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The lesbian Turkish oil wrestling scene finally greases its way into The L Word.
February 20, 2008 11:05 AM   Subscribe

The lesbian Turkish oil wrestling scene finally greases its way into The L Word. Back in November, Showtime unsubtly promoted the fifth season of The L Word with a teaser trailer promising "Lesbian Turkish Oil Wrestling." This past Sunday, the infamous scene debuted in Episode 7. If a series is going to jump the shark, it might as well do so with scantily clad women grappling each other in olive oil.
posted by notoriousbhc (22 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: If a series is going to jump the shark, that might not be a great reason to make a metafilter post. -- cortex



 
What I wanna know is which part is Turkish? The oil or the wrestling? I've never heard of either.
posted by grubi at 11:09 AM on February 20, 2008


This is the best of the web? Give me a fucking break. I hope to the heavens this is deleted.
posted by agregoli at 11:11 AM on February 20, 2008


This post probably doesn't have long for this world. That said, I am pleased as punch at the moment to have Showtime on Demand.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 11:12 AM on February 20, 2008


This is an outrage! I don't have Showtime!
posted by Scoo at 11:13 AM on February 20, 2008


A show about lipstick lesbians didn't begin life jumping the shark?
posted by chunking express at 11:14 AM on February 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


There is nothing about lesbian Turkish oil wrestling that I don't like. Nothing.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 11:16 AM on February 20, 2008


No, I'm serious. What the hell is Turkish about it?
posted by grubi at 11:18 AM on February 20, 2008


Agregoli, "Lesbian Turkish Oil Wrestling" appeared on BuzzFeed the other day. So yes, sadly, this link constitutes, at least arguably, the best of the web.
posted by notoriousbhc at 11:19 AM on February 20, 2008


Personally, I'm morally opposed to the soft-core porn that networks like Showtime attempt to peddle as "serious" shows.

They should just cut to the chase and have "8 Hours of Titties Showcase!" from 9pm to 5am every day. At least that would be honest.
posted by Avenger at 11:19 AM on February 20, 2008


Was Li-Lo involved at all?
posted by cillit bang at 11:20 AM on February 20, 2008


Why it is "Turkish"?

Well, according to Wikipedia, the sport originated in Turkey.
posted by notoriousbhc at 11:23 AM on February 20, 2008


The L Word sucks hairy balls - that's how "lesbian" it is. This post is really, really bad too. Please make it go away.
posted by serazin at 11:27 AM on February 20, 2008


And yet, strangely un-erotic.
posted by Skorgu at 11:29 AM on February 20, 2008


couldn't this have been combined with 1's dworkin post somehow?
posted by Hat Maui at 11:30 AM on February 20, 2008


The L word jumped the shark after the second season. They had two seasons worth of material that gave a good look at typical lesbian issues. After that it descended into typical drama cliches.
posted by MillMan at 11:31 AM on February 20, 2008


Sorry, never heard of buzzfeed. This post is total shit.
posted by agregoli at 11:32 AM on February 20, 2008


Searches franticly for the "stupid" flag
posted by edgeways at 11:33 AM on February 20, 2008


"1 user marked this as a favorite"

But it might just be a bookmark.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 11:34 AM on February 20, 2008


couldn't this have been combined with 1's dworkin post somehow?

I don't know about Dworkin, but I think Paglia would approve. ;)
posted by notoriousbhc at 11:35 AM on February 20, 2008


Spare me from ShowtimeFilter.
posted by infinitewindow at 11:36 AM on February 20, 2008


Should we start making book on fpp deletion? Or do ya'll think that the admins are way too easy to buy and it would just become a mafia run thing?

just wondering...
posted by HuronBob at 11:37 AM on February 20, 2008


the sport originated in Turkey.

So the wrestling itself is Turkish. I thought they may have been just using "Turkish" as shorthand for "exotic" or some such silliness.
posted by grubi at 11:38 AM on February 20, 2008


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