Showtime's 'The Real L Word' Goes Bi-Coastal
Third season set in Los Angeles and New York, includes news faces and old drama
Don't let the trailer for the third season of "The Real L Word" fool you. There is no East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry between the stars of the Showtime reality series, which returns Thursday, July 12.
Instead, the producers do a thorough job of spotlighting lesbian communities in both Los Angeles (where the show has been primarily set until now) and New York. There are even a couple of relocations that tie both worlds together.
But at times, the attempt to draw contrasts between the two cities is a little too much. And to prove just how edgy the Big Apple is, many of the scenes in New York are shot at night. And don't even get us started on the endless parade of black clothes, mascara and eyeliner these East Coasters use. It's practically satirical.
We get it. New Yorkers love black as much as Los Angelinos love hair extensions and red carpets. Now move on.
Speaking of love and moving on, the third season of "The Real L Word" includes a lot of romantic drama, reconciliations and cattiness. And fans will finally find out the relationship fates of Whitney, Sara and Romi. To up the ante, there's even a head-turning revelation in the first three minutes.
Viewers will also get to meet New York heartbreakers Kiyomi, Vero, Laura and Somer, all of whom are in the band Hunter Valentine.
The third season of "The Real L Word" premieres Thursday, July 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.