The original writers of Golden Girls bring back the laughs with an upcoming sitcom about four older gay men.
“Two of the creative, gay minds behind The Golden Girls are ready for a whole new generation of laughs! Stan Zimmerman and James Berg, who cut their teeth on the perennial TV favorite before going on to classics like Roseanne and penning feature film A Very Brady Sequel, now offer fans a new pair of queer-centric comedies….The premise for Silver Foxes was inspired by acclaimed documentary Before You Know It, noted Zimmerman, which spotlights the struggles of LGBTQ elderly. From the film, he learned retirement communities and assisted living facilities often push queers back into the closet.” – Huffington Post
When to watch: While the release date for the series is not yet public, set Google alerts on “Silver Foxes” or otherwise monitor the show’s development. You can also keep track of upcoming information by signing up for AndACTION Story Alerts related to Aging/Age-friendly Communities & Policies/Ageism and LGBTQI/Gay/LGBTQI Discrimination & Protection topics.
Take Action: Silver Foxes will allow organizations to bring attention to the gay community from the perspective of retirement-age men, as well as raise awareness about issues such as elder abuse. It’s uncommon for shows to be centered around older characters and Silver Foxes will provide a unique and necessary way to highlight their stories. Use this series as a chance to shed light on the the continued fight for gay rights by writing recaps of the episodes, giving a breakdown of how characters in the show deal with issues that arise.
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