The ladies of “The L Word” come out one last time


Hey, is something happening this Sunday night? I feel like I keep forgetting an important event. No? Well then maybe that would be the perfect night to disassemble my television and see if I can put it back together again. You know, for kicks since nothing else is happening — oh, wait, that’s right. The one and only hourlong dramatic series about lesbians is ending after six years. Sheesh. How could I forget? You’d think I bumped my head while diving into the deep end of a pool or something.

Yes, The L Word‘s swan song is nearly upon us. And like any good goodbye, there was a goodbye party. Earlier this week most of the cast — with a few notable exceptions — came out to commemorate six seasons of talking, laughing, loving, breathing, fighting and that rude word that rhymes with sucking.

Present and accounted for were series regulars Mia Kirshner, Kate Moennig, Laurel Holloman, Rose Rollins, Daniela Sea, Marlee Matlin and — of course — series creator Ilene Chaiken. Missing in action were Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Rachel Shelley and Pam Grier. Hmm, everyone who thinks Ilene dispatched them to that women’s prison to do some scouting for the spinoff, raise your hand.

Also on hand were an assortment of very special guest stars past and present including Papi (Janina Gavankar), Niki (Kate French), Jamie (Mei Melancon) and The Reamer (the one, the only Jane Lynch.

The rest of the cast looked rather touchy feely, particularly Marlee who seems to have incorporated her Dancing with the Stars cheek-to-cheek lessons into her everyday life.

A thankfully dry and dressed appropriately for mourning Mia looked a tad bemused by the whole event. Perhaps she is still trying to figure out who killed Jenny. (Hint: Her name rhymes with bacon. As in, “Can you believe the ego of that crazy slab of bacon?”)

Looking lovely in celebratory shades of fuchsia and red were Rose and Laurel. Rose looks like she just asked Laurel if she thinks Ilene saw her interview on This Just Out with Liz Feldman. If so, Rose should avoid the pool area at all costs.

Kate, meanwhile, seemed to be in the last gasps of acting very Shane today as she posed with an assortment of lovely lasses — oh, and Ilene.

Though, am I the only one who thinks the assembled cast looks a bit like they’re standing in a police lineup?

So, are you excited about the finale? Are you planning a wake party? And if you are anywhere near a computer, be sure to join staffers Sarah Warn, StuntDouble, Grace Chu, Jenn and Dee, Trish Bendix and yours truly here Sunday night starting at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST.

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