In this holiday edition of ThreeWay Chat, The Real L World: Los Angeles, a new reality series for Showtime from Ilene Chaiken and the producers of Project Runway and Top Chef. Julia Watson and Grace Moon break down their expectations, hopes, fears and conspiracy theories.
Julia: So Moonie... the internetz are abuzz with the musings of the lesbian nation about this The Real L World: Los Angeles show that Ilene Chaiken just got greenlit.
Moon: Julia, where do we begin?
Julia: I think I can sum up all the chatter, the collective voice of us all in one word. And that word is... "Huh?"
Moon: I know what you mean... However, I think I know what’s going on.
Julia: Please explain, Professor Moon.
Moon: The mysterious lesbian Goddess is loose, flying through the universe tantalizing lesbians everywhere that THEY may be the next PROJECT TOP LESBIAN!
Julia: HA! I love it! Forevermore I dub this show Project Top Lesbian!
Moon: Look, as I see it, TLW made lesbians feel good about ourselves by seeing these glamorized, fictionalized, larger than life images. We imagined them to be, or got confused that they were REAL. I mean, this is why people still go NUTZ if you say Bette and Tina FORNEVER.
Julia: Fornever and never!
Moon: Yes, now watch how many people respond to this blog just cuz we said that!
Julia: That's the creepy thing about it, though. (Not the Tibetters, although they too have their creepy moments.) That quote from IC about this new endeavor... she said that she was excited about the reality show because "We still have L Word stories we want to tell." So it's like she is blurring that line, too.
Moon: Okay, can I say two things about IC?
Julia: Yes, but I will restrict you to two. Readysetgo!
Moon HA! 1) I had a dream last night that we were making out standing up in a crowded room. She was wearing a brown outfit with long sleeves. I can't remember what I was wearing...
Julia: You and IC?
Moon: Yes... what can I say? Old crushes die hard.