Cornell University

From Writer's Room to In Front of the Camera: My perspective from all sides of the L Word - Guinevere Turner

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, Lewis Auditorium, G76
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Guinevere Turner spent the first two seasons of Showtime's The L Word as a writer, a story editor and the recurring character Gabby Deveaux. In this event, Guinevere will describe what the writer's room was like, from ideas to episodes - the complexities of casting - respecting the privacy of the actors (everyone wanted to know "Who's gay, who's not?"), and then stepping into the makeup chair and in front of the camera as the show's first villainous character.

Guinevere will also talk about her experience in the queer film industry over the past 20 years, from her beginnings with writing, directing, and starring in Go Fish (1994) - a film that was part of a wave of LGBT-themed films in the early 90's to her various roles in the award-winning, lesbian-themed television show, The L Word. Guinevere has witnessed, first-hand, the development of the queer film industry and will comment on how the climate in Hollywood today compares to what it was like 20 years ago. She will also talk about what it's been like for her as an out lesbian in an industry that hasn't always been accepting of LGBT people.

A time for Q&A/discussion with the artist will follow her presentation.


This event is FREE and open to the public.

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The event is located in the Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall G76.