Because of the Black Lives Matter movement, Hollywood has finally started to make some changes and also take a Magic Eraser to racist messiness from its past. HBO Max put a disclaimer in front of Gone with the Wind, Tina Fey got the streamers to pull four episodes of 30 Rock with blackface in it, and Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate announced they were no longer going to voice Black cartoon characters. And now Disney-ABC has taken performative allyship to new levels of HUH? by coming for a “make” moment in The Golden Girls. They have pulled an episode over “blackface.” Megyn Kelly has said that she’s a huge fan of Golden Girls, so as a fan of both the show and also of blackface, this must really be something she feels passionately about.
It’s a scary time. Especially for those of us with elderly or immunocompromised loved ones. Which is why a bunch of worried Betty White fans flooded her Instagram with comments asking for health updates. Betty is 98 goddamn years old! The people were concerned.
Luckily, a source close to Betty says the national (nay, international, NAY, galactical) treasure is safe, healthy, and self isolating in her L.A. home. Continue reading
The afterworld was already a much, much better place than this world, because they’ve got no Trump, Jell-O 1-2-3 is still for sale there, and you don’t wake up 10 minutes before your alarm goes off with a bladder full of piss that desperately wants out of your body (that only happens in HELL). But the afterworld became an even better place, because 4 out of the 5 regular Golden Girls cast members are there.
Charles Levin, who played Coco the gay cook on the first episode of The Golden Girls, is believed to be dead at 70 years old. Living in a world without Coco from The Golden Girls is sad enough, but the details surrounding Charles’ death makes it even sadder.
Jennifer Aniston has been lucky enough to be in the presence of Dolly Parton a lot lately as they promote their Netflix movie Dumplin’. Dolly even went as to say that Jen is her husband Carl Dean‘s first choice for a threesome. Jen must be riding an awfully high horse after receiving that biggest compliment of her entire life, so she was slightly delusional when she said that a Friends revival could turn into a Golden Girls reboot.
Yes, I know that’s redundant since The Golden Girls is really gay. But I’m talking about a version of the Golden Girls starring gay men, and no, it’s not called Golden Gays. It’s called Silver Foxes. I can already see Anderson Cooper rolling his eyeballs over them stealing his nickname!
As HuffPo points out, the producing and writing team of James Berg and Stan Zimmerman, who wrote episodes of The Golden Girls and Roseanne as well as A Very Brady Sequel, were on the podcast Party Foul Radio with Pollo & Pearl to talk about stuff. James and Stan said that after watching the documentary Before You Know It, which is about the struggles of elder-gays, they got the idea to do a show about four older gay men. So they wrote the pilot for Silver Foxes and last year they did a table reading of the script with George Takei, Bruce Vilanch, Leslie Jordan, Todd Sherry, Cheri Oteri and more!
Usually when Christmastimes roll around and a few of my loved ones ask me if I want anything for Christmas, I say, “Oh, that Christmas shit is for children and I don’t need anything but your love… However, I don’t want to make you feel bad, so…“, before whipping out my What I Want For Christmas catalog complete with pictures, Amazon links and my favorite kinds of weed strains. But this year, all I have to do is scream five wonderful words: THE GOLDEN GIRLS BOARD GAME!