Cast of “The Real L Word” announced


Look, real live lesbians! The cast of The Real L Word has been revealed today, just in time for the Dinah Shore Weekend. Coincidence? You tell me sweaty, sunburned lesbian as you bump into them all across Palm Springs in the next few days. Hypothetically.

Watch With Kristin from E! Online unveiled the cast today. Here are their bios:

Tracy, 28: Smokin’ hot film and television development executive Tracy is the newbie to the lesbian scene, and still struggling with the aftereffects of coming out to her family. Throughout The Real L Word, we’ll watch Tracy juggle career, a new relationship and her ambivalent mother.

Whitney, 27: We’re bound to see some drama with this one! The Hollywood special effects artist is a self-professed terrible girlfriend, saying she’s "always looking for love, but losing to lust." Keep an eye on this street-smart wild child.

Nikki, 37: Already famous in her own right (she’s a rep/manager/producer/industry bigwig, and publicly came out on The Oprah Winfrey Show!), Nikki is now engaged and planning her wedding to Real L Word costar Jill.

Rose, 35: Listen up, fans of the original L Word—Rose was actually the inspiration for Papi. This real estate advisor is a "lotharia" who wants to settle down, but can’t seem to shake her old habits. She’s currently in a loving relationship and has the full support of her family.

Mikey, 34: Also a bit of an L.A. celeb, Mickey is the founder of The Gallery Los Angeles and produces LA Fashion Weekend. She’s also engaged and trying to plan a wedding…reluctantly. We’ll see if she can balance her fiancée, clients and the motorcycle she loves so much.

Jill, 33: This Jersey girl next door is engaged to costar Nikki and enjoys her career as a writer in Los Angeles. She, too, has the support of her family.

No word on who is who, so now we can play a fun game of match the personality to the face. The promo picture makes everyone look fabulous and femme, so not that different than the original The L Word. So what do you think? Has Showtime found it’s real-life Bettes, Shanes and Alices? (UPDATE: E! says the descriptions are "clockwise from far left," which clears up some confusion.)

Do these descriptions make you want to watch Ilene Chaiken’s next train wreck creation more, less? I’m not going to lie, the picture frightens me just a tad. It’s like The L Word and Sex and the City got together and drank too many cocktails and then had a illegitimate love child. Hypothetically.  

The Real L Word premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 20 on Showtime.

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