Why We Love “Grace and Frankie”
If you are not watching “Grace and Frankie,” you may want to make a date with your couch. Many of us at Clinic Sofia are hooked on this hilarious and poignant show that dives headfirst into many of the women’s issues we discuss with our patients on a regular basis.
Starring Lily Tomlin as Frankie and Jane Fonda as Grace, the Netflix comedy centers around two women in their seventies who become close friends when they learn their husbands have fallen in love with each other and want to get married—leaving the women to start over.
The series, now filming its third season, tackles the issues of aging and being a woman, but also covers themes that women of all ages have in common. From finding your real self after a long marriage ends to dating and sex at advanced ages to how women need each other and the value of maintaining friendships, “Grace and Frankie” is a comedy that deals with real-life issues we can all relate to.
Further, no topic is taboo as the main characters both explore their sexuality with new partners and get to know their own bodies.
“This show does a great job of showcasing how women can take charge of their bodies at any age and sheds light on the role and value of women as they age,” said Dr. Donna Block. “Grace and Frankie refuse to be cast aside at a time when people and society tend to ignore women, and it’s inspiring to see them find their voices as single women in their seventies.”
Learn more about “Grace and Frankie” here.