The L Word, Behind the Scenes Velvetpark editors

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On Oct 7, 2004 in the midst of Season 2 Velvetpark's crack editorial team traveled to Vancouver BC, to the set of the L Word for our issue 8 feature story. Our Story featured Ilene Chaiken with photos of Ilene, Jennifer Beals, and Mia Kirschner. Here are some behind the scene's photos of that journey. Our photographer is Angela Jimenez and Raimy Rosenduft wrote the article "Now it's Our Party" for that issue. Raimy also took these behind the scenes shots.


Our cover was shot in the Planet. Angela is seen here taking focus on Mia Kirschner, Ilene Chaiken and Jennifer Beals.


The opening photo of Ilene was shot on a beach in Vancouver early in the morning around 7 am.


Jennifer Beals sits for her portrait outside "Bette and Tina's" house, poolside.


During Mia's photo session a light bulb exploded above catching the overhanging scrim alight. The shoot continued amidst the smoke after the fire was doused. This shot took place in the front yard of "Shane, Carmen and Jenny's house" you can still see the smoke in the air.


Ilene's formal portrait took place on "Bette, Tina, Shane and Jenny's Street" Ilene climbed the ladder in heels.


The Centerfold took place in "Bette and Tina's" bedroom.


Ilene signs issue 8 for a fan in Atlanta this January '06, as Pam Grier signs a DVD box set.
image courtesy of l-word.com