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The “L” in The L Word, which is supposed to mean all sorts of other things besides “lesbian” in Showtime’s girl-on-girl drama series, can now stand for “lotsa writers”, with the launch of an L Word contest that climaxes with the first “fan-scripted scene” in television series history.
Funny that the insertion of fan fiction in a TV series would begin on a show about lesbians, since the fanfic genre is highlighted by sex fantasies about Captain Kirk getting it on with Mr. Spock. In this case, fans are invited to reimagine a scene from L‘s season one or two that wil be rated by other fans and ultimately judged by a panel including the show’s creator and executive producer, Ilene Chaiken.The scene is expected to run in the show’s fifth season, which premieres early next year.
The big winner will receive $1,000, an onccreen credit as the FanLib/OurChart contest winner on screen at the end of episode, and a trip for two to The L Word to watch the filming of the scene. Other prizes for participants include a mentoring session with a member of The L Word writing staff, DVDs, a flannel shirt and picture of Portia de Rossi (okay, we made up the last two).