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Watch a Reimagined “Golden Girls” With an All-Black Cast on Zoom

We have no choice but to stan.

Now this is a Zoom meeting we’ll gladly sign up for.

Zoom Where It Happens has partnered with the video conferencing software for a reimagined version of The Golden Girls, NBC’s iconic sitcom with a massive gay following. Actresses Alfre Woodard (See), Tracee Ellis Ross (Blackish), Sanaa Lathan (Harley Quinn), and Regina King (Watchmen)—all Black women—are slated to star. Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct, and Lena Waithe, a.k.a. the busiest lesbian in Hollywood, will host.

“Join us for an evening that takes a look back to the sitcoms of yesteryear—before you could pause your screens or binge watch,” the event description reads. “We bring to you our rendition of Golden Girls, reimagined with an all-Black cast of your favorite actresses.”

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An Instagram promo for the event offered some hints about the casting: Lathan’s face is superimposed on Blanche’s body, King on Dorothy, Ross on Rose, and Woodard on Sophia.

There’s more, too. The show will highlight Color of Change, one of America’s leading advocacy groups for Black liberation, and educate viewers on issues pertaining to racial justice. It comes just months after Hulu pulled an episode of Golden Girls with a blackface joke from its library.

Episode 1 of Zoom Where It Happens kicks off this Tuesday, September 8 at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Sign up for the virtual event here. (It’s free—according to the event page, “All you need to do to enjoy this evening is sign up to receive messages about how you can make a change during this election!”)

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