‘The L Word’ Star Jennifer Beals on How New Generation Drove Show’s Revival | Video

“Language couldn’t keep up with all of the changes that were happening,” actress says

“The L Word” returned to Showtime this month with a sequel series that dives right back into the lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig). But the eight-episode show, dubbed “L Word: Generation Q” will also introduce a new generation of queer Angelenos to the mix, including Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Rosanny Zayas) and Gigi (Sepideh Moafi), as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.

And Beals said that “Generation Q” component is one of the main reasons you got “The L Word” back — “because every generation deserves their series of love stories, really.”

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Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

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