new year, a new season of those hot gay babes on The L Word. Media Blender
goes to Los Angeles' red carpet premiere and nabs an exclusive of a real
live Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Kate Moennig and Marlee Matlin on the
carpet make out session—okay not really but they were all there.
Forget Britney Spears or the New Hampshire primary, even in the New Year The
L Word is still the pop culture fodder Lesbos love to overanalyze and lash
out about—either in favor of or against. And this week, all the gay gals'
tongues are wagging about the glammed out West Hollywood queens of the small
Seasoned L Word junkies stood out in the rain for hours—like gay men camping
out for Bette Midler tickets—at West Hollywood's The Factory Sunday for the
Los Angeles premiere of the tasty show that put hot lesbian sex on pay per
view television—and for a glimpse of the iconic cast members strolling the
rain-drenched red carpet.
Diehard rain-soaked devotees whooped and hollered and pushed and shove each
other a tad for an eyeful of out cast members Daniela Sea, who plays
Super-Max with the soul patch, and perennial fave, eat-her-with-a-spoon cute
Leisha Hailey, who plays the beloved and witty Alice. Also on deck on the
red carpet were Laurel Holloman, who's happy to be playing Tina with a
way-cool personality transplant this season, and the queens of impossibly
high cheekbones, Rachel Shelley (Helena) and Rose Rollins as the Alice's
soldier girl Tasha.
For this L Word junkie and celebrity gawker, witty exchanges with cast
members and the opportunity to ogle the gals from a front row seat
temporarily helped relieve the shivering exacerbated by my rain-misted hair
and soaked through boots. I'm thinking I should have donned a pair of
rubbers before hitting that red carpet—tee-hee.
Highlights from the carpet include an adorable Kate Moennig—looking tres
like her alter ego Shane—shifting uncomfortably on her feet after a
publicist shoved her in front of the print media for interviews. After a
quick funny about whether she'd brought pot brownies for the poor print
media—Shane's the keeper of the pot brownie recipe in an upcoming
episode—and realizing she looked ready to hit the VIP section rather than
answer hackneyed questions from journalists, I said, "I'm not very good on
the red carpet," to which she replied, "Neither am I." So sheepish and
While it's not unusual around Weho to catch an occasional glimpse of Leisha,
Kate or Daniela kicking around town, the show's heavy-hitting half-sisters
Pam Grier and Jennifer Beals took to the carpet—and I don't mean the kind of
carpet Bette frequents on the show.
While US Magazine's reporter insisted on a stream of non- L Word related
questions—since he admittedly had never seen the show—I stuck to what I know
best, which is downright sycophantism. When the Empress of Smiling While
Crying and Keeping her Big Browns Wide Open, Ms. Beals strolled by, I
sincerely—in a sucking up sort of way—said, "Jennifer, I don't have a
question but I must comment that I'm boycotting the Golden Globes because
you're not nominated. It's long overdue." A smiling, gracious and ironic Ms.
Beals' laughed and said, "From your lips to God's ears. You are the sweetest
If that didn't warm and curl my frozen toes, cocktails in the VIP
section of The Factory during the premiere, sure helped. Here's wishing the
Sapphic set an exciting L Word season to revere, pick apart and bitch about