The show has earned acclaim over the years for its portrayal and representation of elderly LGBT+ people, focusing on two women who become friends when their husbands leave them for each other.
It's been lauded as one of very few mainstream media depictions of the older generation of the queer community.
Season six of the show is still yet to hit Netflix (January!) so the ride isn't quite over yet. We still have two seasons to go, and ample time to mourn!
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who play the show's titular stars respectively, released a statement with some pretty touching words on the show's life and final season.
“We’re so grateful that our show has been able to deal with issues that have really connected to our grand generation. And their kids, and amazingly, their kids as well!
“We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around.”
“It’s thrilling and somehow fitting, that our show about the challenges, as well as the beauty and dignity of aging, will be the oldest show on Netflix,” Creators Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris added.
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