Ageing gracefully and fearlessly

Grace And Frankie - Netflix's longest-running original series - has been lauded for its inspiring depiction of older women finding friendship, joy and purpose

Jane Fonda (left) as Grace and Lily Tomlin as Frankie.
Jane Fonda (left) as Grace and Lily Tomlin as Frankie. PHOTO: NETFLIX

Even as Hollywood fixates on action-packed comic-book adaptations and other genres deemed safe bets, Grace And Frankie - a comedy about two women in their 70s - is quietly on track to becoming Netflix's longest-running original show.

Debuting recently is the sixth season of the series, which launched in 2015 with veteran performers Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin playing the title characters - women who restart their lives and become unlikely friends and business partners after their husbands come out as gay and leave them for each other.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2020, with the headline 'Ageing gracefully and fearlessly'. Subscribe