Private: Post-marriage poet’s book incites girl-girl kiss on The L Word

The mere mention of Anne Carson’s scholarly work about ancient Greece, Eros the Bittersweet, leads to girl-girl action in the debut episode of Showtime’s The L Word:

In the past five years, Anne Carson has somehow become a culture hero—the “anti-bourgeois” variety of icon that, as Susan Sontag once noted, appeals by being “repetitive, obsessive, and impolite.” That Carson is serving as a catalyst for an L Word moment of erotic connection—and as a signpost for the audience the show plainly expects to draw—is not, for those who have been following her career, entirely surprising.

(Via Bookninja.)