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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: When Jenny and Shane find out about Mark secretly filming them, he tries to tell them how much he's "grown" since he set up those cameras. Jenny retorts, "You think that's what I'm here for? For some fucking man to chew up and spit out so he can 'grow'?!" It was actually pretty badass (and this was ''Jenny'', for God's sake) and could have been a CrowningMomentOfAwesome if she hadn't decided at the end of the episode to fold and give him another chance.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: When Jenny and Shane find out about Mark secretly filming them, he tries to tell them how much he's "grown" since he set up those cameras. Jenny retorts, "You think that's what I'm here for? For some fucking man to chew up and spit out so he can 'grow'?!" It was actually pretty badass (and this was ''Jenny'', for God's sake) and could have been a CrowningMomentOfAwesome if she hadn't She decided at the end of the episode to fold and give him another chance.


** Carmen was a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot. Sarah Shahi was cast in a starring role on the network TV [[PoliceProcedural cop drama]] ''Series/{{Life}}''.

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** Carmen was a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot. Sarah Shahi Creator/SarahShahi was cast in a starring role on the network TV [[PoliceProcedural cop drama]] ''Series/{{Life}}''.


* HeartbreakAndIcecream: [[spoiler:Phyllis]], after she [[spoiler:broke up with Alice, her ClosetKey]].

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* HeartbreakAndIcecream: HeartbreakAndIceCream: [[spoiler:Phyllis]], after she [[spoiler:broke up with Alice, her ClosetKey]].


* VampireEpisode: "Lifeline" with [[MaybeMagicMaybMundane possibly]] LesbianVampire Uta Refson and BDSM.

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* VampireEpisode: "Lifeline" with [[MaybeMagicMaybMundane [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane possibly]] LesbianVampire Uta Refson and BDSM.

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* VampireEpisode: "Lifeline" with [[MaybeMagicMaybMundane possibly]] LesbianVampire Uta Refson and BDSM.


* IncompatibleOrientation: A rare variant with Jenny and Max, who is unable to accept him being a trans man since she's a lesbian and Max is technically a straight man.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
** Tina helping Bette get (and stay) back together with Jodi in Seasons 4-5. [[spoiler:She wins in the end, though.]]
** Shane chasing [[spoiler:Molly]] away at the end of Season 5. A particularly tragic example, since she was one of only two women Shane had ever really loved. And unlike Carmen, [[spoiler:Molly]] actually accepted Shane for who she was.


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* IncompatibleOrientation: A rare variant with Jenny and Max, who is unable to accept him being a trans man since she's a lesbian and Max is technically a straight man.


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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
** Tina helping Bette get (and stay) back together with Jodi in Seasons 4-5. [[spoiler:She wins in the end, though.]]
** Shane chasing [[spoiler:Molly]] away at the end of Season 5. A particularly tragic example, since she was one of only two women Shane had ever really loved. And unlike Carmen, [[spoiler:Molly]] actually accepted Shane for who she was.


* CastFullOfGay: The whole point of the show.



* CastFullOfGay: The whole point of the show.


* TheCameo: The series was brimming with them, from a surprisingly wide variety of actors, usually playing [[AsHimself themselves]] or [[TheDanza thinly-veiled versions thereof]]. Notable examples include Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler, Arianna Huffington, Guinevere Turner, Ossie Davis, Creator/EricRoberts, Creator/DanaDelany, Margot Kidder, [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Michael Hogan]], [[{{WTH Casting Agency}} Snoop Dogg]]. Between Tigh, Cally, Helo, Leoben and D'Anna, half the cast of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' showed up at one point or another. Cobie Smulders had a 4-episode run in Season 2, before [[Series/HowIMetYourMother her big break]].

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* TheCameo: The series was brimming with them, from a surprisingly wide variety of actors, usually playing [[AsHimself themselves]] or [[TheDanza thinly-veiled versions thereof]]. Notable examples include Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler, Arianna Huffington, Guinevere Turner, Ossie Davis, Creator/EricRoberts, Creator/DanaDelany, Margot Kidder, Creator/MargotKidder, [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Michael Hogan]], [[{{WTH Casting Agency}} Snoop Dogg]]. Between Tigh, Cally, Helo, Leoben and D'Anna, half the cast of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' showed up at one point or another. Cobie Smulders had a 4-episode run in Season 2, before [[Series/HowIMetYourMother her big break]].


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* AsYouKnow: This is usually Alice's job.

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* %%* AsYouKnow: This is usually Alice's job.



* BiTheWay: Max. Kelly.

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* BiTheWay: %% Max. Kelly.



* ButchLesbian: Candace. Dusty. Jamie. Robin. Tasha.
** Moira appeared to be one until he came out as Max.
** Shane arguably qualifies as butch. She doesn't think of herself as one, as evidenced by her bemused but slightly puzzled reaction in an episode where she and Max help carry some luggage for the others, and Max refers to both himself and Shane as "butches."
* ButICantBePregnant: [[spoiler: Max.]]

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* %%* ButchLesbian: Candace. Dusty. Jamie. Robin. Tasha.
** %%** Moira appeared to be one until he came out as Max.
** %%** Shane arguably qualifies as butch. She doesn't think of herself as one, as evidenced by her bemused but slightly puzzled reaction in an episode where she and Max help carry some luggage for the others, and Max refers to both himself and Shane as "butches."
* %%* ButICantBePregnant: [[spoiler: Max.[[spoiler:Max.]]



* ButNotTooBi: Alice.

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* %%* ButNotTooBi: Alice.



* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Dana. Jenny.]]
* ByronicHero: Female version in Shane.

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* %%* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Dana. Jenny.]]
* %%* ByronicHero: Female version in Shane.



* CastFullOfGay: The whole point of the show (Guess, what "L" word...).
* CharacterDevelopment: Helena probably got the most of it on-screen.
* ChewingTheScenery: After 3 seasons of relatively understated peformances, Jenny started leaving bite marks on the sets in Season 4. And as the series continued, it only got worse.
* ChildrenRaiseYou: Shane in Season 4.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Lisa, the male-identified lesbian, vanishes without a trace after Alice dumps him. He is never mentioned again.

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* CastFullOfGay: The whole point of the show (Guess, what "L" word...).
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show.
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CharacterDevelopment: Helena probably got the most of it on-screen.
* %%* ChewingTheScenery: After 3 seasons of relatively understated peformances, Jenny started leaving bite marks on the sets in Season 4. And as the series continued, it only got worse.
* %%* ChildrenRaiseYou: Shane in Season 4.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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Lisa, the male-identified lesbian, vanishes without a trace after Alice dumps him. He is never mentioned again.



*** It's entirely likely that they cut him out of their lives completely, considering what he did to them.

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*** %%*** It's entirely likely that they cut him out of their lives completely, considering what he did to them.



* TheComicallySerious: Shane.
* ComingOutStory: Several of them, most notably Jenny's.
* CoolOldLady: Peggy, [[MyBelovedSmother except to Helena]].

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* %%* TheComicallySerious: Shane.
* %%* ComingOutStory: Several of them, most notably Jenny's.
* %%* CoolOldLady: Peggy, [[MyBelovedSmother except to Helena]].



* CountryMatters: So very, '''very''' much.

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* %%* CountryMatters: So very, '''very''' much.



* DeadpanSnarker: Alice. Helena. Bette. Billy in Season 3.

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Alice. Helena. Bette. Billy in Season 3.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: [[spoiler: After Tina finds out about Bette's first affair and confronts her about it, Bette rapes Tina in an attempt to make up for it]]...[[InsaneTrollLogic buh-what?]] As the trope implies, after the fact, the rape isn't brought up again.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Tina finds out about Bette's first affair and confronts her about it, Bette rapes Tina in an attempt to make up for it]]...it]]... [[InsaneTrollLogic buh-what?]] As the trope implies, after the fact, the rape isn't brought up again.



* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: [[spoiler:Dana. Jenny.]]

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* %%* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: [[spoiler:Dana. Jenny.]]



* DyingAlone: [[spoiler:Dana]].

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* %%* DyingAlone: [[spoiler:Dana]].



* EverybodySmokes

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* %%* EverybodySmokes



* TheFashionista: The show [[UnlimitedWardrobe doesn't spare any expense]] for any character's wardrobe, but Alice and Helena are the only ones who regularly talk about it.

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* TheFashionista: TheFashionista:
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The show [[UnlimitedWardrobe doesn't spare any expense]] for any character's wardrobe, but Alice and Helena are the only ones who regularly talk about it.



* FemmeFatale: Marina.

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* %%* FemmeFatale: Marina.



* {{Gaydar}}: In the opening scene in Season 5.

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* %%* {{Gaydar}}: In the opening scene in Season 5.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Helena]], somewhere between Season 2 and Season 3.

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* %%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Helena]], somewhere between Season 2 and Season 3.



-->'''Jenny''': (''regarding her dog'') What's this on his head? This is mauve. This is not orange.
-->'''Marissa''': Well, the groomer ran out of orange, so we thought we would...
-->'''Jenny''': No. No, no. I don't pay you to think. (''to the dog'') Do I, Sounder? Do I pay her to think? (''to Marissa'') He hates you. So take him back to the groomers now and get orange ribbons so that he can like you again. That's it.

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-->'''Jenny''': (''regarding -->'''Jenny:''' ''[regarding her dog'') dog]'' What's this on his head? This is mauve. This is not orange.
-->'''Marissa''':
orange.\\
'''Marissa:'''
Well, the groomer ran out of orange, so we thought we would...
-->'''Jenny''':
would...\\
'''Jenny:'''
No. No, no. I don't pay you to think. (''to ''[to the dog'') dog]'' Do I, Sounder? Do I pay her to think? (''to Marissa'') ''[to Marissa]'' He hates you. So take him back to the groomers now and get orange ribbons so that he can like you again. That's it.



* [[IfItsYouItsOkay If It's You, It's OK]]: [[{{Bifauxnen}} Shane]] tends to bring this out in straight women.

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* [[IfItsYouItsOkay If It's You, It's OK]]: IfItsYouItsOkay: [[{{Bifauxnen}} Shane]] tends to bring this out in straight women.



* IncompatibleOrientation: Mark's fascination with Shane obviously includes lust.

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* IncompatibleOrientation: IncompatibleOrientation:
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Mark's fascination with Shane obviously includes lust.



* IvyLeagueForEveryone: But not for Shane.
* KarmaHoudini: Mark. When he's rooming with Jenny and Shane, they find out he's hidden cameras all over the house and has been secretly recording every aspect of their lives. Somehow, he avoids being stabbed or thrown in jail. They do tell him to leave, but within the same episode, Jenny changes her mind and dares him to stay and [[TheAtoner atone]]. Because, y'know, a real woman would do that.
** In the last two seasons, [[spoiler: Adelle]] gets away with identity fraud, blackmailing an entire studio, and [[spoiler: turning an original pro-gay film into an easy-sell ChickFlick against the wishes of the original creative team]]. The only plausible reason she gets away with her crimes was because the ultimate victim was [[TheScrappy Jenny]].

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* %%* IvyLeagueForEveryone: But not for Shane.
* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
**
Mark. When he's rooming with Jenny and Shane, they find out he's hidden cameras all over the house and has been secretly recording every aspect of their lives. Somehow, he avoids being stabbed or thrown in jail. They do tell him to leave, but within the same episode, Jenny changes her mind and dares him to stay and [[TheAtoner atone]]. Because, y'know, a real woman would do that.
** In the last two seasons, [[spoiler: Adelle]] [[spoiler:Adelle]] gets away with identity fraud, blackmailing an entire studio, and [[spoiler: turning [[spoiler:turning an original pro-gay film into an easy-sell ChickFlick against the wishes of the original creative team]]. The only plausible reason she gets away with her crimes was because the ultimate victim was [[TheScrappy Jenny]].



* LesbianVampire: [[SdrawkcabName Uta Refson]].
* LethalDiagnosis: [[spoiler: Dana]].

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* %%* LesbianVampire: [[SdrawkcabName Uta Refson]].
* %%* LethalDiagnosis: [[spoiler: Dana]].[[spoiler:Dana]].



* LocalHangout: The Planet.

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* %%* LocalHangout: The Planet.



* LockedInARoom: After [[spoiler:Bette and Candace]] are locked in a jail cell, they have an extremely hard time not to jump each other's bones ([[spoiler:they still do it, after they're out of jail and that breaks up Bette and Tina's relationship]]).
** During a heat wave, accompanied by power outages, [[spoiler:Bette and Tina]] got stuck in an elevator. They [[spoiler:got eventuall back together]].

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* LockedInARoom: LockedInARoom:
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After [[spoiler:Bette and Candace]] are locked in a jail cell, they have an extremely hard time not to jump each other's bones ([[spoiler:they still do it, after they're out of jail and that breaks up Bette and Tina's relationship]]).
** During a heat wave, accompanied by power outages, [[spoiler:Bette and Tina]] got stuck in an elevator. They [[spoiler:got eventuall [[spoiler:eventually got back together]].together]] during this time.



* MrsRobinson:
** Peggy Peabody.
** Holland Taylor is practically typecast in this role.
** Phyllis Kroll.

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* %%* MrsRobinson:
** %%** Peggy Peabody.
** %%** Holland Taylor is practically typecast in this role.
** %%** Phyllis Kroll.



* NobodyOver50IsGay: [[AvertedTrope Averted]].

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* %%* NobodyOver50IsGay: [[AvertedTrope Averted]].



* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Numerous examples.
* ParentalAbandonment: Shane's absentee junkie parents screwed up her ability to form and maintain functional romantic attachments in a big way. And when [[DisappearedDad Dad]] finally did come back into her life, he only managed to mess with her head even more.
** Played literally with Shane's half-brother Shay, [[spoiler: whose mother leaves him on Shane's porch never to return.]]
* OnlySaneWoman: Alice, for the most part.
* PrisonRape: After [[spoiler:Helena]] goes to jail for stealing [[spoiler: her girlfriend Catherine]]'s money, Shane, Tina and Alice have the following advice for [[spoiler:Helena]]: "[[LampshadeHanging Don't drop the soap!]]"

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* %%* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Numerous examples.
* ParentalAbandonment: ParentalAbandonment:
**
Shane's absentee junkie parents screwed up her ability to form and maintain functional romantic attachments in a big way. And when [[DisappearedDad Dad]] finally did come back into her life, he only managed to mess with her head even more.
** Played literally with Shane's half-brother Shay, [[spoiler: whose [[spoiler:whose mother leaves him on Shane's porch never to return.]]
* %%* OnlySaneWoman: Alice, for the most part.
* PrisonRape: After [[spoiler:Helena]] goes to jail for stealing [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her girlfriend Catherine]]'s money, Shane, Tina and Alice have the following advice for [[spoiler:Helena]]: "[[LampshadeHanging Don't drop the soap!]]"



* PsychoLesbian: Jenny Schecter.
** Bette skates into this at her worst. Chronic cheating aside, she did ''not'' take Tina's bisexuality crisis well. Getting mad at your ex for leaving you for a man is one thing. Trying to get sole custody of your child ''behind the birth mother's back'' is another thing entirely. [[spoiler: As is ''kidnapping said daughter'' when Tina found out and called her out on it. See also DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale.]]
* PutOnABus: Marina, Robin, Carmen, Lara, Paige, Papi, Catherine...The show pruned away at least one or two characters every season.

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* PsychoLesbian: Jenny Schecter.
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Bette skates into this at her worst. Chronic cheating aside, she did ''not'' take Tina's bisexuality crisis well. Getting mad at your ex for leaving you for a man is one thing. Trying to get sole custody of your child ''behind the birth mother's back'' is another thing entirely. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As is ''kidnapping said daughter'' when Tina found out and called her out on it. See also DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale.]]
* PutOnABus: %% Marina, Robin, Carmen, Lara, Paige, Papi, Catherine...Catherine... The show pruned away at least one or two characters every season.



** Male characters were particularly susceptible to this: Tim, Gene, Mark, Billy, Angus...

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** %%** Male characters were particularly susceptible to this: Tim, Gene, Mark, Billy, Angus...



* ReallyGetsAround: Where do we even begin here? Oh, that's right: Shane.
** Until Papi shows up and beats her record, with over ''1000'' conquests.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Where do we even begin here? Oh, that's right: Shane.
** Until
Papi shows up and beats her record, with has over ''1000'' conquests.



* RunawayBride: [[spoiler:Shane]] on [[spoiler:Carmen]].
* SaltAndPepper: Kit and Angus. Also, Tasha and Alice.
* SassyBlackWoman: What Kit ended up becoming.

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* %%* RunawayBride: [[spoiler:Shane]] on [[spoiler:Carmen]].
* %%* SaltAndPepper: Kit and Angus. Also, Tasha and Alice.
* %%* SassyBlackWoman: What Kit ended up becoming.



* ShowWithinAShow: ''Lez Girls''.

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* %%* ShowWithinAShow: ''Lez Girls''.



* SmugSnake:
** Catherine.
** Dawn.
** Dana's manager in Season 1.
** Ilene Chaiken. "Smug?" Run a Google video search for an interview with her. '''Any''' interview. She couldn't act more self-satisfied if she tried. As for the "Snake" half, see EvilFormerFriend above.
* SpicyLatina: Papi is this trope to a T.
** Carmen also fits here, though she is a more downplayed example.
* StalkerWithACrush: [[WomanScorned Lacey]] towards Shane in season 1.
* StartsWithTheirFuneral: Season 6 starts not [[spoiler:Jenny]] having (been?) drowned in her pool.

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* %%* SmugSnake:
** %%** Catherine.
** %%** Dawn.
** %%** Dana's manager in Season 1.
** %%** Ilene Chaiken. "Smug?" Run a Google video search for an interview with her. '''Any''' interview. She couldn't act more self-satisfied if she tried. As for the "Snake" half, see EvilFormerFriend above.
* %%* SpicyLatina: Papi is this trope to a T.
** %%** Carmen also fits here, though she is a more downplayed example.
* %%* StalkerWithACrush: [[WomanScorned Lacey]] towards Shane in season 1.
* %%* StartsWithTheirFuneral: Season 6 starts not [[spoiler:Jenny]] having (been?) drowned in her pool.



* [[TeacherStudentRomance Teacher/Student Romance]]: Bette's brief affair with her assistant [[FilleFatale Nadia]] in Season 4. Phyllis fires Bette over it at the beginning of Season 6.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
** Jenny & Shane, from season 2 onward.
** Tasha & Alice, from season 4 onward.
* TomboyishName: Shane.

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* [[TeacherStudentRomance Teacher/Student Romance]]: TeacherStudentRomance: Bette's brief affair with her assistant [[FilleFatale Nadia]] in Season 4. Phyllis fires Bette over it at the beginning of Season 6.
* %%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
** %%** Jenny & Shane, from season 2 onward.
** %%** Tasha & Alice, from season 4 onward.
* %%* TomboyishName: Shane.



* TriangRelations: Alice, Tasha & Jamie.

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* %%* TriangRelations: Alice, Tasha & Jamie.



* TheUnreveal: What really happened to [[spoiler:Jenny]], obviously.

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* %%* TheUnreveal: What really happened to [[spoiler:Jenny]], obviously.



* TheWarOnTerror: Becomes an issue with Tasha and Alice.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Kit, cause she's [[spoiler:pregnant with Angu's child and has MorningSickness.]]
** A dog that Jennifer wanted to get from an animal shelter.
* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: The Planet. [=SheBar=]. The Hit Club.

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* %%* TheWarOnTerror: Becomes an issue with Tasha and Alice.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: VomitIndiscretionShot:
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Kit, cause she's [[spoiler:pregnant with Angu's child and has MorningSickness.]]
** A dog that Jennifer wanted to get from an animal shelter.
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shelter throws up on-camera.
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WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: The Planet. [=SheBar=]. The Hit Club.



* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: ''[[ShowWithinAShow Lez Girls]]''.

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* %%* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: ''[[ShowWithinAShow Lez Girls]]''.



--->'''Jenny:''' We're not faggots, we're dykes, you asshole!

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--->'''Jenny:''' -->'''Jenny:''' We're not faggots, we're dykes, you asshole!



* YouMonster: Bette, when Fae Buckley brings up [[ThisIsUnforgivable Tina's stillborn child in a debate and claims that god killed Tina's unborn child, because they were lesbians and god wanted to spare it from being raised by lesbians. This is what provoked Bette into pulling out a video cassette with a porno video, were the 17-year-old Fae Buckley a.k.a. "China" starred. She ran away from an abusive home and survived as a prostitute and porn actress.]] Tina also states the trope name word for word right before the end.

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* YouMonster: Bette, when Fae Buckley brings up [[ThisIsUnforgivable Tina's stillborn child in a debate and claims that god killed Tina's unborn child, because they were lesbians and god wanted to spare it from being raised by lesbians. This is what provoked Bette into pulling out a video cassette with a porno video, were where the 17-year-old Fae Buckley a.k.a. "China" starred. She ran away from an abusive home and survived as a prostitute and porn actress.]] Tina also states the trope name word for word right before the end.


** [[PsychoLesbian Jenny]] [[spoiler:starts off straight, until a kiss from Marina [[Webcomic/QueenOfWands makes her see the lesbian side of Sears]]. After spending the better part of a year wrestling with her sexual identity, she admits to having had lesbian tendencies (which she tried to suppress) all her life. A girlfriend or two later, she winds up involved with [[{{Transsexual}} female-to-male transsexual]] Max. After their relationship implodes, she swears off of men altogether.]]

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** [[PsychoLesbian Jenny]] [[spoiler:starts off straight, until a kiss from Marina [[Webcomic/QueenOfWands makes her see the lesbian side of Sears]]. After spending the better part of a year wrestling with her sexual identity, she admits to having had lesbian tendencies (which she tried to suppress) all her life. A girlfriend or two later, she winds up involved with [[{{Transsexual}} female-to-male transsexual]] {{transgender}} man Max. After their relationship implodes, she swears off of men altogether.]]



* {{Transsexual}}: Max is a rare (for media attention) FTM example. [[spoiler:He becomes pregnant, too.]]

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: Max is a rare (for media attention) FTM transmasculine example. [[spoiler:He becomes pregnant, too.]]


* BrokenAesop:
** In Season 3, episode 2, Jenny tazes a homophobic bully who was assaulting Moira and shouts "We're dykes, not fags".

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* BrokenAesop:
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BrokenAesop: In Season 3, episode 2, Jenny tazes a homophobic bully who was assaulting Moira and shouts "We're dykes, not fags".



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: [[spoiler: After Tina finds out about Bette's first affair and confronts her about it, Bette rapes Tina in an attempt to make up for it]]...[[InsaneTrollLogic buh-what?]] As the trope implies, after the fact, the rape isn't brought up again.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: [[spoiler: After Tina finds out about Bette's first affair and confronts her about it, Bette rapes Tina in an attempt to make up for it]]...[[InsaneTrollLogic buh-what?]] As the trope implies, after the fact, the rape isn't brought up again.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor:
** Creator/KatherineMoennig has stated at every opportunity that the biggest difference between her and Shane is that Moennig isn't a super-promiscuous compulsive cheater.
** Mia Kirshner, despite playing the selfish, narcissistic and pretentious Jenny, runs a charity intended to help people in third-world countries.
** Eric Lively passed up a spot in the main cast of [[Series/TwentyFour 24]], one of the most popular and longest-running network television dramas of all time, for one season of a niche-market premium cable show. He did this because he believed in what ''The L Word'' was trying to do in general, and specifically with Mark's subplot, and thought the more important cultural contribution trumped fame and [[MoneyDearBoy fortune]]. He's pretty much the polar opposite of Mark, who is (justifiably) the most hated character in the history of the series (and [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished what the viewers will always remember him for]]). Incidentally and several years later, Lively did end up appearing in [[Series/TwentyFour 24's]] "Redemption" TV movie as [[spoiler:President Taylor's son Roger, who is [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident "murdered"]] by the eventual conspirators of the forthcoming season.]]


** Leisha Hailey, Clementine Ford, Tammy Lynn Michaels, GuinevereTurner, Jane Lynch, Creator/AlexandraHolden, Kelly [=McGillis=], Kristanna Loken, Daniela Sea, Karina Lombard and Creator/HeatherMatarazzo are all lesbian or bisexual in real life, as well as playing lesbian or bisexual characters on the show (and Mia Kirshner has hinted at bisexuality in interviews).

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** Leisha Hailey, Clementine Ford, Tammy Lynn Michaels, GuinevereTurner, Creator/GuinevereTurner, Jane Lynch, Creator/AlexandraHolden, Kelly [=McGillis=], Kristanna Loken, Daniela Sea, Karina Lombard and Creator/HeatherMatarazzo are all lesbian or bisexual in real life, as well as playing lesbian or bisexual characters on the show (and Mia Kirshner has hinted at bisexuality in interviews).


* NoPreggerSex: Averted with Tina in the second series, where her pregnancy doesn't deter her from having sex with Helena and Bette.



* TruthInTelevision: Leisha Hailey, Clementine Ford, Tammy Lynn Michaels, GuinevereTurner, Jane Lynch, Creator/AlexandraHolden, Kelly [=McGillis=], Kristanna Loken, Daniela Sea, Karina Lombard and Creator/HeatherMatarazzo are all lesbian or bisexual in real life, as well as playing lesbian or bisexual characters on the show (and Mia Kirshner has hinted at bisexuality in interviews).

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* TruthInTelevision: TruthInTelevision:
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Leisha Hailey, Clementine Ford, Tammy Lynn Michaels, GuinevereTurner, Jane Lynch, Creator/AlexandraHolden, Kelly [=McGillis=], Kristanna Loken, Daniela Sea, Karina Lombard and Creator/HeatherMatarazzo are all lesbian or bisexual in real life, as well as playing lesbian or bisexual characters on the show (and Mia Kirshner has hinted at bisexuality in interviews).



* TwoPersonPoolParty: The swimming pool in Bette & Tina's backyard existed primarily to provide these scenes.

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* TwoPersonPoolParty: TwoPersonPoolParty:
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The swimming pool in Bette & and Tina's backyard existed primarily to provide these scenes.scenes.
** Tina and Helena had one in the second series.


TheOtherWiki has extensive and detailed lists about the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_L_Word_cast_members main]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_L_Word_characters minor]] characters of the series and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_L_Word_episodes summaries for all episodes]].

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has extensive and detailed lists about the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_L_Word_cast_members main]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_L_Word_characters minor]] characters of the series and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_L_Word_episodes summaries for all episodes]].


* TheCameo: The series was brimming with them, from a surprisingly wide variety of actors, usually playing [[AsHimself themselves]] or [[TheDanza thinly-veiled versions thereof]]. Notable examples include Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler, Arianna Huffington, Guinevere Turner, Ossie Davis, Eric Roberts, Dana Delany, Margot Kidder, [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Michael Hogan]], [[{{WTH Casting Agency}} Snoop Dogg]]. Between Tigh, Cally, Helo, Leoben and D'Anna, half the cast of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' showed up at one point or another. Cobie Smulders had a 4-episode run in Season 2, before [[Series/HowIMetYourMother her big break]].

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* TheCameo: The series was brimming with them, from a surprisingly wide variety of actors, usually playing [[AsHimself themselves]] or [[TheDanza thinly-veiled versions thereof]]. Notable examples include Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler, Arianna Huffington, Guinevere Turner, Ossie Davis, Eric Roberts, Dana Delany, Creator/EricRoberts, Creator/DanaDelany, Margot Kidder, [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Michael Hogan]], [[{{WTH Casting Agency}} Snoop Dogg]]. Between Tigh, Cally, Helo, Leoben and D'Anna, half the cast of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' showed up at one point or another. Cobie Smulders had a 4-episode run in Season 2, before [[Series/HowIMetYourMother her big break]].

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