After more than a year of waiting and a final which ended with an unbearable suspense, The L Word: Generation Q returns this Monday in US + 24 on Canal + Séries. What happens to Bette, Shane, Alice and the others?
Be careful, spoilers. The following paragraphs reveal some plot material from the first season of The L Word: Generation Q and the start of Season 2. If you don’t want to know anything, don’t read on.
At the end of 2019, The L Word made its comeback after ten years of absence with The L Word: Generation Q, a reboot of the cult lesbian series launched by Showtime in the mid-2000s.
For this reunion, three emblematic characters from the mother series are back: Bette (Jennifer Beals), Shane (Katherine Moennig) and Alice (Leisha Hailey). But as the title suggests, these new adventures are those of generation Q. Q for queer, a way for the series to be more inclusive and embrace the LGBTQ + community across its spectrum.
Neo-soap par excellence, this new iteration is rich in twists and turns, encounters, love at first sight, ruptures… in short, all the entanglements that a hectic love and sex life can offer.
Like the cliffhanger of season 1 which saw Sophie (Rosanny Zayas) hesitate at the airport between joining his future wife Dani (Arienne Mandi) or her recent crush Finley (Jacqueline Toboni) …
Suffice to say that this new season is starting off on hats! From the first scene, we know who Sophie chose between Dani or Finley, but it is better to keep this decision silent here. Whatever it is, it is – necessarily – accompanied by upheavals that will shake the whole group.
Bette, on the other hand, finds herself facing herself after her defeat in the election for mayor of Los Angeles and after Tina (Laurel Holloman) tells her about her impending marriage to her partner Carrie.
We get to know the latter, which is played by Rosie O’Donnell. But the trailer suggests that Bette will console herself in Gigi’s arms (Sepideh Moafi)…
Another face known to serial fans makes an appearance in the first episode. This is Lena Waithe. The actress, screenwriter and producer – recently at the heart of Season 3 of Master of None – plays a strong-willed woman who crosses paths with Shane.
The latter, now divorced, embarks on poker and organizes private parties with Tess (Jamie Clayton) in her bar. As for Alice, her relationship with Nat (Stephanie Allyne) will experience further disturbances.
And Micah (Leo Sheng) in all of this? He is not happier in love now that he knows that Jose (Freddy Miyares) is actually married … We understand, after having installed his characters, this season 2 pushes the sliders a little further.
Each of the first three episodes that we got to see is riddled with twists and turns. The story advances at a crazy pace and we would be hard pressed to predict where all these little people are at the end of the eight episodes …
Broadcast on Monday, from August 9 at 10:40 p.m. in US + 24 on Canal + Séries