ageism

Dear Oscars: Inclusion Is the Name of the Game

Ninety years after the first Academy Awards, Hollywood is still celebrating firsts.

What Happened to the Women of Twin Peaks?: "Twin Peaks" Is Aging Against the Machine

Twin Peaks: The Return smashed an unofficial casting paradigm for women. Read more »

Alternative Facts, Real Fiction: Younger Roundtable for Two

Younger enthusiasts Cate Young and Andi Zeisler tuned in to see where things go now that the truth is (kind of) out there.  Read more »

Jessica Fletcher of "Murder, She Wrote" Is My Anti-Ageism Heroine

Twenty years after the show's final episode, it's still rare to see women like Jessica Fletcher on TV.  Read more »

HBO’s “Getting On” Has So Much More Life To Give, Says Star Alex Borstein

The dark comedy about nurses working with elderly patients centers on numerous complex women.  Read more »

The Role of TV's "Token Grandma."

British actress Julie Walters recently complained that despite a long and fruitful career in English TV, movies, and theater, she’s been put out to pasture as the “token gran.” Read more »

How is the Mary Tyler Moore Cast Still So Damn Popular?

Though most women of a certain age in Hollywood can’t catch a break, the women who starred on The Mary Tyler Moore Showhave proven exceptional even as they age. The news just came out that the ... Read more »

Hey TV Networks! Hire Some Older Women Writers!

TV has an age problem: Older female writers can’t get work, no matter how great they are. “After 40 nobody will talk to you,” former Mary Tyler Moore Show writer Susan Silver told me. “I did 14 movies of the week, 16 pilots, then nothing. It’s a bad problem.”... Read more »

Betty White Syndrome

We’ve already discussed that Betty White isn’t the only woman over 60 on TV. But she’s certainly the patron saint of older female television stars. Though White’s long been a household name — her... Read more »

How Great Would it Be to Relaunch Golden Girls?

The Golden Girls' feminism is self-evident: Four outspoken, post-menopausal women live together and support each other through older age, dealing together with their grown kids, ex-husbands, and dating lives. And they are not the punchline—they make the punchlines. This show,... Read more »

Don't Laugh—Here are Four Reasons I Genuinely Like "Cougar Town"

Remember when Cougar Town premiered four years ago and we all made a whole thing of it because of its name, and, oh my God, what was this trying to say about older women’s sexuality, and why are we... Read more »

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