The L Word

I happened to watch a particular episode of one of my favourite shows where they mentioned “The L Word”, so I decided I’d give it a shot cause it must be worth it, coming from the scripts I’m so fond of.

So I watched. My semi-journalist mind usually doesn’t let me let go of some things that catch my attention, although my consumer mind can’t help but judge incisively. After an “on-and-off” L Word’s marathon in front of my monitor I came to one simple colloquial conclusion: It should’ve probably been called ‘The F Word’ as in ‘What the Fuck?’

I have to say that these writers are defaming the lesbian community outreagously. They are portraying them as instinct driven cave-women who can’t help getting into each other’s pants no matter how much they tied their hands or avoid contact (literally).

This, on one sad hand. On the other, even sadder hand, the acting is appalling. Seriously. It’s just unbearable to watch. My opinion as a viewer of every genre out there, is that I do not believe these people, it’s all… a mess! An orgie of dialogues and images and situations that pretend to reflect mundane dramas and then… I don’t know! travels to the inner works of their minds… it just doesn’t make any sense to me.

I have to confess that I kept watching cause I realized there were six seasons (and counting) of this show out there, which is a great and hard to achieve number, so I thought ‘this gotta be something’. Well, it is something alright! it’s the mirror of a society that buys sex, and a minority in need of an ambassador of its lifestyle who should, in my opinion, take a dose of self respect and demand an intervention of smarter producers willing to come up with a product that’s both faithfull and not degrading.

PS.: I have to mention some actresses that do have something good going on, like that Shane character, for example… though I am a bit confused: she could be very well just playing herself which, in that case never mind my comment. It’d be interesting to watch her in a completely different role. But I do think she’s the only colourful one, and I do believe her when she performs.

PS 2: Come on Jackie Brown, don’t do it !!! There’s gotta be some other way…!

PS 3: After watching the pilot, I realized that the reason this show was mentioned in my favourite show, was precisely purely for sexual related reasons. They were being sarcastic, as a matter of fact…

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I dropped a book…

…and here’s what I saw in its wide open, vulnerable, surrended pages:

 

A beggar has been sitting by the side of a road for over 30 years, a stranger walks by “Can you spare any change?” mumbles the beggar. “I’ve nothing to give you” said the stranger, then he asked “What is that you are sitting on?” “Nothing”, replied the beggar “just an old box. I’ve been sitting on it for as long as I can remember” “Ever looked inside?” asked the stranger. “No”, said the beggar. “What’s the point? there’s nothing in there” “have a look inside”, insisted the beggar. He managed to remove the lid: with astonishment and disbelief, he saw that the box was filled with gold.

I am that stranger who has nothing to give you, and who is telling you to look inside.

“But I’m not a beggar”, I can hear you say.

Those who look outside for pleasure and fulfillment, for validation, security or love while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things, but it’s infinetely greater than anything the world can offer, are beggars.

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From

The Power of NOW

Author

Eckhart Tolle