New meaning for ‘Grace and Frankie’ in Trump era
“I didn’t mean to binge,” my 20-something friend said to me the other day, “but I couldn’t stop!”
“Me, too!” I, a Baby Boomer, confessed, “I was totally hooked.”
What is this cross-generational addiction? “Grace and Frankie,” the hilarious, and, at times, poignant Netflix series, starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. Season 3 of the show is streaming now.
Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) have been married for decades to respectively Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterson). Both couples, living in the Los Angeles area of California and in their 70s, have children. Of course, these aren’t your typical boring kids. One son’s a recovering drug addict and one daughter sleeps with a $300-a-night male escort. That’s just for starters.