The L Word - Season 1

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Overview

Explore the fascinating lives of Los Angeles' lesbian elite as the first season of the popular Showtime series The L Word comes to home video. A fun, sexy, and poignant look into the hopes and dreams of same-sex-minded Californians struggling to balance their personal and professional lives, The L Word will have viewers, gay or straight, hooked with its smart storytelling and sexy appeal.
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Overview

Explore the fascinating lives of Los Angeles' lesbian elite as the first season of the popular Showtime series The L Word comes to home video. A fun, sexy, and poignant look into the hopes and dreams of same-sex-minded Californians struggling to balance their personal and professional lives, The L Word will have viewers, gay or straight, hooked with its smart storytelling and sexy appeal.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Fashion extra; Puppet movie; Wardrobe closet; "The L Word Defined"; Season two sneak peek; Fan mail; And much more
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Showtime's successful focus on gay programming shifted from the guys of Queer as Folk in 2004 and moved to the gals of The L Word, a series about lesbians living and loving in L.A. The series began, ironically enough, by introducing viewers to Jenny Mia Kirshner, a talented writer and recent university graduate who has moved to L.A. to be with her boyfriend, Tim Eric Mabius, a swimming coach for a local college. We soon meet Tim's neighbors, Bette Jennifer Beals, a museum administrator, and her partner, Tina Laurel Holloman, who have been together for seven years and are trying to have a baby. It’s an eye-opener for Jenny when Bette throws a party and invites the couple over to meet her friends: Dana Erin Daniels, a closeted tennis star; Alice Leisha Hailey, a sharp-witted, bisexual magazine writer; Shane Katherine Moennig, a hairstylist who's the heartthrob of the lesbian community; Kit Pam Grier, Bette's half sister and a struggling singer; and Marina Karina Lombard, a beautiful café owner who finds Jenny captivating. Jenny hesitates at first, confused by the romantic attention from another woman, but her attraction to Marina is undeniable. The two begin a secret affair that, along with Bette and Tina's struggle to have a baby, dominates Season 1. In the emotional episode "Lawfully," Tim discovers Jenny and Marina in a compromising situation, leading to Tim's rejection in "L'Ennui." Bette and Tina endure ups and downs in their relationship, especially in the episodes "Lies, Lies, Lies," "Losing It," and "Liberally," which features a devastatingly cruel verbal attack on Bette from a member of the religious right. Guest-star turns include: Tammy Lynn Michaels wife to Melissa Etheridge, who appears as Shane's stalker; Anne Archer as Alice's airhead mother; Lolita Davidovich as Marina's first girlfriend; Rosanna Arquette as one of Shane's conquests; Snoop Dogg as a rapper who films a video with Kit; and Ossie Davis as Bette and Kit's father. The L Word's impressive first season alternates between sexy and serious -- with a bit of soap-opera sensibility thrown in -- making it a truly original series that offers not just lesbian characters but three-dimensional ones as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • UPC: 758445205220
  • Rating:

  • Source: Showtime Ent.
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition
  • Language: English
  • Time: 13:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,527

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Beals Bette Porter
Erin Daniels Dana Fairbanks
Leisha Hailey Alice Pieszecki
Laurel Holloman Tina Kennard
Mia Kirshner Jenny Schecter
Karina Lombard Marina Ferrer
Eric Mabius Tim Haspel
Katherine Moennig Shane McCutcheon
Pam Grier Kit Porter
Rachel Shelley Helena Peabody
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
2. The First Donor [12:01]
3. Jenny Meets Tina [13:24]
4. Marina Hits on Jenny [12:11]
5. Second Donor [18:36]
6. Tina and Bette's Therapy [10:59]
7. Marina and Jenny [13:19]
8. The Chart [5:44]
9. End Credits [1:12]
2. Revita Clinic [6:27]
3. Jenny's Daydream [3:52]
4. The Gaydar Thing [4:16]
5. Is She or Isn't She [:29]
6. Back at the Planet [6:51]
7. Dinner Party [3:45]
8. Kit and Bette [9:10]
9. End Credits [4:58]
2. Jenny Speaks Her Mind [7:40]
3. Jenny Passes Out [5:01]
4. Lacie's Rampage [4:45]
5. Shane Confronts Lacie [4:21]
6. Mrs. Peabody [5:42]
7. Alice Says No! [4:49]
8. Mystery and Passion [9:07]
9. End Credits [1:09]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
2. Where's Jenny [7:18]
3. Cute Guy [5:15]
4. Mother [3:50]
5. Surprise Dennis [8:23]
6. Casting Call [5:41]
7. Board Meeting [5:47]
8. Pool Party [6:03]
9. End Credits [1:08]
2. It's Not True [6:20]
3. Are You Home [5:50]
4. I Love You [8:39]
5. I Work Here [7:07]
6. A Toast [6:12]
7. His Pride [6:05]
8. There's Your Warning [4:28]
9. End Credits [1:09]
2. A Total Shocker [7:32]
3. Don't Hate Me [6:04]
4. Good as New [7:38]
5. Nice Work Shane [5:47]
6. Bring Her On [7:10]
7. U Turn [6:12]
8. Rare Gifts [:51]
9. End Credits [1:08]
2. Does She Want To [6:52]
3. What's Going On [7:40]
4. The First Two [5:55]
5. Telepathy [7:14]
6. Freaking Me Out [7:10]
7. It's So Different [7:15]
8. Be Kind to Me [2:20]
9. End Credits [1:08]
Side #3 -- Disc 3
2. Wine Tour [4:58]
3. She's Back [6:34]
4. I Should Have Asked [5:31]
5. And Stay Out [6:21]
6. Let Me Explain [6:04]
7. Lap Dancers [7:31]
8. Breathe in the Silence [2:34]
9. End Credits [1:07]
2. Look at Her Face [6:07]
3. Take This Off [7:58]
4. Come Here [7:19]
5. You Gonna Answer That [6:36]
6. They Did It [7:17]
7. You Got Them [5:02]
8. This Is My Home [2:41]
9. End Credits [1:10]
2. Wicked Hot [6:38]
3. My Baby Boy [6:14]
4. It's Their Job [6:40]
5. I Will Not Forget This [6:10]
6. It's Messy [7:45]
7. I See You've Met [4:13]
8. Speaks for Itself [2:30]
9. End Credits [1:13]
2. Amazing Chemistry [5:08]
3. It Was Hot [5:42]
4. Good, Fast, and Cheap [5:22]
5. So Then What [6:46]
6. I'll Be Honest [5:36]
7. I Forgot Something [6:11]
8. A Little Crazy [2:10]
9. End Credits [1:11]
Side #4 -- Episodes 13 & 14
2. Her Name Is Robin [5:05]
3. Call You Back [5:10]
4. Come by Tonight [7:01]
5. Ever Met a Manatee [5:12]
6. No X, Y, or Z [7:32]
7. Hello Jean [4:12]
8. A Good Man [1:42]
9. End Credits [1:10]
2. Did You Do It [9:54]
3. Get Close [7:57]
4. My Life [9:23]
5. Fall Apart [6:26]
6. School of Thought [6:59]
7. She Set Us Up [6:40]
8. Stay [2:29]
9. End Credits [1:10]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Pilot Episode 1 & 2
      Play
      Scenes
      Summary
      Commentary: On
      Commentary: Off
   Episode 3
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Episode 4
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Audio
      English 5.1
      English Stereo
      Spanish
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Episode 5
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Episode 6
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Episode 7
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Episode 8
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Audio
      English 5.1
      English Stereo
      Spanish
Side #3 -- Disc 3
   Episode 9
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Episode 10
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Episode 11
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Episode 12
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Audio
      English 5.1
      English Stereo
      Spanish
Side #4 -- Episodes 13 & 14
   Episode 13
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Episode 14
      Play
      Recap
      Scenes
      Summary
   Audio
      English 5.1
      English Stereo
      Spanish
Side #5 -- Bonus Features
   Fashion Extra
   Puppet Movie
   The L Word Defined
   Wardrobe Closet
      Enter
   Season 2 Sneak Peak
   Power Up Panel
   Fan Mail
      Michelle
      Tracy & Susie
      Deirdre
      Jamie
      Kathy
   Biographies
      Jennifer Beals
      Erin Daniels
      Leisha Hailey
      Laurel Holloman
      Mia Kirshner
      Karina Lombard
      Eric Mabius
      Katherine Moennig
      Pam Grier
   Photo Gallery
   Previews
      Queer as Folk
      Fat Actress
   Promotions
      Showtime Special Offer
      Olivia Sweepstakes
      Direct TV Special Offer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Captivating

    This series has introduced the lesbian lifestyle in a way that both incorporates, and pushes the stereotypes most commonly found on television. I was hooked from the very first episode. The audience's sexuality plays no role in this amazing series' popularity because it has included entertainment for everyone. From lesbian to heterosexual to transgender love scenes, and the femme, butch, and trans representation, the L word is a true master of social depiction. The issues brought up through this show are entirely real, and some for the first time being exposed through both sides. The art gallery dillema here in season 1 gives support to controversal artists, and bette and tina's pregnency and then lack thereof sheds light on a sentsitive issue. I would recomend this series to anyone of the appropriate age. Just simply amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great show. Not only for lesbians!!!

    The L word is one of the bests shows I have seen, it's realistic, funny, dramatic and unexpected. I think this show is great because not only is for lesbians, it has a little bit of everything for everyone. I started watching this show because of a friend and I fell in love with it. I'm not gay, but I realy liked the script, the characters and the drama. It is well acted, Jennifer Beals and Erin Daniels are great. And the thing that I liked the most is that it's very very very funny!!! Great. Totaly recomended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Realistic? Who gives a damn?

    Although I have been a long-time critic of soap operas of all kinds and hardly held higher expectations for The L Word, I have become hopelessly addicted. Maybe it is because I am a semi-closeted bisexual woman in the Midwest. Maybe it is because I am entranced by the L.A. gay scene. Despite its ever-present drama, clichés, and stereotypes, I find The L Word touching, funny, and unique. The characters are mostly well-developed and well-acted, and the music and formatting of the show are innovative and fresh (for more evidence of this check out season 2). Many people who gave The L Word a poor review attempted to overlook what the show actually IS and is trying to do. It faces criticism for not being "realistic." The only thing that is unrealistic is to expect a TV show seeking high ratings to depict average-looking people with average lives. Not every lesbian has a well-paying job, good looks, a great job, or a glamorous life in L.A., but none of the show's creators have ever pretended that this is the reality for all, even most, lesbians. The show is there to get lesbians and bisexual women on the map of pop culture, and the glitter exists to keep people watching. Leave it alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a way to exploit lesbians

    This show is disgusting. Atleast Queer as Folk took a look a real gay relationships, all the L word is women having sex on screen and having men join in! It's like some producer said: Lets get a bunch of women and give them a bit of dialog and make them have sex everywhere they go. Save your money for Queer As Folk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a realistic look at lesbian life

    A diverse group of characters that have wide appeal.It is easy to find someone you identify with a grow to love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible

    I was captivated by this show. The L word depicts the life of a group of Lesbians friends in Los Angeles. It is very realistic and shows a lot about the normal life of Lesbians. My only regret is that the producers didn¿t hear the fans and they eliminated the character played by Karina Lombard (Marina Ferrer) on season two. She was one of the most popular girls on the series and a very strong and well-played character. If you like an intelligent, realistic and accurate show about Lesbian life, just watch The L word, you will not regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Real Drama

    This show has caught everyones attention, including my girlfriend and I and all of our friends! Its interesting, funny, sad and captivating. I recommend it to everyone with alternative lifestyles or eveyone with an open mind! There are finally some shows on T.V. that we can relate to, or know someone does. I appreciate these actresses and actors that are 'putting their careers on the line' to portray these men and women who just live their lives normally and should be viewed as nothing less than normal citizens!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    At last . . .

    . . . an honest portrayal of women-loving-women. Granted, most of our lives are not quite so dramatic . . . . but we can all relate to the feelings of love and loss depicted in this series. Hope it runs forever.

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    Posted October 29, 2008

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    Posted October 25, 2008

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