The Golden Girls have a penchant for taking on social issues that weren’t discussed in prime-time during its era.
The episode ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ is a part of the second season. It starts out with sex on the screen! Moved to pride and lesbianism at the same time.
Dorothy has an old friend. Her name is Jean and she’s coming to visit for a few days. When she arrives, the two friends agree to keep Jean’s sexuality a secret (Sophia, of course, always knew). But why? Because Blanche and Rose wouldn’t understand.
Jean is a nice person and happens to like girls instead of guys. Its like some people like cats instead of dogs. She just doesn’t see men to be a part of her future. For it is mostly Blanche, who is left shocked. She’s one woman, who can’t resist a man’s wallet and tool.
However, things get difficult as Jean falls in love with Rose and decides to tell Rose. Jean nor her sexuality is not at any points. It is the ‘BUT’ of the episode; instead she’s treated with respect and let down slowly.
There’s always a joke at the end. It’s on Blanche. She ends up getting pissed. Jean doesn’t have or doesn’t do anything for her. I mean sexually.
The bigger cry on laugh takes place in Dorothy’s and Sophia’s bed no less, it’s revealed that Blanche doesn’t know the difference between a lesbian and the Lebanese.
Rose lets Jean down by telling her that she doesn’t share her feelings. Though she’s flattered and proud to be a part of her affection. It could be that the favorite daughter of St. Olaf’s isn’t that dumb after all.
Thanks and Great Work – Dorothy Zbornak (Bea Arthur), Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan), Rose Nylund (Betty White), Spohia Petrillo (Estelle Getty), & Jean (Lois Nettleton).
These ladies have managed to speak and touch a raw nerve with their voices. Thing to learn are never fear and always be a friend in need. Especially, when said than written.