George Takei

LGBT advocates are crying foul after Hollywood rejected a TV spinoff of Golden Girls pitched by two of the original Golden Girls script writers. The new TV sitcom is dubbed the "the Gay Men's Golden Girls".

Instead of four golden girls aging in place together while exchanging sassy witticisms, 'Silver Foxes' features four aging older gay men, including Star Trek actor George Takei, pictured above, a black actor, and the two aforementioned script writers.

But so far, Hollywood has given the cold shoulder to the actor pitching the script to networks.

“Unfortunately, we cannot get one network executive to read it,” creator/writer Stan Zimmerman told Fox News Entertainment. “Or even a producer to pass it to [the networks]. We have found Ageism and homophobia alive and well in Hollywood.”

"The general public is bored to tears with gay, lesbian and transgender characters," writes LifeSite News. "Maybe society has reached “peak gayness,” and the smart money people in Hollywood know it."

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  • Lorenzo Chaps

    No one wants to watch 4 old men salivating over twinks or making low brow comments about 'when I was hot and still had it.' I really don't even see gays watching this.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Glad to hear. The golden girls are on 7 days per week over 3 networks. Tired of all these reboots
    No creativity anymore?!

  • Pamela

    Go get them George Takei. Lol. He has no chill. He gone take to Twitter in 4,3,2,1 and let loose.

  • Justlooknout
  • Tammie Reed

    Boy you really on the gay tip this week Sandra, must be getting you LOTS of hits or otherwise you wouldn't be repeatedly posting about it, ok bye...LOL!

  • Ny MaGee

    "We have found Ageism and homophobia alive and well in Hollywood.”--> Gee, Really? I wonder who spilled the tea?
    *insert eye roll*

  • Ny MaGee


  • Justlooknout

    Gorg Photo Tammie - I SEE YOU

  • Lisa daniels

    Yes, don't give a damn about seeing this on my TV(Hulu). Give it a rest no cares.

  • Harley

    Why is everything on this site gay and trans? Enough already! DAMN

  • Tlowe89

    It's on hulu too

  • freelancepimp .

    Remember about two years back when all those gay themed shows came out (pun intended) for prime time networks and they all bombed. Afther that they took peoples favorite shows and started featuring gay characters more. I think that is what is going to continue to happen for a while. They will slide gay characters story lines in on already popular shows and not take many chances on shows with outright gay themes.

  • freelancepimp .

    Homophobia in Hollywood, that's a joke.

  • Fire & Ice

    No one is going to watch this, including gays and lesbians.........#bih

  • Tammie Reed


  • Shay Lewis

    Good cause my Golden Girls is just fine. Leave ? alone.

  • Soda

    Did you see how they slipped it into last week's episode of Snowfall, having the thug guy rape another man so that he would tell him where the money was that he stole? Totally unnecessary.

  • Phillybruh

    Coming from a gay man, not interested.

  • Phillybruh

    Haven't they always had a gay character on regular shows. They just don't have to have them in the background now.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    If you go back and look at some of your favorite shows, there has always been a gay character on them. The only thing is that their sexuality never came into play. Oh but honey not today they loud and proud shiiittt you can be proud but damnit be quiet.


    Exactly! Those "queer eye" queens were the first to come to mind when I read this.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    The Golden Girls is a classic. If you want to redo something redo some gay ish. Let the GG legacy be great where its at.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I don't know I loved the golden girls so much that I'm curious about the project a little bit. :-)

  • Karen Brady

    Keep that ish. Leave our girls be. They were and still are perfect. Everything don't have to be remade. Dangit.

  • Karen Brady


  • Karen Brady

    Word. You're right.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I haven't seen one remake that was better than the original! Wait a minute maybe twice but that's it.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I can't feel sorry for men gay or straight that experience ageism -- women experience this all the time...

  • ClaireHuxtable


  • Peter Piper ATL

    I mean, what would be the pretext? Some old queens sitting around watching Beyonce and Barbara Streisand's old videos while discussing adult diapers?

    I think you have a point Sandra--gay may have or may be peaking as an entertainment draw. The shock and awe has dissipated.

    I'm not even sure a gay presidential candidate would shock anyone these days. That's a good thing. But Hollywood may have to start looking for some other groups to scheme a penny off of.

  • hottlanta

    I am a woman and I know how to stay in my lane.

  • Karen Brady

    I hear you. I usally feel the same way about music with a couple of exceptions. Cause BAY-BAY the way K-Ci blows 'If You Think You're Lonely Now'! WHUT?!!! I'm sorry Al Green, love ya but...LOL

  • JustB

    Or could it be the script isn't interesting... Im sure many people who passed it up were gay themselves... Everyone doesn't shun gays so stop

  • Li

    “Maybe society has reached “peak gayness,” and the smart money people in Hollywood know it.”
    This is why. In every other TV show there's an effeminate man or butch woman, or same sex sex. I roll my eyes everytime I see these hookups. I was watching America's Got Talent last night there was Laverne Cox, and I thought -- this is the best she can get?
    * bored with the gays & transgendered people *

  • ?Royalty?

    Well thank God for that.

  • Li

    Usually there's a script given for spec and the script must have been a stinker.

  • Noirluv45

    Hollywood must've run out of creative juices for them to even consider such a show. They need to do something new and fresh. I give this show idea a great big YAWN.

  • NIA

    Good ALREADY enough CRAP!

  • Guess Who


  • dontgetblocked

    This man disappeared for 50 years and has become famous again just because he's a loud-mouthed gay who thinks everyone is against him.

  • BacktolurkingIgo


  • reddfoxxy16

    Um, HYPOCRITICAL MUCH??? How can there be ageism & homophobia in Hollywood, when the MAJORITY, of the directors, producers, & writers, are AGED, & HOMO...??

  • Chicagowise

    If they were smart, they'd approach this from another angle. Make the sitcom about four older men and challenges of aging. One of the character's sexuality would be questionable and used as comic relief.

    If you're an exec and you're interested in learning more, I'm available for a small fee. ?

  • Jennifer

    Maybe they should take it to theatres. What won't work as a sitcom may work as a film. "Last Vegas" was a great movie, but no one would have watched it as a tv show.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Didn't know that

    What's your locale ?

  • freelancepimp .

    I don't watch that show but I don't find it hard to believe. Hollywood has always pushed an agenda though.

  • HalleMerry

    An attractive, boyish-looking, young gay man. The stereotypical twink is 18-22, slender with little or no body hair, often blonde, dresses in club wear even at 10:00 AM, and is not particularly intelligent. A twink is the gay answer to the blonde bimbo cheerleader.

  • HalleMerry

    Had to google that word.

  • On the radar….

    It could be that it is a terrible script.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Maybe if it was an original idea. These remakes are too tired and done to death.

  • Unhappy American

    Yayyy ?

  • L. Thompson

    Thank God. I am tired of seeing all of these gay sex scenes on tv. It's one of the reasons I tuned out Empire.

  • Nessa

    Please stop forcing this unnatural behavior on television!! I have no issues with same sex relationships I just don't wanna see it nor do I believe kids should be exposed to it at such an early age..

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Mr. Sulu!

  • yvette46

    Logo is a Gay channel pitch this CRAP on that channel!!

  • bhavana

    Maybe because they know that the majority of us wouldn't watch that show.

  • nick c

    They prop him up hard since he been married for like 25 years too.

  • SandraRose

    I refuse to watch anything George Takei is in. He's a typical loud, arrogant butch queen who hates women. ?

  • SandraRose

    Because everything on social media is gay and trans. I wish I could say "enough already!" But the fact is their hidden agenda is to erase women. So we have to stay alert and vigilant.

  • reddfoxxy16

    I LOVE the original show tho, (Golden Girls) one of my favorites!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    “The general public is bored to tears with gay, lesbian and transgender characters,” writes LifeSite News. “Maybe society has reached “peak gayness,” and the smart money people in Hollywood know it.”

    I know people will live the way they want and I respect that (I don't have to like it) but I do get tired of every show, network, etc. feeling the need to FEATURE and PUSH the agenda of this group. It's gone so far past "being treated equally" to being held on a pedestal and all but worshipped and I am personally not doing that. I won't hire or fire you based on your lifestyle, but I also won't be forced to like or accept it

  • jayhawkpride

    It would never work!! The LGBTQ community would be in an uproar if you used a gay person as comic relief!! lol They take themselves way too seriously!!

  • Pootietang

    Why not just go on logo channel where the rest of the gay shit is?? But oan I love me some Noah's ark.

  • Chicagowise

    Yeah, you're right! ?

  • SexyScoorpio

    Thank God!! ?

  • SexyScoorpio

    Granted I am so here for the new will and grace! Those queers were funny af ???

  • Harley

    I guess because I am well rounded I see other issues as well. But this your site boo

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Loll Bobby Womack sang that

  • Nessa

    Really? Erase women? That's a scary thought! Without women humanity would be no more! What could they possibly enslave on planet Earth without humanity?

  • Ebony N’ Sweet

    I'm not bored with gay characters lol. Why didn't they pitch it to netflix, amazon prime, hulu, Youtube Red, etc.. It's alot of platforms that would make a TV Show like this...

  • chappedlippz

    Yes indeed!!!!