The L Word

TV Show • 2004 • Drama  

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A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.
This tv show contains 68 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
209 supporters
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cactus_views
S4
 E5
Jenny adopts a dog just to euthanize him in order to get closer to the veterinarian
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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echoevemorrow
Not physically abusive, that I recall. But a lot of lying and grifting from Alice's mom. Extreme homophobia and rejection from Dana's parents. Bette's father refuses to accept her sexuality and the baby she and her partner conceived with donor sperm. Jenny's stepfather seems to be very emotionally abusive to both her and her mother. Shane's father treats her and all women very poorly. Shane's stepmother abandons her son on a doorstep when she discovers her husband is cheating. There are a lot of bad parents portrayed in this show.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Are there spiders?
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Abandonment
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CMster
A main character reconnects with her father, who left when she was a kid. It does not go well.
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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cactus_views
S4
Jenny stalks someone who writes a critical review of her book (pursues and dates the writer's girlfriend, seeks out her home where she yells at the writer)
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porridge
in season 1 episode 14 tina and bette are in a physical altercation that includes a face slap, wrestling, being held down and a pretty violent sex scene
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echoevemorrow
Kind of the embodiment of Jenny
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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charlie777
S2
Throughout the season Jenny has flashbacks about her childhood which strongly hint at her being abused as a child
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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sorryboutit
A main character goes through Alcoholics Anonymous
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sorryboutit
Briefly during season 5 character who is an alcoholic goes through a breakup and falls off the wagon
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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funkatron
s1 episode 14
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Does a pet die?
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MynameisMo
See "does the cat die?"
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Does a dragon die?
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5
Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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CMster
It is a major plot point for one of the main characters
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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MynameisMo
Characters have their entire lives and sexual encounters in their house filmed without their consent. It is the season with the film-maker roommate and is a plot point throughout that particular season.
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echoevemorrow
In the first episode of the second season, Tim gets naked, climbs in bed with Jenny, and proceeds to take her clothes off and have sex with her, despite her saying no at least a dozen times. It's very uncomfortable to watch.
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Bodily Harm
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sorryboutit
Shaving scene at end of season 2, cutting scene season 2 episode 13 minutes 47 to 51. Self mutilation is mentioned throughout season 3. Two or three times throughout the entire show someone shaves without harming themselves.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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5
Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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5
Does a head get squashed?
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7
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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S6
No, however the series ends with a character dying in a swimming pool
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Are any teeth damaged?
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echoevemorrow
S1
Jenny faints
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sorryboutit
S4 e4, kid breaks his arm, nothing is explicitly shown
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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cactus_views
S3
 E12
S3E12 through S4E1 a plotline that involves separated parents suing each other for full custody that culminates in one parent abducting the child away from the other.
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Does a kid die?
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0
There is talk of Shane and a friend being under-age sex workers
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Death
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CMster
S3
 E10
It's really really upsetting, but not entirely unexpected.
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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CoriM
Character describes men as "emotionally r******d "
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Better kidnaps her daughter from Tina
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Does a parent die?
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sorryboutit
Season 2 episode 12, parent dies of cancer. funeral in episode 13
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Does someone cheat?
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MynameisMo
Everybody cheats all the time! The majority of the relationships seem to involve cheating
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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MynameisMo
S1
 E6
3:50, Tina is pregnant and throwing up. Audio, no visual, she runs to the bathroom.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
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CMster
So, so many. The original series is extremely transphobic.
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Anonymous
season 3, episode 7, around 5 minutes in
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sorryboutit
Late in season two there are two different characters who go to the hospital, one for cancer, one for birth. Season 3 a main characters has cancer and there are a handful of hospital scenes.
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sorryboutit
Minor character in season 2 has cancer, and it's a major plot point in season 3 where a main character has cancer.
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Mental Health
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CoriM
A character introduced in S4 has PTSD from her time serving in Iraq. They show flashbacks from her time in the military.
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sorryboutit
Season 2 episode 13, explicitly shown from minutes 47 to 51.
S3 E1, self harm cuts are shown
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
27 supporters
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CMster
It's in the era of very loud mouth noise kissing, which triggers my misophonia
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sorryboutit
Transgender character introduced in season 3 has body dysmorphia
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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sorryboutit
Season 5 episode 9 two characters get stuck in an elevator
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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sorryboutit
Season 6 episodes 1 and 8, with the same person, it is unclear whether they died by suicide or other cause
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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sorryboutit
very rarely
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phiabored
S5
 E8
During Nikki's film premier, there are paparazzi present and the repeated flashing of cameras
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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sorryboutit
Season 2 episode 13, at home birth gets moved to the hospital for safety reasons
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Are there abortions?
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Anonymous
It’s not made, but a character that is having an unwanted pregnancy tries to abort, but cannot do it because it’s too late
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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sorryboutit
Season 1 episode 9 or 10 Tina miscarries. Nothing explicit is shown.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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sorryboutit
Several characters are androgynous and/or trans occasionally get misgendered by side characters. Main character, Jenny, does not like to correctly gender, Max, a trans man
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Does the black guy die first?
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porridge
they use the word d*ke and f*g pretty often. sometimes maliciously and other times in a lighthearted manor
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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sorryboutit
Season 3 episode 10, main character dies at the end of the episode. Season 6 episode 1 opens with a main character death, which is revisited episode 8, minute 57.
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funkatron
r slur is used
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Are there n-words?
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CoriM
A character uses the word in passing saying that his father uses certain slurs one of which is the n word.
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Sex
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sorryboutit
At least once an episode there is a sex scene, both homosexual and heterosexual, but usually the former. There are a total of 97 scenes throughout the 6 seasons
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LauraMcG
Every episode as the main characters drool over other women
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LauraMcG
Nearly every episode has visible breasts, and many have female full frontal nudity
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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sorryboutit
Series ends with a main character death and no resolution to the death
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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phiabored
S4
 E1
shane leaves cherie's house and drives whilst on coke, she ends up crashing and walks away from the scene injured
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phiabored
There are multiple scenes of reckless and erratic driving including screeching tires, alice in season 3 episode 1 and shane in season 4 episode 1
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Does a plane crash?
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Olybug
Jenny accidentally hit a man on a bike with her car door. He's fine just a bit steamed. season 1 don't remember what episode. maybe 10th possibly earlier.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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phiabored
S4
 E1
small amount of blood is scene on shane after she crashes her car
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Does someone drown?
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sorryboutit
Season 5 episode 3 woman is robbed at gunpoint, no one is harmed
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