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Bette: "Remember this aria?"
Alice: "Oh, you mean our third date when you finger-fucked me at the opera? Before telling me you didn't think we were right for each other? Oh, and that you had just met a straight girl that you thought you might fall in love with. No, I don't remember a thing."
―Alice and Bette reminisce about their relationship, "Lone Star"

The relationship between Alice Pieszecki and Bette Porter began when they met over seven years before "Pilot". Bette had contacted Alice for help with developing a guest list for a party at her art gallery. They dated for six weeks during which time Bette cheated on Alice. Bette later broke up with Alice to pursue Tina Kennard instead. Despite this, Alice and Bette became best friends.

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Pre-The L Word[]

Alice and Bette on a date at the Los Angeles Opera in 1996.

After college, Bette Porter worked at The Drawing Center in Manhattan, New York, while Alice Pieszecki became a journalist for LA Magazine and got to know the movers and shakers of Los Angeles.[1] Around seven years prior to The L Word, Bette decided to move to Los Angeles to open her own art gallery. She contacted Alice and asked the journalist to help her develop an invite list for a party at her new gallery.[1] Alice and Bette subsequently dated for six weeks,[2] during which time Bette cheated on Alice.[3]

On their third date, the pair went to the Los Angeles Opera where Bette "finger-fucked" Alice in public during a performance of the Flower Duet. Immediately after, Bette broke up with Alice and told her that she had just met a "straight girl" that she could see herself falling in love with.[4] The "straight girl" in question was Tina Kennard, who Alice herself had indirectly introduced to Bette, as Tina's then-boyfriend was one of the people she invited to Bette's aforementioned art gallery party.[1] After their breakup, Bette and Alice remained close friends.[5]

The L Word[]

Generation Q[]

Quotes[]

Bette: "Fuck you!"
Alice: "Fuck me?"
Bette: "Yeah, fuck you. Weren't you my friend?"
Alice: "You know, I'm still your friend. I'm totally your friend, but you can be a little cruel. I've been there. I remember."
Bette: "That's low. You and I dated for six weeks, it was never going to go anywhere. I did us both a favor."
-- in "Lap Dance"

Bette: "Remember this aria?"
Alice: "Oh, you mean our third date when you finger-fucked me at the opera? Before telling me you didn't think we were right for each other? Oh, and that you had just met a straight girl that you thought you might fall in love with. No, I don't remember a thing."
-- in "Lone Star"

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The L Word: Interrogation Tapes.
  2. The L Word, 2x02: "Lap Dance".
  3. The L Word, 5x10: "Lifecycle".
  4. The L Word, 3x07: "Lone Star".
  5. The L Word, 1x11: "Looking Back".
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