The 'Cultural' Other

What does a show about four, older white women have to say about race? Turns out, quite a lot. In my casual viewing, I observed several episodes that explicitly dealt with traditionally marginalized racial and ethnic groups. Since the show is set in Miami, Fl, a multiracial city, I would’ve be... more...

Intragroup Othering

Four women, one house, and enough one-liners to put any comic to shame. The adventures of Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia are not without their ups and downs. True, they share a level of comradery worthy of envy. But part of the glue that holds them together is their open criticism of each oth... more...

The 'Sexual' Other

It’s no secret, one of the most celebrated aspects of The Golden Girls (1985-92) are the unapologetic discussions about sexuality. The show’s ability to break and redefine scripts, for how female sexuality was portrayed on TV, was nothing short of a masterclass. And over its 7 season run, it... more...