“The L Word” Meets “Succession” in This Perfect Fan Mash-Up

The ladies of Showtime's hit series just got the Waystar Royco treatment.

Succession—HBO’s critically acclaimed drama about four wealthy, conniving siblings vying for control over their aging father’s mega-profitable media conglomerate—has just one major flaw: its lack of queer characters. (I mean, not one of Logan Roy’s four children identifies as LGBTQ? That’s just not statistically plausible!)

But now, in an attempt to gay things up, the great minds behind Autostraddle have blessed us with the perfect, super-queer L Word x Succession crossover we never knew we needed.

Edited in the style of Succession’s sepia-hued opening credits, “L’Succession” features actual clips from the sapphic Showtime series, which originally aired from 2004 to 2009.

It’s also set to Succession’s suspenseful, vaguely ominous theme song, a nod to Autostraddle CEO and editor in chief Riese Bernard’s one-sentence declaration that accompanies the video: “Lesbians can be rich and mean too.”
Though Succession just wrapped its second season this past Sunday night, The L Word fans are in for a treat. As NewNowNext previously reported, The L Word: Generation Q, a modern-day reboot of the beloved show, is slated to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, December 8.

The eight-episode revival will see some familiar faces return to the small screen, including original stars Jennifer Beals (Bette), Katherine Moennig (Shane), and Leisha Hailey (Alice). (No word yet on if Jenny Schecter will resurface from that pool, but maybe?) Showrunners also announced four new series regulars for the reboot earlier this year.

Please soak up “L’Succession” in all its majesty below.

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