The legendary Jennifer Beals and Laurel Holloman had a brilliant chat with Rachel Shelley


It may be the end for The L Word Generation Q, but with talk of a New York spin-off, perhaps Bette and Tina’s happy-ever-after is just the start of something new.

Hear your L Word favourites Jennifer Beals (Bette Porter) and Laurel Holloman (Tina Kennard) sharing all the joy with podDIVA creator Rachel Shelley (Helena Peabody) — talking, laughing, loving, breathing… thinking, dreaming.

In this fun, intimate chat, heavy with laughter, Jennifer and Laurel discuss their epic on-screen romance of twenty years.  From how it all began to how it all ended with the Gen Q Season 3 finale.

Or perhaps it’s just a beginning?


In this episode, you can also discover how to get your hands on some real TiBette history, true telesbian artefacts, whilst helping the wonderful GLSEN — the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network that operates primarily in the US which strives to create a better world for LGBTQIA students.

Jennifer and Laurel are auctioning two beautifully delicate, intimate props that were actually featured in the filming of the Gen Q Season finale: their hand-written Bette and Tina wedding vows. Your L Word icons not only composed the vows themselves, Laurel even kept hers close, folded in that gorgeous pant suit pocket until the special moment came  to share them with the love of Tina’s life. Swoon. Not a dry eye in the house. These truly are pieces of television history, twenty years in the making.

Go to Charity Buzz from April 3rd to find out more about the auction.

Listen to the podDIVA episode below or click here to listen on your preferred streaming platform.

Next week on podDIVA — hear more about this momentous interview from the other side of the Zoom screen. Rachel Shelley talks to our fabulous editor-in-chief Roxy Bourdillon all about the process, giving listeners a peek behind the curtain of a podDIVA exclusive.

podDIVA is edited and produced by Rachel Shelley with love and support from Team DIVA.

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