This post includes spoilers for

The L Keyword Generation Q


It is strongly suggested that you see the program before reading.

Thank you for visiting my personal regular report on Season 2 of

The L Word Generation Q

. Weekly, we’ll go over the characters’ narrative arcs and pick out sections that fit my agenda. I’m not unfortunately these particular will all be thinly veiled pro-communist rants. You can read
my personal applying for grants period 1 and its main plot points
, and my personal recaps of symptoms
, if you want refreshers.

Period 2, Episode 5: Lobsters, too

If you’ve look over
the other day’s review
, you know I became really good about event four.

Very, when I began seeing this week’s occurrence, I happened to be filled up with wish and chance. It had been like first-time baby-dyke me strolled into a gay club.

But… the event advanced. So that as it performed, the illusion had been shattered.

It provided means instead towards memory of seeing that same homosexual bar’s sticky carpeting and three ex-girlfriends providing me personally stink attention.

Where would we even start?


s we forecasted would occur, the show provides Finley fall-off the truck. This occurrence starts along with her puking to the toilet, subsequently breaking a beer.

But, later on inside the event, we are going to see Gigi and Dani consuming extravagant alcoholic drinks from big drink glasses and looking spectacular while doing it. This indicates its attractive for extravagant alcoholic beverages, but beer is for individuals with difficulty.

Of all the weaknesses within this program, its therapy of alcohol is one of the most significant. We now have some very significant alcoholic beverages dilemmas in our community. This program should address the topic with so a great deal more care than it can.


ophie creates a brand new segment for


and – as I additionally predicted – it’s about queer people’s everyday lives. Desire to is supposed to be featuring the “quiet rebellion”.

Could this show end up being anymore neoliberal? Queer struggles for liberation go for about neighborhood activism, not merely people.

And, naturally, the very first people they’ve got regarding segment tend to be a couple dealing with “finding the main one”.

This show is deadset obsessed with matrimony and monogamy. OBSESSED.

Sophie’s very relocated from the pair she interviews for


this makes their think of Finley, therefore she purchases some sushi in order for them to share. The good news is its Sophie’s seek out deal with rejection and become left with little trays of uneaten sushi, as it ends up Finley is actually screwing another person.

This is fair adequate; Sophie has continually said she just desires to be buddies. But Finley breaks display residence guideline number 1 – she doesn’t fully close her doorway while she’s screwing someone.

Friend, involve some housemate decorum!


peaking of etiquette, these queers should try to learn the principles of therapy in a tiny queer society.

Angie really wants to talk to the woman mums and Carrie about giving the woman kidney to the woman donor. For guidance, she enlists Micah as a therapist.

Micah already understands these people, so he should never have now been their own specialist originally. But no matter if we can easily somehow put that aside… holy crap, is he a bad counselor.

In the first period he jumps straight to having Angie talk about planning to provide more than an organ. Where would be the surface rules? In whichis the discussion of successful interaction? In which’s the component where specialist in fact accumulates some relationship with everybody else and becomes a feeling of how it might be better to talk about the problem?

This tv show puts you through much, but having a scene of such poorly done therapy? Insulting. What i’m saying is, maybe you’ve came across queers? We have been


with therapy. In case you are making a tv show for queer individuals, you have got to create a realistic therapy world!

At one-point Micah practically says “Thanks for discussing your own fact.” Ha! believe if a therapist said that to a queer? As a result they would end up being inquiring what modality these types of language arises from and requiring a fucking research.


lso, Micah does nothing whenever Bette begins heading off.

I rescind my personal discourse on Bette last week in which We said Everyone loves the girl. While the woman top collars and cuffs take point, she actually is awful within event. She is mean to Gigi, and she’s controlling and awful towards Angie and Carrie.

Carrie’s the sole person phoning Bette on her behaviour, but whenever Carrie really does, Tina gaslights her about her thoughts immediately after which offers vague platitudes. Carrie understands Bette still enjoys Tina, and she feels anxious and insecure about any of it. Tina has to be honest about any recurring emotions she has for Bette, and she must listen to Carrie’s feelings and give their clear confidence.

Genuinely, In my opinion I would personally be a significantly better specialist than Micah. But, thankfully, this is simply not his only storyline.

The guy eventually shacks up with Maribel, and it’s also s t e a m y. They are going to be this type of a powerhouse pair.


ack at Dana’s, Tess and Shane tend to be walking around one another like two awkward ducks just who made out of the evening before if they should never have. Most of us have been there, ladies.

For reasons uknown, Tess encourages some new individual she is internet dating on bar despite the fact that she’s in the office. Genuinely, so how exactly does this bar really work? They don’t really apparently ever put any person drinks? Exactly why is Tess obtaining the woman new squeeze to come calmly to their office? Which is unusual!

Also weirder, she does not leave whenever she discovers her partner fucked her boss… Because the partner arises, and it’s Cherie screwing Jaffe.

My friend and that I made a list of many characters we’d have chosen to return before the girl:

  • Joyce Wischnia (I’d stay in the bungalow)
  • Charlotte Birch (end up being my personal writing instructor)
  • Peggy Peabody (Yes, ma’am)

My buddy advocated for Helena Peabody to have someplace on this subject listing, but I’m using a stand: No.

Clearly, as long as they had not slain system, she would currently integrated. Yes, I’m still mad about any of it.


ani’s crazy as well, except not about Kit. She is angry because her father has actually hoodwinked her into becoming the Chief Executive Officer of his business.

We, also, get crazy each time my dad does this to me.

Dani swears she will not run the business, because this lady has morals and it is against the woman father’s dirty dealings with opioids.

Um… okay, Dani? Weren’t you practically their spin medical practitioner?

LOL, rich men and women.


lice has returned to getting annoying this episode. After which… there is the lobster world.

Before I would actually seen the episode, certainly my mates had already texted me stating “Can’t wait to learn you rant regarding the lobsters.” But in all honesty, I can’t actually muster an appropriate rant about any of it.

Putting live lobsters into boiling-water is one of the damn cruellest situations we individuals do to pets, but it’s most likely a lot better than placing all of them inside sea using their claws however fastened. At the least its quicker. But that assessment merely demonstrates we do A Lot of really terrible items to pets.

And also this pet cruelty ended up being meant to be a place of flirtation? Where are damn vegan queers on this subject tv show?

Another thing: the event is named “Lobsters, as well”. Is this meant to be a reference to that episode into the original collection where everybody was at some extravagant cafe consuming lobsters and maximum could not afford to eat certainly not a salad? Everyone’s mean to him, very the guy says to some tale about female lobsters not assisting one another out of the boiling-water?

Seem, the Max storyline had some real ‘yikes’ moments, but remembering that scene simply reminds myself how classist the first series was; a trend that’s proceeded in a variety of ways, but without having any for the high camp.


right here was only… nothing actually interesting about any of it occurrence.

To tell the truth, by far the most interesting thing that originated in it actually was the conversation that ensued between me personally and something of my BFFs a while later, whenever I asked her whether she’d instead read Alice’s autobiography or Jenny’s

Les Girls


She opted

Les Women

, and that brought us deeply into musing about Jenny. My good friend lifted an excellent point: whether you love or detest Jenny, you can bear in mind the woman fictional character arc thoroughly over six times.

Remember when she had gotten that elderly dog (and had him put-down!) simply very she could meet with the sweetheart of Stacey Merkin aka Vagina Wig, the reporter which penned a negative post about this lady? Right after which she began wanting to date the gf while trolling Vagina Wig, which culminated for the reason that uncomfortable world at any occasion house?

Shed. Unit.

Today, are you able to think about something as remarkable which involves a part of the Gen Q cast? Because I can’t.

Jess Ison is actually an aficionado of queer news and loves every bad lesbian movie available. In her pro existence she actually is a researcher at Los Angeles Trobe University. She resides together with her puppy on Wurundjeri land. Find the girl on

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