Hey, lesbians, Ilene Chaiken has something to tell you. Lean close, closer, a little bit closer. OK, now brace yourself: She’s really sorry about that whole killing Dana thing, OK?
The creator of The L Word and The Real L Word (also Barb Wire – we never forget, Ilene, never) said she regretted killing the beloved fictional tennis player and adorable coiner of the term “crispay,” Dana Fairbanks. MovieWeb.com has an exclusive clip from the reunion special on The L Word: The Complete Series DVD set, which features the cast listening to Chaiken talk about what she regrets. Have a listen for yourself.
There you have it. Couldn’t be clearer. The Chaiken has spoken:
And then, perfect specimen of humankind Jennifer Beals pipes in to say what we’re all basically thinking.
Well, I wouldn’t entirely call Chaiken “God,” but otherwise – what she said.
I’ll admit, seeing the (not-entirely) whole gang back together again (MIA are Mia Kirshner, Pam Grier, Rose Rollins, Rachel Shelley, Sarah Shahi, etc.) gives my little gay heart a thrill. It’s hard to think of a bigger pop culture lesbian bonding experience in recent years than The L Word. So having Jennifer, Laurel Holloman, Kate Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Erin Daniels and, fine, even Eric Mabius in one room is makes me a little nostalgic. (Apparently, Marlee Matlin is also there, we just don’t see her in this clip.)
So, does Chaiken’s confession absolve her of the anger we all feel at being robbed the chance to stare at Erin’s lovely face for three more seasons? Will you forgive? Will you forget? Will you buy the complete series DVD set? (Also, don’t forget to enter out Hot as L Sweepstakes.) Discuss.