The D Word (Cherien Dabis, Maggie Burkle and Noelle Brower, U.S.). 59 minutes. Friday (May 19), 7:30 pm. Isabel Bader. Rating: NN Rating: NN
This spoof of The L Word is a hoot for about 10 minutes, or as long as an SNL skit, which is what this really should be. In fact, the film unfolds as a series of 10-minute episodes featuring take-offs on The L Word characters, all of their names beginning with D.
The cast is fine, including comic Marga Gómez as Dot, the Bette character, who here works as part of an anarchist theatre company instead of as an art curator, and another comic, Julie Goldman , terrific as the womanizing Drea - spoofing Shane - playing her as an irresistible über-butch. The D Word is set in New York, where lesbians look like lesbians and don't have dumb hair.
After viewing it, I put on an episode of The L Word, and funny thing, it plays like a parody, too. And I'm guessing that, like The L Word, The D Word will attract T.O. lesbos in droves.