The L Word (2004–2009)
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Bette takes a step to win her battle of wills with the chairman of the art gallery board; Jenny struggles with her feelings for Marina; Alice tries to regain her self-respect after a run-in with an ex; Dana finally gets a date with Lara.

Director:

Lynne Stopkewich

Writers:

Angela Robinson, Ilene Chaiken (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Beals ... Bette Porter
Erin Daniels ... Dana Fairbanks
Leisha Hailey ... Alice Pieszecki
Laurel Holloman ... Tina Kennard
Mia Kirshner ... Jenny Schecter
Karina Lombard ... Marina Ferrer
Eric Mabius ... Tim Haspel
Katherine Moennig ... Shane McCutcheon
Pam Grier ... Kit Porter
Holland Taylor ... Peggy Peabody
Tammy Lynn Michaels ... Lacey Haraway
Lauren Lee Smith ... Lara Perkins
Guinevere Turner ... Gabby Deveaux
Michael Tomlinson ... Franklin Phillips
Christine Anton Christine Anton ... Xandra Rosenman
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Storyline

Bette engages in a battle of wills with the board of directors whom oppose a new set of artwork called 'Provocations' at the California Art Center, and she takes a desperate step by traveling to Santa Barbara to see Peggy Peabody, an eccentric and notorious art collector, to ask for help in funding for setting up the event. Meanwhile, Jenny struggles with her feelings for Marina and finds herself unable to resist the temptation. Alice tries to regain her self-respect by going out with Gabby, but learns that Gabby has not changed her selfish ways. Dana finally asks Lara out on a date. Also, Shane finally makes amends to her stalker Lacey. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2004 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Peggy Peabody: I was a lesbian back in 1974.
Bette: Just 1974?
Peggy Peabody: Yes, that was all I needed.
Bette: That's what we commonly refer to as a "hasbian".
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