Jan. 18, 2004
60 min.
Showtime TV Network

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The L Word

The L Word is the intimate story about the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles.

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Bette Porter The L Word
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Bette Porter

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Jennifer BealsJennifer Beals
Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the city. With a life-long ...

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Forced to leave the CAC, she fortuitously reunites with her ex-college roommate, a multi-millionaire eager to help Bette get her career back on track. Ironically, it's Tina's career that unexpectedly becomes the source of their most challenging life decision.

Occupation: Art curator; Dean of the CU School of the Arts

Family: Father: Melvin; Mother: Maxine; Half-sister: Kit; Daughter: Angelica; Love of her life: Tina

Personality Type: Dominant Type A

L Word(s) That Best Describes Bette: Luscious, Loving, Lovable, Lady-like, Lickable, luminous,lover, literate, lusty, loyal

Signature Look: Top Brand Power Suits, Great accessories very sophisticated and classy

Endearing Trait(s): Unswerving convictions, passion for art, love of family, love for Tina and her daughter, strong principles.

Annoying Trait(s): Controlling, ADD, self-absorbed, can be destructive, She thinks it is The Bette Porter Show.

Strengths: Loyalty to her friends, highly educated, amazingly beautiful, knows what she wants and goes for it, outspoken, sticks to her convictions.

Hangups: Has a hard time understanding that the world does not revolve around her and gets impatient when things don't go her way or as she planned. This is the main reason Bette and Tina have been unsuccessful in getting back together. Loyalty.

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02x01 - Life, Loss, Leaving
Season 2, Episode 01
 - Finale Special
04x02 - Livin' La Vida Loca
Season 4, Episode 02
01x10 - Liberally
Season 1, Episode 10
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