Rumors continue to swirl about updating the popular 1980s television sitcom, The Golden Girls, making it about four gay men living together in Palm Springs, CA. The concept even has a name, Silver Foxes, and according to news reports recently had a table reading at Stan Zimmerman’s house (who was one of the show’s writers back in 1985-1986), which was photographed and posted on Instagram earlier this summer (see below).
As much as I love the idea there remain a lot of barriers to this becoming a reality, but I do love thinking about this. Who would you cast in these new roles? Here’s my thoughts:
Dorothy —–> Ian McKellan
Blanche —–> George Takei
Rose —–> Nathan Lane
Sophia —–> David Hyde Pierce
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Guess the cat is out of the bag about that secret reading I had last year. Fingers crossed that Hulu or a major network has the guts to portray the story of 4 older gay men. #silverfoxes #sitcom #gaymensgoldengirls #pride http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/593912d3e4b094fa859f15ea