LGBTQI royalty graced the pink carpet for the upcoming reboot’s premiere in LA


After years of anticipation, The L Word: Generation Q drops in the US on Sunday. 

This Monday, original and new cast members took to the “pink carpet” in Los Angeles for the official premiere and party. 

Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Kate Moennig, and creator Ilene Chaiken were there for the event, as well as Generation Q show-runner Marja-Lewis Ryan.

In addition to new cast members like Jacqueline Toboni, Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Rosanny Zayas, Jordan Hull, Sepideh Moafi, Jillian Mercado, and Stephanie Allyne, originals including Cybill Shepherd and Erin Daniels showed their faces, too.

If that wasn’t enough queer name-dropping, King Princess, Darren Criss, Chester Lockhart, Emily Hampshire and Tig Notaro, were also there to celebrate The L Word’s return. 

Here are the some of the best Instagram images from the night. Our queer hearts are on fire. Only in our wildest dreams did we think we’d see a picture of King Princess and Kate Moennig together. ❤️

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Different but same #bestie

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It was also announced on Monday that one of the new characters coming to reboot is Jillian Mercado, a well-known model and disability activist who lives with muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair.

Mercado will play Maribel Suarez in the series, an immigration attorney who often counsels little sister Sophie (Rosanny Zayas).

The L Word was sometimes criticised for its lack of diversity during its initial run and Mercado’s casting is a great move towards authentic disability representation. 

We can’t believe the reboot will be on screens in the US as of Sunday. DIVA will be celebrating with House of Pride on Monday, at an exclusive screening of episode one of Generation Q.

Sadly, it’s already sold out but don’t worry. We’ll let you know how it is. And take comfort British L Word fans! The L Word: Generation Q is due to hit UK screens early 2020 on Sky Atlantic.

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