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August 28, 2019 at 6:14 am #95807
Well, at first I just posted an emotional comment to one of the current stories but, frankly, I needed to share my feelings after this destabilizing teaser of the new L Word with all of you so I’m sorry for those who already read my words these last days…
Oh my, I know I should be delighted for the new generation of viewers but I simply can’t be that wise and calm…
Because I’m an incurable Tibette from day one ? Yes, of course I am. But it’s so much more than that…
This tv show saved me, in 2004, when I was lost in a black tunnel of dispair. I remember discovering pictures of this show I had to wait to see in my tiny european country – and I was in such a need to see it that I bought dvds in US and, after that, season after season, I followed each episode thanks to people who posted them on YT the day after…
Following my own bittersweet and cathartic journey, Bette and Tina’s story became much more than simply fictional characters, I’m afraid – and still are – and will always be. They were my first happy lesbian couple after Highsmith’s Price of Salt characters (so obvious with my pseudo – that was years before the movie, by the way) and I shared, fully, all their emotions, feelings and so complex and dramatic storyline…
Suffering during season 2, feeling totally in dispair during this nightmare of season 3 but nevertheless keeping hope for my beloved two ! And finally, when they found each other again for good, my faithful Tibette heart was full of happiness and relief !
So, as pathetic as it sounds – and I fully assume it – , I will NOT be able to watch this reboot because this teaser make me feel sick and depressed.
I so wanted to find my dearest Bette again, I have such a huge respect and admiration for Jennifer Beals and I think they were right trying to offer this amazing tv show to new young viewers through actual topics…
But I know myself, my hypersensitivity, my deep romantic soul : Bette without her Tina is simply unbearable for me, period !
If I was able to endure Candace, the first version of Helena (I loved her character after that), Henry and Jodie, it was ONLY because I was certain my beloved two would find each other again, beyond everything.
Now, without this hope, frankly, I can’t bear it…
Bette and Tina were my life preserver for years when I fought again depression and self-acceptance : I will remain faithful to them.
That’s why I wanted and needed to express all my deepest gratitude to this site (the old one and this one – thank you SO much, Jacky !!) and to these so generous and talented authors I adore to discover or read again – and again ! – , carefully keeping all the stories I especially love in my own files.
True Tibette lovers like me will need you more than ever…
Ariane, aka Therese_Belivet
August 28, 2019 at 10:14 am #95808
For now we can’t leave a comments so i try to answer you here.
About promo – on the main page – https://lesfan.com/ 5 days ago we had discussion about that – you can find a topic if you want. If shortly – sad, disappointed and even betrayed by JB.
About Laurel – i don’t think she will answer. On her last exhibition she was asked about if she will take part in this ”show” and she said she can’t answer.
About Tina’s appearing – i think if the promo not tricking us and Bette will have affair with that chick (and i think she will) – than Tina’s return impossible. Because it’s not make any sense.
So, that is what i think about all of this. Sorry if my comment don’t give you much hope, but i of course can be wrong and maybe we still have chance on Tibette
August 28, 2019 at 11:13 am #95809
Thank you again for your kind words :-)
Oh well, you know, my last night’s tirade about jumping into a plane until Laurel’s art studio to politely question her about a possible secret appearance of Tina in this new show was my way to just stay in denial a little more – protecting myself the best I could !
Being such a dreamer, I will even be able to imagine a kind of silly “à la Bobby Ewing”‘s miraculous come back after a long bad dream ! Quite pathetic, I know, but I learned to know myself *wink and sigh*…
August 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm #95811
Maybe we need just think about that new show not how as a continuation of the TLW, but maybe as a absolutely different story, where there is never was Tina, and Bette – you not she just Bette and not part of Tibette.
And Tibette – they have their happy life after TLW.
Maybe something like that.
And by the way – on this site there is a lot authors, who wrote stories about Tibette much and much better, then even s5 in TLW)
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