6.03.2010

The Slut is Dead, Long Live the Slut!

A large part of who I am today I owe to the Golden Girls. A significant amount of my youth was spent watching Golden Girls reruns on Lifetime TV with my Mumzy. These moments, I believe, helped to shape me into the woman I am today. Particularly Blanche, whose confidence and sexuality have been somewhat of a blueprint for my life.

So it is with a heavy heart that I now type this blog after hearing this morning that Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche Devereaux, has died of a stroke. She was only 76 years old.

To date, 3 of the 4 stars from Golden Girls have gone on to the great lanai in the sky. They are survived by Betty White aka Rose, who was apparently the eldest of the four. With each death [Estelle, Bea and now Rue] I've felt a piece of myself, my childhood, die with them.

But they are not gone, they will live on forever in our memories.

So in the infamous words of Dorothy, I say "The slut is dead! Long live the slut!"



And long live Betty White. If she were to go I'd need to be committed.

R.I.P. Rue!!!

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