‘The L Word’: TV’s most famous lesbians are back

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Jennifer Beals as Bette Porter, Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszeckie and Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon in “The L Word: Generation Q.” Photo credit: Hilary B. Gayle/Showtime.

“The L Word” is back after 10 years off air. Lots of young queer women saw themselves for the first time in the show’s characters. The show is also famous for helping queer people discover their own sexual or gender identities, and come out of the closet.