The Golden Girls characters are younger than the ladies in Sex and the City reboot and fans are freaking out

Daisy Maldonado
Tuesday 11 January 2022 19:43
Lifestyle

Are the Sex and the City ladies the new Golden Girls?

The dramatic difference in the name of the shows alone is striking enough to make you associate the characters with varying age demographics, and yet, they might be more alike than we initially thought.

Journalist Flora Gill shared a tweet that leftAnd Just Like That fans’ minds blown.

“The main characters in the first season of Golden Girls are younger than in the current Sex and The City (53/54 in GG and 54/55 in And Just Like That!) “ she wrote.

She added, “Amazing how different our view of women at that age is now.”

In the 1980s sitcom, Rose Nylund was played by the late Betty White, Rue Mclanahan played Blanche Deveraux, and Bea Arthur was cast as Dorothy Zbornak.

While the actors themselves are older in The Golden Girls, it’s their characters that are younger.

The Rose Nylund is the exact same age in the pilot episode as Carrie Bradshaw is in And Just Like That.

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The shocking discovery is made all the more than likely all the more glaring to fans due to the completely opposite storylines the two shows have and the way the characters are portrayed.

Clothing and styling of course play into the distinction as well.

Moreover, the way modern elder women are viewed now is very different than it was decades ago.

Online, fans couldn’t help but express their disbelief.

“This is amazing. It’s true though - we have an entirely different idea about how women can look as they age now,” wrote one person.

Other fans chucked as the considerable distinction between the two shows’ storylines.

Fans also pointed out the difference in how the various women are treated.

Surprisingly, another popular sentiment was the change of perspective of retirement of people in their 50’s.

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