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Erin Whitney

Ilene Chaiken's New Documentary Is The Real 'Real L Word'

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices

It's no surprise that the women of Showtime's "The L Word" never exactly represented realistic lesbians. For one, there's no such thing as The Planet ...

Forthcoming Documentary To Examine Being LGBT In Middle America

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The woman responsible for introducing us to Bette Porter, Tina Kennard, Shane McCutcheon, Alice Pieszecki, Jenny Schecter and the rest of the sexy Los...

Noah Michelson

Ilene Chaiken Discusses 'The L Word,' 'The Real L Word,' Gay Marriage, Bisexuality And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Writer, producer and director Ilene Chaiken is best known and beloved for gifting the world with "The L Word." The wildly popular, groundbreaking l...

The L Word Creator Launches The Real L Word

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tanya Jo Miller

In this interview, The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken talks about her journey from discounting fans' online chatter to understanding how integral that online activity was to the show's success.

The L Word Gets Real

Jamie Wetherbe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Wetherbe

It's slim pickings when it comes to lesbians on reality TV. But come June, Ilene Chaiken, executive producer of The L Word, is making her scripted show a reality.