‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Team on Costumes’ Non-Gender Conforming ‘Grounded Glamour’

Variety | 12/9/2019 | Lorraine Wheat
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While costumes are always meant to complement the storytelling, in Showtime’s “The L Word: Generation Q,” they are also meant to showcase the diversity within the **** community.

“We as women are able to dress in a myriad of ways. So I really wanted to change perceptions of what being LGBTQ is, and I did not want to fall into the tropes,” costume designer Deirdra Elizabeth Govan told Variety at the show’s premiere event in Los Angeles, Calif.

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“The L Word: Generation Q” is a continuation of “The L Word,” the beloved 2004-2009 drama series that followed Bette (Jennifer Beals), Alice (Leisha Hailey) and Shane (Katherine Moennig), among others, as they lived and loved in L.A. The new series reunites these three characters, now firmly established in careers but not all as settled in romantic relationships, but it also introduces a new generation of queer and trans individuals.

“Style has always been a very giant part of this show because we wanted to show the world that lesbians can also be fashion-forward,” Hailey said.

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Govan calls the fashion sense of the show “grounded glamour.” Although she had a guideline of their individual characters’ styles from the original series, where the established characters “were now” in their lives greatly informed what Govan put together for them. Often, this resulted in aspirational, but not easily affordable looks.

“They are in a place in their lives where they’re very successful,” said Beals, whose character is running for mayor in the new series. “Each...
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