As The L
Word's sixth and final season draws closer -- it
begins January 18 on Showtime -- Pam Grier is
reflective about her time with the show.
Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand, so many
countries are starting to see The L Word," she
tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press. "I'm
happy to be a part of that historical significance."
Grier, along with
costar Jennifer Beals, was one of the most recognizable
faces on The L Word when it premiered in 2004.
The former star of cult favorites Foxy Brown
and Coffy, Grier stepped into unchartered
territory with The L Word, a drama about
glamorous lesbians in Los Angeles. Grier plays Kit Porter,
the heterosexual sister of Beals's gay character. Grier says
she's proud of the groundbreaking program, even though
she endured "quite hostile" e-mails for being part of
a gay-themed show.
"In the black
community -- I can't really say 'black community'
anymore because it's so fragmented -- there's some taboo on
homosexuality," she tells the newspaper. "It might come from
the church; I don't know. I would like to see more
acceptance, of course. If people watch The L
Word because of me, if I'm the impetus of that,
then I'm glad. You never know what influence you
have." She added that she hopes to "drop more seeds of
tolerance, loving, caring, and understanding."
actress currently resides on a ranch in Colorado and is in a
long-standing relationship with a businessman whom she
doesn't name. "My biological predisposition is
heterosexuality," she says. "But you never know. Maybe
I haven't met the right woman yet. I'm enough woman
for me every day." (Neal Broverman, Advocate.com)