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 canâ€™t say enough about Barack Obama.
â€œThis is the damnedest election Iâ€™ve ever lived through and Obama is the most amazing candidate Iâ€™ve ever bumped into,â€ McClanahan said. â€œThe man has unshakable integrity. Heâ€™s the nearest thing to Lincoln weâ€™ve seen.â€
One comparison you wonâ€™t find McClanahan endorsing is The Golden Girls being hailed as the original Sex and the City.
â€œâ€˜The Golden Girlsâ€™ has infinitely more substance,â€ McClanahan says. â€œI never enjoyed the characters on Sex and the City, and I could never watch it for more than a few minutes.â€
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…