Cindi Tucker, The L Word
Cindi Tucker/Lover Cindi (Alicia Leigh Willis)
“Lover Cindi” was a minor character introduced in season 5 mostly as comic relief. She was in a long term relationship with new recurring character (and very possessive/controlling) Dawn Denbo, the owner of a new lesbian club called Shebar.
Over the course of the season Dawn Denbo frequently added “…and this is my Lover Cindi” when introducing herself, while Cindi remained quietly in the background. Cindi, Dawn and Shane had a threesome, and then Cindi slept with Shane without Dawn’s permission or knowledge, which caused Dawn to snap and declare war on Shane and her friends.
By the end of the season, Cindi finally stood up for herself, and broke off the relationship, snapping “By the way, it´s Tucker! Cindy Annabelle Tucker! Not Lover Cindy!”
- 8 episodes. Season 5
Female love interests:
- Shane (Katherine Moennig, lesbian, regular)
- Dawn Denbo (Elizabeth Keener, lesbian, recurring 7 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.