matters is to have a show that show us as people! Human beings! ‘Cause you know, i’m full of this sthereotypes! Now the deaf woman...?And other latin girl? Thanks God. It’s a mexican one, ‘cause you know, as people say and think, “brazilian girls are too hot to appear on television...”Please! Let’s face and keep it clear. Do you really thing that if there are a big audience won’t be another show? Where do you live guys? To executives something called MONEY moves the world! And it doensn’t have sex! So, girls let’s support a good show! Maybe IC could listen to us... or maybe we need another show.And maybe the word doens’t beggin with a L, but with a R from respect!PS. I don't want to offend anybody here, but provoque some questions...
2006-05-15, 07:07:18 AM
Comments: And ...NO...I don't have nothing against mexican people :)... we suffer some of the same sthereotypes ...:)
2006-06-08, 18:58:39 PM
Comments: Totally agree!We need a light up, the moment of happy fantasy escape from the real world.I love the 1st season better than the 3rd season, too depressed and from watching it make me depressed:(