It’s not that I don’t get it. No, it’s more that I’m creeped out by the fact that despite being a gifted comedic actor and seemingly a great-natured human being, the hysteria over White seems to stem entirely from the fact that she is an old woman who jokes about sex….
While playing herself in a guest spot on “Ugly Betty,” White declared that she loves her fans; “Except for the few sickos who write lesbian fan fiction about me and Bea Arthur.” In the new, yet-to-air original series on the TV Land network, White’s character is described as a “salty caretaker” for whom “nothing” is “off limits” — even prostitution….
For all the talk of how girls are being exposed to sex in the media at alarming rates, and how sex-crazed Hollywood drives young girls to develop eating disorders or subject themselves to plastic surgery, isn’t it just as offensive that apparently the only way an elderly actress can re-enter the big-time is by playing the uncomfortably sex-obsessed grandma?
Good points all. Although the Bea Arthur line was hilarious.