The Real L Word depicts its share of lesbian drama — Dinah Shore love-ins, impromptu same-sex weddings, girls who like girls who like boys.
This past season, one of the newest cast members, Lauren Bedford Russell, found a dramatic niche with Kiyomi McCloskey, lead singer/guitarist of Hunter Valentine. Their narrative revolved around their increasing intimacy, i.e., lots of kissing scenes.
One of the critiques of The Real L Word is the limited representation. Add to that the excessive focus on love and lust. There is much more to a lesbian than her relationships.
Viewers may have known that Russell is a jewelry designer and the owner of Lyon Fine Jewelry. Yet that aspect of her life stayed in the background.
It could have made for good television, because Russell has established herself as a socially conscious entrepreneur.
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