Look! A Lesbian Reality TV Show!
Rejoice all, because lesbians are hitting reality TV. No, “The Real Housewives” franchise didn’t pick them up, but Showtime is doing a reality series called “The Real L Word” based on the network’s “The L Word,” which followed a group of hot gay women in West Hollywood. The big question: will the reality version be as good as the scripted version? Answer: it could be even better. After the jump, meet the cast. Here are the official cast bios:
Tracy, 28: A smokin’ hot film and television development executive, Tracy is the newbie to the lesbian scene and still struggling with the after effects of coming out to her family. Throughout “The Real L Word,” we’ll watch Tracy juggle career, a new relationship and her ambivalent mother.
Whitney, 27: We’re bound to see some drama with this one! The Hollywood special effects artist is a self-professed terrible girlfriend, saying she’s “always looking for love, but losing to lust.” Keep an eye on this street-smart wild child.
Nikki, 37: Already famous in her own right (she’s a rep/manager/producer/industry bigwig, and publicly came out on “The Oprah Winfrey Show!”), Nikki is now engaged and planning her wedding to “Real L Word” costar Jill.
Rose, 35: Listen up, fans of the original “L Word”—Rose was actually the inspiration for Papi. This real estate adviser is a “lotharia” who wants to settle down, but can’t seem to shake her old habits. She’s currently in a loving relationship and has the full support of her family.
Mikey, 34: Also a bit of an L.A. celeb, Mickey is the founder of The Gallery Los Angeles and produces LA Fashion Weekend. She’s also engaged and trying to plan a wedding … reluctantly. We’ll see if she can balance her fiancée, clients and the motorcycle she loves so much.
Jill, 33: This Jersey girl next door is engaged to costar Nikki and enjoys her career as a writer in Los Angeles. She, too, has the support of her family.