After That ‘L Word: Generation Q’ Proposal, What’s Coming Up For [SPOILER]’s Wedding?
The L Word returned with a bang! Bette (Jennifer Beals)’s political campaign and scandal! Shane (Katherine Moennig)’s secret relationship! Alice (Leisha Hailey) a TV star in a blended family! And then there’s the new cast, whose story got going very fast, and someone’s having a wedding. This story contains spoilers for the first episode of The L Word: Generation Q.
Sophie (Rosanny Zayas) and Dani (Arienne Mandi) looked like they might be a will they/won’t they for much of the series. Dani hesitated to propose because her father disapproved. But Dani did propose so the upcoming storylines will be wedding related. Rosanny Zayas spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet last week and gave us a preview of what’s coming up for Sophie and Dani. The L Word: Generation Q airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Showtime.
‘The L Word: Generation Q’ has more wedding drama
The proposal was only the first hurdle to overcome. Rosanny Zayas said planning a wedding together is going to test Sophie and Dani.
“Weddings bring, I wouldn’t say the worst out of people but they do bring out a lot,” Zayas said. “Weddings, there’s as much love as there is in this union of two people, there’s a lot of conflict. There’s a lot of family issues. There’s friendships that also change and it’s always interesting to watch, especially someone trying to plan a wedding.”
‘The L Word: Generation Q’ is not a Bridezilla show
When Rosanny Zayas talks about the drama of wedding planning, she’s not talking about flowers or seating arrangements. The wedding of Sophie and Dani brings up issues between them and surrounding them.
“Really deep stuff that I feel like people would question with weddings,” Zayas said. “When you see weddings on TV or you see two people coming together, I feel like the big part of it is always wow, are we really going to do this? And how do we make it through? With everything that’s going on or the things that we have to fight for or the things that we love, how do we do this together?”
Sophie and Dani’s story is like many LGBTQ couples’ story
The L Word always reflected the human stories going on in the LGBTQ community. Generation Q will continue to do the same. Having a partner who is reluctant to propose can be as relatable as being the one who is afraid to propose.
“I think there’s a lot to relate in that story,” Zayas said. “I don’t want to speak for the whole world, but I’m sure there’s a lot of people who have been in relationships where they feel like the love that the love that they’re putting out necessarily doesn’t really look the same coming back at them. And sometimes that might feel a little wonky I’d say, like you don’t really know how to love someone sometimes when it doesn’t seem like they’re loving you fully back or accepting you fully back.”
Remember, you’ve only known Sophie and Dani for an hour. This show is going to deal with issues that have been in their relationship the whole time.
“Again, this is a relationship they’ve been in for years,” Zayas said. “It’s amazing to see them go through all the us and downs of that. [I] definitely relate to a lot of parts of the Dani/Sophie story for sure.”