"The Golden Girls" is coming to Hulu! Finally, every episode of the classic sitcom will be available for binging.
Seeing life through the lenses of Dorothy (Bea Arthur), Sophia (Estelle Getty), Rose (Betty White), and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) shifted feminism's view of aging and gained the show 68 well-deserved Emmy nominations.
"The Golden Girls" reminds us that not all is lost as we age, a process we're all undergoing at this very moment. No character embodies this more than Blanche Devereaux, the original Samantha Jones.
Blanche is feisty, spunky, and sexually free. She's unconcerned with society's perception of women who take full advantage of their sexual agency. Blanche created the blueprint for sexual autonomy on TV.
Here's why Blanche is the OG golden girl when it comes to sex, confidence, and spunk:
She oozes confidence.
She can flirt with the best of them.
She's straightforward about what she wants.
She knows the value of a good orgasm.
She's unashamed of her robust sex life.
She realizes her sex drive is high — and doesn't apologize for it.
She has no inhibitions, even when it comes to the kinkier aspects of getting freaky.
She knows what's most important on holidays.
She knows her pleasure matters most.
In fact, she even believes in the power of the pleasuring herself.
She knows safe sex is the best sex — even after menopause.
She also fights stigma whenever she needs to.
She reclaims words designed to shame her.
She doesn't shy away from comfort.
She prioritizes what's most important.
She constantly gives a big FU to sexism.
She has her priorities together.
She cherishes sleep.
She could care less about being respectable.
Best of all, she has a strut that would drop any man to his knees.
She's the adventurous older woman we should all aspire to be when we grow up.
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