What did we do before Showtime created The L Word? Whenever I'm in the company of other girls who like girls, there is the tendency to relate every lesbian romance to the show.
A relationship in which one girl is more devoted than her partner, is termed "An Alice and Dana." A lesbian who goes back to men for a while is referred to as a "Tina." And "Shane" can refer to a girl who is either particularly hot or especially promiscuous.
The gay community was recently thrown into disarray by a romantic situation that hadn't been covered on The L Word when a teenager rebelled against her lesbian mother but ended up being gay also. However then series 5 became available on youtube and we were able to resume our lives, untroubled.