For your pleasure -- all of The L Word's sex scenes ranked. It was hard work, but somebody had to do it. Gilchrist TracyEGilchrist July 24 3: At that time we got the idea to honor the series with a few different pieces including an anniversary version of The L Word Cast: Where Are They Now? And an op-ed about why the show, in all of its glory and with all of its often-ridiculous storylines, remains an important benchmark in lesbian representation on television.
We have a few notes before we dive into the rankings. First, we included only those sex scenes that involved at least one major character. Although, in cases where it was tough to tell just how far things had gotten in the actual world of the scene, we just included it. When it comes to sex scenes, more is more. Essentially, we ranked the ones we found the least sexy, pointless, creepy, sad, odd, or boring toward the lower end of the spectrum.
Those that got the most bang for the buck ended up toward the top. Finally, we fully concede to the L Word aficionados of the world that we may have missed a scene. Watching sex scenes for hours on end is hard, and there could have been a glitch in our process. Perhaps we were distracted by all of the nudity. If we missed or forgot your favorite scene we offer a collective mea culpa. Now, on to the rankings!
And please feel free to comment and share your favorite scenes with us! It's the first time we see the legend, the Flashdancer Jennifer Beals, in this sort of position. In the doctor's office, Tina's in the stirrups, it's clinical, and Bette is just plain uptight in the pilot. This is just sad. The possibility of Kit trying out the ladies? That's such a stretch. Kit falling off the wagon and having passed-out lesbian sex.
There isn't much we can say. No one is rooting for this couple to make it like we would for Bette and Tina. Voyeurism can be sexy but this is just, well, illegal. This and the one above are basically a package. We're pairing this with the sex scene above as there's nothing sexy about it, except that the actress playing the fake UPS girl is cute. Just when we thought Mark could not get any more disgusting he hires a girl to seduce Shane. Kit's willingness to give it the old college try while sober.
The fact that she's not the least bit into it. Nobody wants to see Shane and Jenny together. Jenny pulls off an initital sincerity in this scene, making Nikki believe she's forgiven, which is the scariest part. Our skin crawls throughout the scene wondering when Jenny is going to let loose and skewer Nikki. We just have to say it -- none of the scenes from the entire cynical 6th season do not rank among the best.
Dana and Lara are so adorable and sexy together. She says the words to Dana that nobody wants to hear. Neither wants what the other wants and it's just plain bad sex. What a waste for Alice's first time on screen. Morning sex with Helena. Getting caught in the act by Helena's kids.