Spoiler Warning: This post contains spoilers from Season 1, Episode 2 of “The L Word: Generation Q.”
After 10 years, “The L Word” fans FINALLY know how Jenny Schecter died — but actress Mia Kirshner, who played Jenny in the original series, has a different story. She says Jenny isn’t dead at all, and um?!?! We honestly don’t know what to make of this news.
In episode two of “The L Word: Generation Q,” Bette semi-casually mentions that her old friend Jenny died by suicide on her property years ago. It was a minor comment, but a major revelation. There you have it, folks: nobody killed Jenny. It was a suicide.
But then Mia Kirshner hopped onto Twitter to say that, nope, that’s not the truth. Like, over and over.
“She’s not dead,” Kirshner said in one tweet.
“There is no possible way that she is dead,” she said in another.
“She ain’t dead,” she said in yet another.
Okay, we get the point. But it’s not clear if Jenny really isn’t dead, or if Kirshner just doesn’t like how the new show is handling her death.
Nope. Jenny is not dead. That's not the story that needs to be told about a survivor of sexual violence. It's not a story that can be wrapped up and tied up with a bow. So no, she is not dead.
— Mia Kirshner (@msmiakirshner) December 16, 2019
She tweeted: “Nope. Jenny is not dead. That’s not the story that needs to be told about a survivor of sexual violence. It’s not a story that can be wrapped up and tied up with a bow. So no, she is not dead.”
In fact, Kirshner has been cryptically tweeting that Jenny isn’t dead for months now. There were also some rumors years ago that series creator Ilene Chaiken would opt to continue the show where season five left off, erasing the story of Jenny’s death entirely.
But judging by the first two episodes of the reboot, they decided to go in another direction, and it sounds like Kirshner found out about Jenny’s suicide along with the rest of us.
“I just found out about what they did with the storyline today,” she said on the Monday after the episode aired, “and there is no way that I’m not going to stay silent about this.” She also asked fans: “Would you like to know what really happened to Jenny?”
I think I speak for everyone when I say YES, YES WE WOULD.