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The L Word's Jennifer Beals Plays the Nose Flute for Ellen DeGeneres

The L Word's Jennifer Beals Plays the Nose Flute for Ellen DeGeneres

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Beals also discussed the decision to reboot the groundbreaking series about queer women. 

With The L Word: Generation Q premiering this Sunday following the premiere earlier this week, the cast is making the rounds to discuss the reboot. Jennifer Beals, who's back as the iconic Bette Porter in the series, appeared on Ellen DeGeneres's show this week to discuss the series. But she also played something called the nose flute for her host.

"It's my walk of musical shame. I come from a family of musicians and I can't play an instrument," Beals says when DeGeneres points out that there is an instrument on the table between them.

"This is a nose flute. Do you want to try it?" Beals asks DeGeneres, who declines.

Beals then proceeds to play "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" on the instrument.

"It's really sad. That's the extent of my musical career," she says.

Of course, they also discuss Generation Q.

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"Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey and I all expected something to replace the show right away. But nothing really replaced. Pose and those shows came considerably after the L Word. Orange Is the New Black occupied some of that space, but there was no lesbian-centric show," Beals says.

"We became aware that on social media there were all these conversations after the show went off the air. We realized how the conversation about gender identity and sexual orientation was completely changing.

"You know when you're having to rethink pronouns that there is a huge shift in the culture and the consciousness. We thought, 'Wouldn't' be fantastic to bring the show on now and have those conversations,'" she says.

Watch the clip below.

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