The Real L Word

2010 TV-MA 2 seasons

The Real L Word

2010 TV-MA 2 seasons
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Inspired by the hit drama series "The L Word," this reality show follows the day-to-day lives of six lesbians as they deal with lovers old and new, overbearing families, stressful careers and the pressures of navigating the gay scene in Los Angeles.
Rose Garcia, Jill Sloane Goldstein, Scarlett Hernandez, Mikey Koffman, Whitney Mixter, Tracy Ryerson, Nikki Weiss
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2010) - 3 discs

This saucy, adult-oriented reality series from Showtime provides an intimate look at six diverse lesbians whose power, glamour, poise and ability to both create and subdue drama make them stand out of the crowd, even in high-pressure Los Angeles. Jealous exes and disapproving family are some of the problems they tackle as they pursue careers ranging from high-profile to funky, and romances that cover the gamut from committed to freewheeling.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono
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 reality series -- which, like its fictional counterpart, The L Word, follows the lives of a group of lesbians in Los Angeles -- has lots of mature content, from frequent uncensored swearing ("s--t," "f--k") to sexually explicit scenes that might make the Tudors blush. There's also plenty of smoking and drinking, and brand logos like Apple, MaxMara, and Lexus are visible. Most of the show's storylines focus on the women's personal relationships, but the series also highlights prominent issues in the lesbian/gay community, including same-sex marriage and single-sex parenting.

Sexual Content

Some nudity (bare breasts, buttocks) and lots of explicit discussions about past sexual experiences; sexual activity is both audible and visible. Sexual toys/devices are sometimes shown. Women are shown walking around in their underwear and dancing at bars in skimpy clothing.


Arguments occasionally lead to screaming, yelling, and door slamming.


Frequent use of strong language, including everything from "douche bag," "crap," "ass," and "bitch" to stronger words like "p---y," "f--k," and "s--t."

Social Behavior

Some of the show's content reflects pre-existing stereotypes. Potentially controversial issues are raised and discussed.


Logos for Beverly Hills stores like MaxMara, Los Angeles eateries like Alcove, and West Hollywood clubs like Home. High-end brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabana are discussed. Apple computers, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus cars are also visible. Mikey Hoffman's PR and marketing firm, The Gallery Los Angeles, is also prominently featured.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cigarette smoking is visible. Alcohol (beer, hard liquor, wine) is consumed with meals, at bars, and during parties.

  • 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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