Go ahead, and laugh, but I love The Golden Girls. No, those four firecrackers shaped the attitudes of an entire generation and taught some very early life lessons that many of us still carry around today. And you never really saw shows that focused on groups of adults living single. Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sofia showed us that we can move away, stay single, and still have people around us who we love. And who love us. Blanche Devereaux, sex educator If you grew up watching The Golden Girls , you knew about condoms and AIDS long before you saw your seventh-grade health teacher put a rubber on a banana.
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Happy anniversary to our favorite silver-haired residents of Miami, the Golden Girls. The series, created by Susan Harris, premiered on September 14, , and ran for seven seasons. I could write grown-ups. Television is always several steps behind life. When do you see passionate older people on television?
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Clayton lived most of his life as a closeted homosexual and hid his sexual orientation from Blanche and the rest of his family. Blanche affectionately calls him "baby brother" because he's the youngest sibling. He was married to an unnamed woman for several years, but this marriage was his attempt to deny his homosexuality until he couldn't hide it anymore. When Clayton tells Rose that he is gay, she tries to help him to tell Blanche. Afraid to admit that he is a homosexual, Clayton claims that he slept with Rose.