The L Word's Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey return for Generation Q reboot

In the first teaser for Showtime's reboot The L Word: Generation Q - premiering December 8 - Jennifer Beals' character Bette Porter is running for Los Angeles mayor.

'Los Angeles has been very good to me,' the lesbian gallerist-turned-candidate gushed from the podium of a packed rally.

'And I believe it's my turn to give back to the city that I love so much.'  

Premiering December 8! In the first teaser for Showtime's reboot The L Word: Generation Q, Jennifer Beals' character Bette Porter is running for Los Angeles mayor

Premiering December 8! In the first teaser for Showtime's reboot The L Word: Generation Q, Jennifer Beals' character Bette Porter is running for Los Angeles mayor

The lesbian gallerist-turned-candidate gushed from the podium of a packed rally: 'Los Angeles has been very good to me, and I believe it's my turn to give back to the city that I love so much'

The lesbian gallerist-turned-candidate gushed from the podium of a packed rally: 'Los Angeles has been very good to me, and I believe it's my turn to give back to the city that I love so much'

Bette is seen locked in a passionate embrace with Felicity (Latarsha Rose) during a scene in her high-rise office.

Set a decade after the original groundbreaking LGBTQ series ended in 2009, Katherine Moennig's androgynous Shane McCutcheon now flies high on a private jet.

Considered the most promiscuous of the OG characters, Shane is seen making out with another brunette beauty, who's clad in nothing more than a maroon bra.

Meanwhile, Leisha Hailey's platinum-blonde Alice Pieszecki has gone from bisexual writer to hosting her very own talk show. 

Sequel: Bette is seen locked in a passionate embrace with Felicity (Latarsha Rose) during a scene in her high-rise office

Sequel: Bette is seen locked in a passionate embrace with Felicity (Latarsha Rose) during a scene in her high-rise office

Continuation: Set a decade after the original groundbreaking LGBTQ series ended in 2009, Katherine Moennig's androgynous Shane McCutcheon now flies high on a private jet

Continuation: Set a decade after the original groundbreaking LGBTQ series ended in 2009, Katherine Moennig's androgynous Shane McCutcheon now flies high on a private jet

Steamy: Considered the most promiscuous of the OG characters, Shane is seen making out with another brunette beauty, who's clad in nothing more than a maroon bra
Steamy: Considered the most promiscuous of the OG characters, Shane is seen making out with another brunette beauty, who's clad in nothing more than a maroon bra

Steamy: Considered the most promiscuous of the OG characters, Shane is seen making out with another brunette beauty, who's clad in nothing more than a maroon bra

Action! Meanwhile, Leisha Hailey's platinum-blonde Alice Pieszecki has gone from bisexual writer to hosting her very own talk show

Action! Meanwhile, Leisha Hailey's platinum-blonde Alice Pieszecki has gone from bisexual writer to hosting her very own talk show

New characters include Lex Scott Davis as Quiara and Jacqueline Toboni as executive assistant Sarah Finley.

Leo Sheng could be seen staring into the mirror as Micah Lee, a trans man and adjunct professor.

Fans of the original show will recall how badly developed their prior trans man character - programmer Max Sweeney (Daniela Sea) - was and creator Ilene Chaiken made a point of evolving.  

Show business: New characters include Lex Scott Davis (L) as Quiara and Jacqueline Toboni (R) as executive assistant Sarah Finley

Show business: New characters include Lex Scott Davis (L) as Quiara and Jacqueline Toboni (R) as executive assistant Sarah Finley

'All trans characters will be played by trans actors': Leo Sheng could be seen staring into the mirror as Micah Lee, a trans man and adjunct professor

'All trans characters will be played by trans actors': Leo Sheng could be seen staring into the mirror as Micah Lee, a trans man and adjunct professor

Yikes! Fans of the original show will recall how badly developed their prior trans man character - programmer Max Sweeney (Daniela Sea) - was and creator Ilene Chaiken made a point of evolving (pictured in 2006)

Yikes! Fans of the original show will recall how badly developed their prior trans man character - programmer Max Sweeney (Daniela Sea) - was and creator Ilene Chaiken made a point of evolving (pictured in 2006)

Showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan (2-L) told THR in February: 'I don't think anyone at the time knew any better than to cast a cis person to play a trans person, and that that wasn't good and didn't send the right message' (pictured August 2)

Showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan (2-L) told THR in February: 'I don't think anyone at the time knew any better than to cast a cis person to play a trans person, and that that wasn't good and didn't send the right message' (pictured August 2)

'I will have more than one trans character, and all trans characters will be played by trans actors,' showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan told THR in February.

'I don't think anyone at the time knew any better than to cast a cis person to play a trans person, and that that wasn't good and didn't send the right message.'

Guest stars for the eight-episode sapphic soap opera include Olivia Thirlby and Fortune Feimster, who play an aspiring comedian called Heather who lacks boundaries.

'Move over, Shane! There’s a new heartthrob in town!' Guest stars for the eight-episode sapphic soap opera include Olivia Thirlby and Fortune Feimster (pictured July 30), who play an aspiring comedian called Heather who lacks boundaries

'Move over, Shane! There’s a new heartthrob in town!' Guest stars for the eight-episode sapphic soap opera include Olivia Thirlby and Fortune Feimster (pictured July 30), who play an aspiring comedian called Heather who lacks boundaries

The L Word's Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey return for Generation Q reboot

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