The Way That We Live: An L Word LARPing Party
Whether you watched it weekly when it was in syndication or you binged it on Netflix when you met your first girlfriend, the L word has left its mark on our hearts, minds, and lesbian vocabulary forever. *
But years and re-watches later, so many questions still remain. What was Shane thinking with that leather vest? Did anyone ever actually eat anything at The Planet? And, of course: who killed Jenny?
Before the 2019 L Word Reboot premieres, come live out the best (and the worst) of the first iteration. Join us as the Starliner becomes The Planet for a night for a party that is part L Word cosplay, part dance party, all early 2000s lesbian gold.
LARP MEANS LARP, Y'ALL! Costumes required - come as your favorite core cast member, that throwback deep cut cameo from season 2, or that side character you wished made it into regular rotation. Go here for inspiration: https://tinyurl.com/yxtjyl29
No TERFs - No SWERFs - No Tinas
5 bux in advance / 10 bux day-of and at the door
All proceeds go to Queer Detainee Empowerment Project: www.qdep.org/
-Doors at 8 PM!
-L Word Trivia at 8:30 PM: hosted by comedian Lily Marotta + filmmaker Minnie Bennett
-Dancing and DJs at 10 PM: DJs Disco Bruja, flipphone, elosi + more
*When the L Word began airing in 2004, it was, for some queer women, the first time we saw ourselves writ large. Or, at least, it was one of the first times we saw our friendships, romances, traumas, and heartbreaks on television, with storylines that did not end exclusively in tragedy or a nunnery. It was big and important and over the top and a huge part of some folks' early queer lives.
The L Word was also highly problematic, heavily focused on a white cis woman experience within an elite socioeconomic class, often complicit in blatant racist and transphobic messaging, and suffered for its exclusion of the queer experience of people outside of a wealthy West Hollywood lesbian community. This event seeks to celebrate the parts of the L word we wish to keep - the LOLs, the drama, the characters and moments that made us feel connected and seen. And to critique and leave behind the parts that made queer folx feel anything less than loved and lifted up. Lez do this
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