Who is the Golden Woman?

The Golden Woman is a woman of a certain age who exists in our lives but not on our favorite TV shows. Most people may think of the "golden" girl as being over 60, but in Hollywood, once an actress hits middle age, her chances of finding work and maintaining a decent salary decrease dramatically.

Netflix's new series Grace and Frankie is the first TV series to center on older female characters since "The Golden Girls"--which stopped airing in 1992.

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Representation is key

  • Esther Fermin

    Esther Fermin, Marci's White Rabbit

    While older women are extremely underrepresented, all minorities face underrepresentation in Hollywood.

  • Ian Postley

    Ian Postley, The Escapades of Topher Williams

    These three actors are from Towson University student films.

  • Sydney Landers

    Sydney Landers, Marci's White Rabbit

    Everyone should be able to see themselves on screen, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.