“The L Word” Recaps: Episode 5.11 “Lunar Cycle”


The pointed Look — It’s fashion-show day on The Look, and the collection on display is “super-androgynous, menswear-inspired.”

Look co-host Mary Lamb: Just your style, huh, Alice?

Alice: Well, actually, Mary, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m actually pretty much a femme.
Wide-mouthed Look co-host: Femme?
Alice: Oh, yeah. Totally girlie girl. Dresses, girlish pumps.

The crowd applauds. Hooray for pumps.

Alice: But bring on those boyish babes in their hot butch fall fashion, huh? Woo!

Mary: Spare us, Alice.

Alice: Oh, come on, Mary, you know you want to try it. All you straight girls do.
Mary: Well … I don’t.
Alice: Tsk, tsk. Don’t protest too much.
Mary: I don’t know what you’re insinuating, but I’ll have you know not everyone is gay.
Alice: And thank God for that.

Yeesh. Alice, what are you doing? Parts of that just felt crazy, sorta like that baffling talk show in Lost in Translation.

Chekhov’s gun — Have you heard that rule of drama? “One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage if no one is thinking of firing it.” It is also stated as “If there’s a gun on the wall in the first act, it must go off in the second or third.” So I guess we’re finally in Act III, because Kit is taking the gun out of the safe in her office. It is on!

The badass Pam Grier we’ve been deprived of goes out to her badass car (Hi, Ivan!) and gets behind the wheel, tucking her gun in her coat pocket.

Once again, it really is too bad she couldn’t stash that piece in her afro.

Foxy Brown

Whatever happens, it won’t be that awesome!

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