11May

Grace and Frankie’s Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s IRL and Onscreen Chemistry

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are Hollywood legends. They have had long, fulfilling careers that include 9 to 5, the film in which they starred together in the 1970s. Last year they reunited to star in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, which is having its second season premiere this Friday. The show, about two women who find out their husbands are not only law partners but also lovers, displays the actress’ immense talent, with acting that goes from dramatic to hilarious in the blink of any eye. Their friendship transcends from reality to the Read More

03May

Up Close and Personal with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

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Netflix's half-hour show Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as friends who come together after their husbands leave them for each other. Their husbands played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston are ready to change their own lives, happy to come out to the world, but Grace and Frankie, two women in their 70's, both have a hard time letting go, after being married to the men for nearly 50 years. But the women get through it, and the first season of the show tells their story brilliantly. (If you haven't streamed it, now's the time!) Season Read More

10Apr

Grace and Frankie is Coming Back!

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An avid Netflix viewer, I discovered and fell in love with Grace and Frankie last year when it debuted. I've been eagerly awaiting its return, especially after its cliffhanger at the end of the season when two characters slept together who should not have, so I'm happy to report it's coming back May 6th. In typical Netflix savvy style, they debuted the trailer on Twitter, which you can watch above: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, with Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen as their husbands are coming back, as well as all their children. If you haven't Read More

08Nov

Gracing the Set of Netflix’s Grace And Frankie

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  Grace and Frankie is a show about friendship. It's a show about women. It's about aging. It's a show about life changes that hit you when you least expect them. It's about motherhood and what it's like later in life when the kids venture out on their own. It's about love - when it breaks and how one picks up the pieces. It deals with some very tough issues in a very realistic way. It's a show I've binge watched three times. It's also a show with legends (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen). Season one featured Read More

22May

Grace and Frankie Gets Growing Older Right

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I've been lying in bed, recovering from an injury and have had time on my hands the past few days, so I decided to binge the one show I've been waiting to have time for: Grace and Frankie on Netflix. (If there are typos in this post, I may offer the excuse of having one hand, but I promise to proof-read before I hit "publish".) There is just too much to love about this show. Not only do you have Jane Fonda, who plays Grace, and Lily Tomlin, but also Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, who play their husbands who reveal they are gay and love each other. Read More

09Apr

“Coming Out” Soon: Grace and Frankie on Netflix

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The trailer for Grace and Frankie, a new Netflix original program debuting on May 8th, was released today. I watched it and can't wait to see the 13. I have a feeling this binge will be fast and furious and over in a flash. When I love a show (like Orange is the New Black, like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), I just can't stop. Not only do you have Jane Fonda, who plays Grace, and Lily Tomlin, who plays Frankie - I know, I could stop there and you'd be happy with these two acting goddesses- but now I find you have Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, who Read More

20Aug

This is Where I Leave You Book Club

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  This is a sponsored post. Are you like me and you love to read the book before the movie? In high school, I took a film adaptation class and we read books before we saw the film, analyzing The Great Gatsby to The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. We discussed what was left in and what was left in, discerning the screen writer's decisions and how literary elements are transported to the screen. Ever since then, I've always been interested in films that are adaptations and I look for faithful re-tellings of stories. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Read More

17Jan

Rise to Demand an End to the Violence Against Women

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I'm a HUGE fan of Eve Ensler.  From the Vagina Monologues to Extraordinary Measures to Emotional Creature, I have sat proudly in the audience at her plays time and time again.  She speaks for ALL women, and her scripts are from her heart.  She tries to help women and girls rise up, and I have always known this about her. Just over a decade ago, I went to Madison Square Garden for V-Day, a show filled with all the women I emulate and admire with the goal of ending violence against women and girls. Now she is taking her efforts further, which is hard to Read More