|"The Planet" (from The L Word)|
Location: Presumably somewhere in West Hollywood, but the actual façade used in the filming was located in Vancouver, Canada.
Opened: January 18, 2004
Closed: March 11, 2009
From time to time, just for the heck of it, we post on a fictional womyn's space.
The Planet is one of those places, having served as the hangout for the various characters of The L Word, the infamous " television drama series portraying the lives of a group of lesbian, bisexual, straight and transgender people and their friends, connections, family and lovers in the trendy Greater Los Angeles, California city of West Hollywood"--as Wikipedia (rather awkwardly) describes it.
Initially I wanted to somehow summarize the role that The Planet played in the characters' lives, but I quickly discovered that the task was overwhelming. Especially for someone who had only viewed a couple of episodes, and never did care for the series much. So those of you who are fans, you can fill in the details from your memories.
According to Grace Chu, the Planet was actually inspired by a real-life place in Los Angeles:
However, it has also been asserted that the Urth Caffe is the real-life inspiration.
|"The Planet" in Second Life|