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Wednesday, Nov 27 2013
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Long before the single ladies of Sex and the City were a hit, The Golden Girls showed us what true sisterhood looked like. The show focused on the lives of four older women living in Miami, and featured character archetypes that would be replicated many times over – there was Blanche, the southern belle with a taste for younger men, Rose, the sweetheart with the strange hometown stories, the straight-shooting Dorothy, and her wise-cracking mother Sophia. It made for great TV, but was also groundbreaking. The pilot featured a flamboyantly gay cook, several episodes focused on issues important to the LGBT community, and it helped dispel the notion that women over 50 can't have fun. Even now, the show maintains a weekly viewership of more than 16 million. Any of those viewers lucky enough to live in the Bay Area will be thrilled to catch Trannyshack's annual production of The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes. This year's show has the crew performing two new episodes, with Heklina, Cookie Dough, Matthew Martin and Pollo Del Mar, filling in for Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia.


Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: Dec. 5. Continues through Dec. 22, 2013

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