8 Things We Learned About Sex and Love from the Golden Girls
Thirty years ago today, we met four Miami-based older ladies with a penchant for cheesecake and brutal honesty—and things have never been the same since. The Golden Girls premiered on NBC on September 14, 1985, and was a hit from the beginning. Yes, it won countless Emmys, changed the way we view important subjects like gay marriage and ageism, and even cemented a format that has been copied numerous times since—we’re looking at you, Sex and the City.
H. Alan Scott is a writer/comedian based in Los Angeles. His work has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Daily Dot, Nerdist, and Fusion. He chronicled his cancer diagnosis with #Chemocation, which is currently being made into a memoir and live comedy album. He co-hosts Out on the Lanai: The Golden Girls Podcast. Oprah said his name. Follow him at @HAlanScott.