Rue McClanahan’s still going strong. The seventy-two year old has been working steadily since 1970, when she made a brief appearance on the soap opera Another World, then it was on to Mama’s Family and Maude and, of course, The Golden Girls.
Now, seventy-two years young, McClanahan’s lending her talents to the Logo-produced dysfunctional family miniseries Sordid Lives, based on Del Shores’ novel of the same name. Ahead of the show’s July 23rd debut, McClanahan sat down with The New York Blade and proved she’s just as opinionated as ever:
Today, she can’t say enough about Barack Obama.
“This is the damnedest election I’ve ever lived through and Obama is the most amazing candidate I’ve ever bumped into,” McClanahan said. “The man has unshakable integrity. He’s the nearest thing to Lincoln we’ve seen.”
One comparison you won’t find McClanahan endorsing is The Golden Girls being hailed as the original Sex and the City.
“‘The Golden Girls’ has infinitely more substance,” McClanahan says. “I never enjoyed the characters on Sex and the City, and I could never watch it for more than a few minutes.”
Meanwhile, we’ve seen the first two episodes of Sordid Lives and it’s definitely worth a watch, even if just for McClanahan. There’s a promo after that there jump…