You always knew The Golden Girls was ahead of its time. As the government weighs the pros and cons of whether or not gay people should, you know, be allowed to be treated like regular human American people, we can all turn to Sophia Petrillo to set the record straight on gay marriage.
Way back in the early nineties, Blanche Deveraux had trouble coming face to face with the idea that her gay brother planned to wed his hubby. And although the scene is from over twenty years ago, the feelings resonate in the most visceral, contemporary way, as Blanche plays the mouthpiece of those confused by why gay marriage deserves recognition.
But it’s Sophia who really helps put things into perspective with one line: “Everyone wants someone to grow old with, and shouldn’t everyone have that chance?”
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.