The Huddle: Moving past “The L Word”


Lesley Goldberg: Two words: power suit. Who doesn’t love Jennifer Beals and her post-L Word roles where she’s been lucky enough to be clad in power suits. She had a handful of episodes as Assistant U.S. Attorney Zoe Landau on Fox’s Lie To Me, where she played lead Tim Roth‘s ex-wife, but let’s not talk about her love interest. Let’s focus instead that she was woman in power on primetime.

Beals also has detoured to the big-screen in The Book of Eli but what has me most excited is the date millions of L Word fans have with her at 9 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2011, when she stars as Teresa Colvin, the city’s first female police superintendent in The Chicago Code (the drama previously known as Ride-Along). With an air date the day after the Super Bowl, look for a lot of Bette Porter power suits to pop up during The Big Game.

But my favorite post-L Word role for JB? Photographer and book editor for The L Word Book, a first-person behind-the-scenes look at the landmark Showtime series.

Trish Bendix: Alison Goldfrapp performed on an episode of The L Word and has since come out as being in a lesbian relationship. Kelly McGillis also came out after appearing as Col. Gillian Davis. I like both of those moves a lot!

Your turn: Who has made the best career moves since The L Word?

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