Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Reunite for New Gay-Themed Netflix Series

imagesIt seems as though once a year, Netflix reminds us why we remain subscribed, despite the unavailability of 90 percent of the movies that we actually want to see. Last year, it was Arrested Development. And this year, it’s Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin teaming up for a new show from one of the creators of Friends. OKAY!

The show’s called Grace and Frankie, and stars the ladies as the wives of two men who have just announced that they’re in love with each other. In someone else’s hands, this would have us groaning: the potential for homophobic jokes is huge. But Tomlin’s family, and Fonda is a heroine. She’s Barbarella for heaven’s sake, so we have complete confidence.

nine-to-fiveNaturally, the show charts their evolution as friends, two post-menopausal women who lean on each other for support like a new Golden Girls. We’ll get thirteen episodes for the first season. Here’s hoping there’s at least one reference to Nine to Five. Dolly Parton guest starring, perhaps?

Marta Kauffman (of Friends, Dream On, and the lesser-loved Powers that Be) is the creator, along with Howard J. Morris, whose credits include According to Jim, oh dear, and Home Improvement, oh no. Well, maybe he’ll have a defter touch with this series.


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  • stranded

    If the focus is on the wives, i don’t really have an interest.

  • DarkZephyr

    @stranded: Well, it IS going to focus on the wives. They are being played by mega-stars for Heaven’s sake. Anyway, this will probably be popular with a lot of gay men because many of us love a good diva and two is better than one.

  • hotshot70

    Why is Hanoi Jane butting into gay business?

  • Harley

    @hotshot70: oh, please. Like none of us were foolish in our youth. I guess better to lie to the American public and drag the country into an expensive war in Iraq that almost bankrupted the American economy.

  • UWSguy

    good new

  • jckfmsincty

    @hotshot70: She helped to stop the bombing of Hanoi to save thousands of lives during an immoral and unnecessary war. What’s your problem, gayboy?

  • SteveDenver

    @jckfmsincty: Thank you. I couldn’t have responded better. I’m guessing hotshot70 was probably born in 1970 and not 70-years-old. That would make him a little young for such bu||sh!t.

  • IvanPH

    Lily Tomlin is a comedy genius but Jane Fonda is a dramatic actress. I hope Jane can pull it off as a comedian. Nevertheless, it’s Fonda and Tomlin! Can anything be more divine?

  • jimstoic

    So… Happily Divorced with curse words?

  • queerbec

    @jimstoic: And nekkidness and no Fran!

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