Have you had a chance to watch this fabulous show featuring women over the age of 70; Grace and Frankie? They spend each episode discussing real life issues of women after middle age, coping with divorce, their ex husbands, dating, sex after menopause, age discrimination and starting a second career after midlife while looking absolutely fabulous?
I finally subscribed to Netflix after looking at hilarious trailers of this wonderfully written television show featuring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The writers also wrote for Friends, which can only mean this would be fabulous and witty.
Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston) are both divorce lawyers in the same law firm who have been secretly lovers for years and announce to their wives at dinner they want to get a divorce and marry, each other….
From that first episode, I was hooked.
The women are polar opposites in personality and fashion style. They are also women dealing with the aging process, dating after 70, and age discrimination when they realize they are invisible to young people and banks that won’t risk giving them a 10 year loan because they are 70.
Frankie, played by Lily Tomlin, is a pot smoking, organic earth mother, yoga lovin’, hippie art teacher who had to move in with Grace, a retired cosmetics mogul after learning their husbands were lovers. She has frank discussions on sex after 70 and even makes her own yam lube which is hilarious if it wasn’t true for women after menopause.
Grace and Frankie at first don’t like each other, but they are surviving divorces as roommates in the beach house now owned by Grace as part of the divorce settlement.
Grace, played by Jane Fonda, on the other hand, is uptight and perfectly styled . She has everything in her home styled perfectly and in one episode she returned to her former home she shared with Robert and was upset to see a fuzzy ottoman in the formal living room with the glass coffee table pushed out of the way. She was ready to rearrange the room until it dawned on her that the ottoman was placed by the sofa for a reason, so that Robert and Sol could sit next to each other with their feet up on the ottoman. At that moment she knew Robert really loved Sol. Poignant moments are sprinkled into every episode.
The perfect female odd couple that has me laughing and smiling at every episode. So many humourous truthful moments happen in this show.
I was actually hooked on the series as an over 50 interior designer way before I actually sat down this summer for a “Grace and Frankie marathon” on the rainy days we are having in Atlanta.
As an interior designer, I appreciate other designers work and Beauchamp is an extremely talented set designer.
This honest look at two women over 70 resonates with me as a woman over 60. They talk about matters that we all face after menopause.
Frankie has a hard time letting go of her relationship with Sol as he does with her.
I love that these women embrace their second act and try to support each other as women aging gracefully and at full throttle.
Frankie is all boho chic and I love her hats! Big chunky jewelry and lots of layers that flow . I love the way she dresses and take notes on the layers she wears. I have been a fan of boho chic for a few years but she takes it up a notch.
She is the queen of popped collars and classic fashion style. I am so happy she wears popped collars, I do too! And sweaters over the shoulders! Classic ageless style is how I would define her look. Her clothing is high end and tailored.
My “Frankie’s Boho style”:
I love funky clothes and large jewelry together. There is something youthful about wearing boho chic fashion.
My “Grace’s Classic Style”:
I dress more formal for work and when going out for dinner. I present a different look as a business woman but I like looking polished and classy.
I hope you get a chance to watch this show or perhaps you are already a big fan of Grace and Frankie.
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