The Real L Word: Los Angeles Cast Announced and Trailer Debuts
OK, the final season of The L Word may not have been for everyone, we've all heard the criticisms of the way the series ended. But the fact remains that it was a groundbreaking show, bringing visibility to the lesbian community in a way no TV show had before. So it's with an open mind and optimistic attitude that we anxiously await Ilene Chaiken's new lesbian production, The Real L Word: Los Angeles.
Showtime has released the cast list and they are Tracy, new to the lesbian scene and hot, Nikki and Jill, the new Ti-bette couple, Whitney, the self-professed terrible girlfriend, Rose, the Latina "lotharia" and Mikey the motorcycle-driving-tattooed hottie.
Here's the detailed bios from Showtime:
TRACY, 29, Film & TV Development Executive: Beyond her smoking hot looks, Tracy is a hip chick, doing her thing—developing blockbusters during the week while skating and hanging with friends on the weekend. With a touch of earthiness and easy charm, she's recently out and on the scene. Tracy is every girl's dream, except maybe for her mother, who's having a hard time dealing with Tracy's sexuality. Will Tracy be able to reconnect with her mom while juggling a new relationship that comes with its own complicated family dynamics?
NIKKI, 37, Rep/Manager/Producer: This super stylish, highly successful, alpha type-A with the cute West Hollywood house was married to a man for five years before she came out on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She later won a GLAAD Award for her appearance and has never looked back. Nikki is proud to be called a "barracuda" in the industry. When she's not representing a fierce list of A-list directors and talent, this only child spends her free time shopping—and most recently, wedding planning with her fiancé, Jill. She may be a perfectionist, but she's not above crying it out—so long as no one is looking.
JILL, 33, Writer: The girl next door wears running shoes by day and heels by night. Jill is open and welcoming, but steer clear when college football is on because she goes Wolverine over her alma mater, Michigan. This Jersey girl grew up in a conservative Jewish household and remains very close with her family. Once insecure about her "sexual fluidity," she is now excited to show off her "normal and beautiful life." Jill is the girl all the guys want, but only one girl has.
WHITNEY, 27, Special Effects Artist: The untamed lover of life. With savvy street smarts and a wild edge, Whitney is an absolute handful. And it doesn't take long to pick up on the passion for women that gets her into trouble... a lot of trouble... especially with straight girls. While Whitney may be the best friend you'll ever have, she's the self-professed worst girlfriend. She's "...always looking for love, but losing to lust."
MIKEY, 34, Founder, The Gallery Los Angeles; Producer of LA Fashion Weekend: The wild wizard behind the fashion show curtain. Tatt'ed up and cruisin' into downtown from her Van Nuys pad on one of her custom-built motorcycles, everyone knows when Mikey has entered the Cooper Building. When not preparing for LA Fashion Weekend, she's marketing and promoting her designer clients — from model auditions and fittings, to drinks, meetings and photo shoots. Unfortunately, her non-stop workweek leaves Mikey with little time to spend with her makeup artist fiancé — let alone come to an agreement with her on wedding plans. Indeed, this Culver City, CA native has lots to juggle in the next few months... and we can't wait to watch it all undress, er, unfold.
ROSE, 35, Real Estate Advisor: This sexy Latina was the inspiration for Papi's character on The L Word. She's a heartbreaking Lotharia trying to shake old habits and be in a serious relationship... but she isn't sure she trusts herself just yet. Fortunately, she has a very supportive family who would love to see her settle down with her girlfriend of six months — whom they all adore by the way. But Rose is altar-skittish and may be too wild to be tamed by one flame. She might be old-fashioned, but will a taste for excitement and the good life keep this self-described player from being able to commit?
These six ladies are sure to bring the lezzie reality heat to the first gay-based cable reality show. With Chaiken behind the scenes it will no doubt be as exciting, sexy, and groundbreaking as The L Word was when it first appeared on our radar. Since Rose was reportedly the inspiration behind everyone’s favorite Latina, Papi, we can’t wait to see what the real-life Lotharia is like and see what the other hot and successful ladies have in store for their first season.
Looks like beginning in June Sunday nights are about to get a lot hotter, The Real L Word: Los Angeles looks every bit as sexy and drama-filled as The L Word itself, and this time as the trailer says, it’s real.
Here’s a trailer to tide you over until the The Real L Word premieres on June 20 at 10 p.m. on Showtime. In the meantime let us know what you think? Are you excited about The Real L Word?