Marlee Matlin Plays Deaf Lesbian on “The L Word”

Marlee Matlin Deaf Lesbian

Marlee Matlin has joined the cast of the “The L Word”. She plays the character of Jodi Lerner, a Deaf Lesbian artist who is passionate about art and women. Jodi and Bette (played by Jennifer Beals) hook up and there are some hot scenes between the two.

According to Showtime, Jodi’s character is “an intensely talented and free-spirited sculptor. She may be deaf but that doesn’t stop her from speaking her mind, especially in the halls of the art school where Bette is the new dean and Jodi the new artist-in-residence. Indeed, Jodi is the first woman to challenge Bette, professionally and then emotionally as they fall into a fiery relationship outside of the university.”

“Audiences have never seen a Deaf woman and a hearing women in a relationship; it’s never been done on television before,” said Marlee Matlin in a statement. “This is a very interesting storyline because this happens out there but it’s never been highlighted.”

Season four of “The L Word” premieres tonight on Showtime.

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73 thoughts on “Marlee Matlin Plays Deaf Lesbian on “The L Word””

  1. tht true wht you say alots deaf lesiban get in to hearing and it sometime verry hard and it ok im myself deaf,

  2. Dont good Idea to influence about homosexual example to world they think permit to OK but look influence to childrens , someday showtimes will cancel or lose business future ! watch me !

  3. To Lionheart — You need to get used to it and accept it. Gay and Lesbian people are not going anywhere. You need to open your mind and get over yourself.

  4. Congratulations to Beauitiful Marlee who playing deaf lesbian, I am so happy! I love to watch the L Words . Cannot wait to watch Marlee .. She is beauitful actor . I likes her ! sh sh

  5. Man… yall hadn’t responded to what ESPIODES that MM appears in..

    soo… WHICH ESPIODES DAMNIT!?

  6. Man… yall hadn’t responded to what ESPIODES that MM appears in..

    soo… WHICH ESPIODES DAMNIT!?

    ps: enough about the biases on negativity, if they don’t like MM acting as deaf lesbain.. at least MM is making some money for herself, kudos to her! its real tough role for her to take.

    & again…. its called… what’s the wrong I was thinking of? hmm.. oh yes! ACTING! hellloooo.

  7. Man… yall hadn’t responded to what ESPIODES that MM appears in..

    soo… WHICH ESPIODES DAMNIT!?

    ps: enough about the biases on negativity, if they don’t like MM acting as deaf lesbain.. at least MM is making some money for herself, kudos to her! its real tough role for her to take.

    & again…. its called… what’s the word I was thinking of? hmm.. oh yes! ACTING! hellloooo.

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  9. Hey folks – this is acting. MM is HOT as is Bette. If you’re lesbian, you probably want to think of this as entertainment. If youu’re not a lesbian, get a clue and take your lessons in diversity.

  10. People-do you judge people? I don’t judge people , it is not your place to judge because it is God’s job to judge knowing if you judge people then God will judge you!

  11. wow… I gotta say that im a bit awed. im just as thrilled as anyone about MM being on L-Word. Hell its friggin awesome! oh man i cannot wait to see the eposides! especially with BETTE! whoo… This show is totally rad, i can tell you that! its totally about time, showing that to the world. i bet it is just as hot as it is. *winks*

  12. I don’t watch the show. I am not crazy having a deaf woman playing Lesbian on any show like Marlee Martin playing a Lesbian on this show on T.V. I never understood why there are some deaf women choose to be Lesbians, even though I know some of them. Of course, I don’t share the same values and lifestyle. I guess, the deaf Lesbians don’t get many good actresses representing them as the straight fans get theirs all the time, and for once in a while, the Lesbians get a good actress like Marlee Martin though,not a real lesbian play on L-word show on T.V

  13. Hi Marlee

    Wow!! There was soo awesome u were on show dance & The L word & etc.. I wish were just the same as u are on show.. Supz me u have a beauitful kids & family & friends for on show or whatever out there… Tell u what it was so great!! I wish meet u in person one day.. I would love to chatting what it look like style of life that u were on show etc.. Pls email me. Nice meet u!! Keep it up ur shows.. Dont give up ur life.. Have a good day!!

  14. hi MM,

    congratulations MM,
    wow…i m proud of first time you the plays deaf lesbian… I like to watch the L Words. Pls do you not quit in The L words…can i hug you cause i support you…

    pls reply email me and nice 2 meet you…thks

    from,lib live in malaysia (kk_kjg@hotmail.com)

  15. Hey yall

    Marlee Matin is a beautiful lady, but I know she had a really enjoy fun to show her actress in the name” the L World” movie because she needed to make her money and rich because she is a good actress show to be some people if they would like to watch show “The L Word… Well, so the bible- god will be able uspet if you guys would like to date a lesbian women or gay men in the world because it is not right and god only say man to woman are right because they have a right to make her pregant and have childern from the sex by a only man, anyway. The movie or show because an men or women teach and learn are make their lesbian actress because they had a JOBS and make a money, too.

  16. Dios!!!The L Word me han dejado sin palabras!!!!es muy buena serie menos mal que desde España puedo bajar desde internet todas las series de todas las temporadas y ahora estoy esperand la 6º!!!ESTOY ANSIOSA!!!!!!
    Así que Marlee es igual que yo DEAF AND LESBIAN!!!!!!!

    Enhorabuena por el buen papel que has actuado en Showtime, te mereces un premio!!!!

    muaaaaaaak desde SPAIN!!!

  17. Darn, I do not have a showtime to watch Marlee Matlin played deaf lesbain on “The L word”. I will like to buy a DVD to share with my new hearing girlfriend who never been with deaf lesbain before. It will be very exciting for her to explore me as her first deaf lesbain lover. Marlee Matlin is my fan as I always enjoy to watch her acting. It was about the time to see Marlee playing deaf lesbain role! I am very happy to hear that Marlee won award for this. I’m sure she had lot of new experience how to act a real lesbain woman for the playing role.

  18. Marlee Matin is a beautiful lady, but I know she had a really enjoy fun to show her actress in the name” the L World” movie because she needed to make her money and rich because she is a good actress show to be some people if they would like to watch show “The L Word… I would like meet her and I”m deaf and It hard on my family understand ??? I would to find Lesiban deaf in the world I think she really a becauiful women to understand to you I like go out deaf lesiban it were lovely women like to you and It hard meet the hearing women to explain and I love in hollywood. I hate the boy or man but i like talk them only where. XXXX

  19. Dear Ms Matlin
    think: (or at least HOPE,you might watch this) think you are the most BEAUTIFUL WOMAN in the world.Straight or otherwise. You are an actor and more emotionally honest and brave than
    most of us- we work and walk our ways day by day (which is semi dishonest)but in my dream or daydreams (Honest)I send personal HOMAGE to you : am your person day or night America or Europe I will be there. email above

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