Allison Ponthier, a New York-based queer singer and songwriter, posted a video on her Instagram of her singing a cover of “The L Word” theme song, but with a twist: it’s also a cover of Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” AND Julie Andrews’ “My Favorite Things.”
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Ponthier uses the exact same lyrics from the show’s original theme song by Betty but puts them to the beat of Grande’s 2019 hit, giving the opening credits song a modern update.
The singer captioned her post, “The L Word x @arianagrande 🌈 this is my magnum opus!!!!!” and received a number of positive comments about the song. “I really hope they used this version of the theme song on the new L word episodes. Who’s the music supervisor, someone needs to talk to them,” wrote Instagram user sh_cheval.
At the end of her cover, Ponthier throws in a more personal tribute to Jenny, one of the most controversial characters on “The L Word.” While she has her own strong fan following, the character also sees her fair share of hate. It looks like Ponthier is on the #hatetrain, because she throws in one line that’s not quite in the original song: “No one likes Jenny, no no.”
Regardless of how you feel about Jenny, we absolutely love this song. It’s a modernized take on the song we’ve heard oh so many times before, and, who knows? Maybe we’ll get to hear it open the show’s reboot. We can only hope!