We don’t know The L Word: Generation Q Season 2’s release date or when we can expect a trailer to roll up the driveway into the center of our collective lives on this planet, but we do know some things about what to expect from The L Word Generation Q Season Two. Not a LOT of things, but some things. Certainly more than other websites that have published similar posts that are somehow scoring higher than us on SEO, I think. This post will be updated as new information surfaces for us to feast upon. Latest Update: 5/18
The L Word Generation Q Season 2 Wraps Filming, Hints at a Summer Premiere Date
The L Word Generation Q Season 2 filming is wrapping on the 25th, and TV Line has heard rumors that “you can count on a summertime premiere” for the show. The Chi Season 4 airs its finale on July 25, 2021, so if there’s a lot of hustle then perhaps GQ is hustling to fill that spot in August? Work In Progress started filming in March, and we’re assuming it’ll return to its spot post-GQ. Billions, another potential schedule buddy, also resumed filming in March and promised a 2021 premiere.
It Looks Like Alice is Becoming An Author in Season Two
A recent instagram post from Leisha Hailey shows Alice on the beach with Tom (Donald Fasion) who is described as “a successful book editor with an effortless sense of humor.” Another social media post features Alice at the red carpet premiere for “Don’t Ask Alice” and the logo on her step-and-repeat behind her looks very much like a publisher’s imprint!
Tina’s Fiancée Carrie, Played by Rosie O’Donnell, Will Feel Weird Meeting Tina’s Friends
In an interview with (former Autostraddle writer!) Jess Rotschild on her podcast “Deep Dives and Hot Takes,” Rosie O’Donnell spoke about her upcoming role on Season Two The L Word Generation Q as Carrie, Tina’s Fiancée, a “down-to-earth lawyer with no frills.” Rosie said when she first saw the original series, she was confused: “where are all these high fashion lesbians who travel in packs?”
“It’s been really interesting to see… how do you make a Rosie O’Donnell fit into The L Word?” Rosie told Jess. She said her role as Tina’s Fiancée will entail “meeting all of her group and feeling like the outside and like I don’t have the right clothes and they’re never gonna accept me. And they’ve written that beautifully.” She feels intimidated by Bette Porter “shows up looking like a fashion magazine and I’m there trying to make sure my stomach isn’t showing.” She said the role has allowed her to look through all her self-esteem issues, “and when they find out I have some 12-step going on or some demons in my past or … not taking care of myself. They put it all in there.”
Rachel Shelley aka Helena Peabody Will Appear in The L Word: Generation Q Season 2
Rachel Shelley, who has been editing/producing Kate and Leisha’s Pants Podcast and in Season One was shown texting Shane on her birthday, is returning for at least one episode, according to imdb, who has her on the roster for episode 203. I hope this is an in-person thing and not like, a voice mail? (Hat tip to the.ash.silver, who noticed the news first!)
Vanessa Williams is Playing Pippa, an Artist Bette is Obsessed With
According to Variety, veteran actress Vanessa Williams has been cast in a recurring role in The L Word: Generation Q Season 2! Williams will be playing Pippa Pascal, described by Variety as “an incendiary artist who’s been out of the public eye for almost 20 years — until Bette becomes determined to track her down.” You might know Vanessa Williams from a million things from New Jack City to Candyman (she’s also starring in this year’s sequel to the cult classic, directed by Nia DeCosta, which we should’ve had by now but thanks Covid for ruining so much about my entertainment life!) to Soul Food: the TV Show. So… Pippa is an artist, she’s hot, it’s a reoccurring role, she’s roughly Bette’s age…. and anyone who remembers Jodi Lerner can see what might be cooking up here!
Filming Is Happening Now
The L Word Generation Q Season 2 started filming in December and is set to wrap in May. Season One cast members Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Rosanny Zayas, Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Jamie Clayton, Sepideh Moafi, Jordan Hull, Stephanie Allyne and Jillian Mercado have all posted or appeared in pictures from the set.
Rosie O’Donnell is playing Tina’s fiancée, Carrie
In December, it was announced that O’Donnell will be playing Carrie, “a kindhearted public defender who is thrust into Bette’s life and quickly gets under her skin” on Season 2 of The L Word Generation Q. O’Donnell has since taken pictures and posted TikToks from the set of the show. Eagle ears recognized that “Carrie” was the name of Tina Kennard’s fiancee. Rosie returned home in mid-February, so her run is probably just a few episodes. Jennifer Beals has tagged photos of herself and Rosie as #bettesworstnightmare.
Angie Porter-Kennard Might Be Meeting Her ?!Half-Sister?!
According to IMDB, Brook’Lynn Sanders, a teenage actress, has acquired the recurring co-star role of “Kayla Allenwood” in The L Word Generation Q Season 2. People who know too much about The L Word will recognize “Allenwood” as the last name of Marcus Allenwood, the artist who gave his sperm to Bette and Tina so that they could make a baby. Also, Angie is a series regular now so there will be so much more of her in general!
Donald Faison Will Play Tom, Alice’s Book Editor?
The Scrubs star will be appearing as a successful and funny book editor who is working with Alice on something. Perhaps that something… is a book?
Alice Has a (New?) (Old?) Show Called “The Chart”
Leo Sheng recently did a “Season 2 Photodump” and one of the pictures featured what is described as “a poster from Alice’s talk show set” with “logos for where to stream Alice’s show (within the world of Gen Q).” “The Chart” was, of course, the name of Alice’s truly terrible KCRW radio show from Seasons 2 + 3 of the original series in which she basically told everybody in Los Angeles about the sexual liaisons of all of her closest friends, and then was sad about Dana for a long time. Anyhow! Will The Chart be a podcast or a TV show? Do people call podcasts “streaming”? But also, the headphones on the boob statue? Wow, so many possibilities here.
Cops and Detectives Will Be Present in The L Word Generation Q Season 2
There seems to be a few characters described as cops or detectives and none of them are named Tasha Williams. If this is about Bette defending Angie from that guy trying to attack her on the stairs after the play then I swear to G-d I will scream into every throw pillow in the Los Angeles metro area. (With a mask on.)
Tina is Back
Tina’s fiancee Carrie being part of the show is a pretty solid hint that Tina’s returning to our lives and so are the photos of her on set and in table reads!
Bette’s Returning to the Art World
Griffin Dunne (I Love Dick, Girls) is set to guest star as Isaac, a big international art dealer who builds a relationship with Bette. There’s also the aforementioned Pippa. Furthermore there are a few other art-related characters already slated to exist, including a few artists, another recurring male international art dealer, an art assistant and an “art enthusiast.”
Carolina Gutierrez plays Marissa
We do not know anything about this character besides that she is listed as appearing in at least three episodes — starting with the first episode. She is probably not the same Marissa who was Shane’s assistant at Wax. But if she is, she should clean up that milkshake.
Shane and Tess Will Have “Complicated Dynamic” in The L Word Generation Q Season 2
On the PANTS podcast, Kate Moennig was like, working with Jamie is “reminiscent of the original show” and also all of Jamie’s scenes are with Kate and also their characters have a “complicated dynamic” in which they “challenge each other.” “We’re definitely like an It’s Complicated,” said Jamie. “It’s Complicated, totally, Facebook Status 100%,” Kate said. “It’s complicated. Are we giving anything away? I don’t think so.”
Dani and Gigi Look Great … Together?
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