Bette is back and having a whole lot of feelings about Tina’s new fiancée…


Jennifer Beals, star of The L Word and The L Word: Generation Q, has been on TODAY to talk about the rebooted show’s second season, which premiered in the US earlier this month. 

The L World: Generation Q aired its first season in 2019, reuniting several members of the original cast including Jennifer, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey. Jennifer said that it was “so much fun” to be returning to their old characters, who hadn’t shared the screen in over a decade. 

The new season also introduces a host of new characters, including Rosie O’Donnell as Carrie. “She’s so wonderful!” Beales gushed. “Carrie and Bette are written to be at odds but it was difficult sometimes because I love Rosie, so that was an interesting challenge!”

She also spoke about the new generation of LGBTQI+ people that the show aims to represent. “You have this generation who is so thoroughly authentic,” she explained, “that they wouldn’t accept any kind of preconceived labels about their gender or sexuality if that wasn’t what their experience was… That inspired us to try to tell entertaining and compelling stories.”

Jennifer revealed that it was these young people’s “courage and bravery” that inspired her work with GLSEN, the education organisation that works to protect LGBTQI+ students from bullying and harassment.

“I have a website,, where I offer prints for sale of photos I’ve taken from The L Word,” she said. “All the proceeds go to [GLSEN] which I think is doing such amazing work.”

Jennifer also spoke about her newest project, a film based on Jessica Knoll’s novel, Luckiest Girl Alive. “It was a really great experience and the subject matter is something that was really gratifying to dive into.”

Season two of The L Word: Generation Q comes to Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK this autumn


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One thought on “Jennifer Beals talks labels, Rosie O’Donnell and Gen Q season two”

  1. The new season is not good as the L Word 2004-2009. It’s not very interesting, no real important subjects except co-parenting
    . The actors are not good except the originals Leisha Jennifer Laurel and Kate. Only Rosie and Jamie are good and bring something new. I mean straight people like me are interesting by the Bette and Tina couple and in fact we haven’t seen enough of them so….fans hope only that Tina will understand how much Bette loves her and that even if she not perfect she does efforts so Tina had to give a new chance to the love of her life. Just incredible the chemistry between Jennifer and Laurel is still there. It’s just magic ! Hope fans will not be deceived about the end….just keep their love alive. The couple, real or not in real life, is one of the most beautiful couple I have never seen in this Universe

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