The pilot is produced by Kathy Greenberg, Michele Abbott
and Bob Roe. The pilot teleplay was written by Ilene Chaiken, with the story
by Ilene Chaiken and Kathy Greenberg & Michele Abbott. The pilot was
directed by Rose Troche.
Jenny Schecter (MIA KIRSHNER) is a gifted young writer of fiction who has
just graduated from college and arrives in Los Angeles to begin her "adult
life" with her boyfriend - soon to be fiancé - Tim Haspel (ERIC MABIUS).
Tim and Jenny reside in West Hollywood, next door to Bette Porter (JENNIFER
BEALS) and her partner Tina Kennard (LAUREL HOLLOMAN).
Bette and Tina have been a couple for seven years and are trying to find the
perfect sperm donor to help them start a family as they struggle with their
Bette's and Tina's close network of friends includes Shane McCutcheon
(KATHERINE MOENNIG), who is the resident heartthrob; Dana Fairbanks (ERIN
DANIELS), a professional tennis player not yet out of the closet; bisexual
journalist Alice Pieszecki (LEISHA HAILEY); and Bette's half-sister Kit
Porter (PAM GRIER), who is a musician and a recovering alcoholic.
In the two-hour pilot, Jenny's plans for her future are shaken when Marina
(KARINA LOMBARD), a beautiful and compelling woman who owns a West Hollywood
café, makes a pass at her at a party hosted by Bette and Tina. Amid denial
and confusion, Jenny starts to question her sexual orientation and her love
for Tim. Her attraction to Marina is powerful and ultimately irresistible.
Meanwhile, Bette and Tina, stunned at how difficult it is to find a suitable
sperm donor, attempt to seduce a handsome, young artist on the night that
Tina is about to ovulate. The seduction attempt fails, but the encounter
does serve to rekindle, at least momentarily, Bette's and Tina's passion for
Lynn Michaels (Lacey) Landy Cannon
(Harrison) Daryl Shuttleworth (Dan Foxworthy)
Judith Maxie (Dr. Wilson) Kwesi Ameyaw
(Randy) Robert Gauvin (Jean-Paul Chamois) Mark
Gibson (Marcus Allenwood)
ORIGINAL AIR DATE - U.S.
01/18 ... 10:00 PM ... Showtime
Additional Show Info
RATING: TVMA - SLD
SHOWTIME ADVISORIES: Nudity, Adult Language, Adult Content, Strong Sexual
Stereo / CCAP
1 hr 36 mins
ORIGINAL AIR DATE - Australia
03/31 ... 10:30 PM ... Channel 7
04/07 ... 10:30 PM ... Channel 7
Ratings: 936,000 viewers
Renewed for 2nd season: fastest renewal in Showtime history