Showtime's 'the L word' to Feature 'Unauthorized Abortion of W' Sculpture
In a promo for the January 28 episode, character “Bette Porter,” the dean of a university's art school played by Jennifer Beals, tells a new character played by Marlee Matlin: “I'm bringing one of our biggest donors to tour the studio. There's a radical sculpture.” Through a male interpreter, the deaf Matlin character, whom the L word's Web site describes as “an artist whose work is politically incendiary,” observes: “He's not going to like that piece.” Porter/Beals confirms “no.” Then as a man comes into view, presumably the big donor, the camera quickly pans the figure of Bush in the womb as Matlin explains: “This is called the 'Unauthorized Abortion of W.'”
Video clip of Showtime's promo for the January 28 episode (45 seconds): Real (1.3 MB) or Windows Media (1.6 MB), plus MP3 audio (275 KB)
the L word airs at 10pm EST/PST Sunday nights on Showtime with an immediate re-run at 11pm EST/PST and several more airings during the subsequent week. The episode with Bush being aborted is the fourth of the new season and -- if you care to catch up -- Showtime will re-run the first three episodes Saturday night starting at 9pm EST/PST.
Showtime's page for the “Bette Porter” character played by Jennifer Beals.