“Burlesque is a beautiful thing,” says the King, Russell Bruner. Alison Tedford slowly reveals all the humor and sexuality in this timeless art form.
The new Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie” is ostensibly a show about the coming out of two septuagenerian men (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) and the fallout of their divorces from their wives (Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin). Yes, a sexual identity crisis triggers the show, and an animated wedding cake opens the show as if it will be a dramedy farce; but the meat of the story is really about how two women come to terms with loneliness and betrayal in their old age. It is challenging, often hilarious, and incredibly bold.