The New Republic’s Laura Bennett has something important to say about Betty White’s recent roles in her essay “Betty White Is Not a Sex Machine: Our Cruel Obsession with Dirty Old Women.” While she acknowledges that elderly women in the media have gained traction, ceasing to be mostly “sexless [...] prudish nags,” she sees an increase in sexual exploitation of older women. From Betty White’s role in Hot in Cleveland to Cloris Leachman’s Maw Maw on Raising Hope, older women in the media are often over-sexualized and sexually deviant. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Mar 25, 2013
That's right, your favorite sitcom ladies of the '70s are coming together to fulfill our dreams in a new episode of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. Cloris Leachman, Valerie Harper, and Mary Tyler Moore herself will star alongside Cleveland cast members Betty White and Georgia Engel. This will be the first time the five have appeared on television together since 1977. The plot is said to involve Elka and Mamie Sue getting their GLOB (Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling) team back together. Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner
on Jun 22, 2010
Let’s face it: summer network TV programming sucks.
This is usually the time of year when cable and the premium channels thrive and having a Netflix subscription becomes dire.
Fortunately, it appeared that Betty White’s new TV Land sitcom, Hot In Cleveland might be a promising new option.
The show’s debut last Wednesday pulled in a TV Land record of 4.75 million viewers, thus making it the most-watched telecast in the network’s history, according to Entertainment Weekly.
It also debuted to overwhelming positive reviews. Read More