The L Word

2004 TV-MA 6 seasons

The L Word

2004 TV-MA 6 seasons
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This trailblazing cable series follows the tangled lives and ever-changing relationships among a close-knit group of lesbians -- including a lusty hairstylist and a recovering alcoholic -- who call Los Angeles home.
Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner, Katherine Moennig, Pam Grier, Rachel Shelley, Daniela Sea, Erin Daniels, Marlee Matlin
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6

Summary of Season 1 (2004) - 5 discs

Debuting on Showtime after a torrent of media hype, this controversial series follows the hookups and painful breakups of a close-knit group of Los Angeles lesbians -- who are all proud to live life out of the closet.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this mature Showtime drama is a textured, complicated depiction of the lesbian scene in Los Angeles -- which makes for great grown-up TV, but not necessarily family-friendly fare. Sex, foul language, and questionable behavior abound ... but so do complicated, very human reactions and relationships.

Sexual Content

Constant innuendo, banter, and simulated sex. The show is intended to be very racy.


Road rage is about as violent as it gets with this drama, which relies more on emotional upheaval.


Conversations are peppered with talk of sex and the gamut of swear words ("damn," "s--t," "f--k").

Social Behavior

Lying, infidelity, theft -- like any other place, the world depicted here is riddled with human imperfection.


The show is set in hip Los Angeles, so there's a high awareness of fashion and celebrity-driven trends.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Alcohol abounds in social situations, as do recreational drugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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