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Enough Wicker: Intellectualizing the Golden Girls

138 EpisodesProduced by Lauren Kelly and Sarah RoyalWebsite

Longtime Golden Girls superfans Sarah Royal and Lauren Kelly rewatch the series from beginning to end from a "scholarly" perspective, analyzing cultural themes, storylines, and why so many people still love the show decades after its finale originally aired.

1:30:48

Very Special Episode with Dr. Kate Browne!

Lauren and Sarah are joined by Dr. Kate Browne, a culture writer and essayist who wrote The Golden Girls edition of the TV Milestone Series. Kate holds a PhD in English studies from Illinois State University and researches pop culture and body-based autobiography. In this episode, we go chapter by chapter with an in-depth look at Kate's book. First, we look at Dorothy's sometimes unconventional gender performance and shifting desirability; next, we dig into Blanche's complicated relationship with motherhood & aging; Rose's chapter, perhaps the most intriguing, paints a failed picture of the American Dream, with Rose embodying the role of someone who did everything 'right' but still struggles; lastly, we talk about how Sophia drives the action as a trickster--bending plots to her own desires and offering moral lessons. You'll laugh, you'll learn, you might even slam down a few boilermakers during this one. 


Buy Kate's book here: https://bit.ly/3b4wOlW

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