Jennifer Beals talks about why the moment is right for ‘The L Word’ to return to televisionEntertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Earlier today EW helped break the news that Showtime is currently developing another season of its hit lesbian drama The L Word. Now, EW has published senior writer Tim Stack’s exclusive interview with original star Jennifer Beals, who will return as executive producer as well as appear in the series.
Beals tells EW about the catalyst for the sequel: “The election happened. I remember I was in South Dakota watching the returns come in and I texted Ilene and I said, “We need to do something.” She said, “Let’s get together and talk about it.” So we were spitballing about what to do and I said our skillset is storytelling and I think we need to tell stories and certainly in an atmosphere of increasing hatred towards the LGBT community and frankly anyone who’s categorized as “other,” stories exploring the complexities of friendship and love are all that more crucial. Representation of everything. You can’t go backward. I would love to see the show continue to mine its original themes of friendship and love and community and additionally I’d like it to go a little further and challenge heteronormalcy.”
She adds, “I learned what activism is through The L Word and that was life-changing.”
For the rest of EW’s exclusive interview go here.
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