Two men who worked on shows like “The Golden Girls” and “Gilmore Girls” are turning their attention to elderly LGBTQ people.
Variety has shared more info concerning tv writers and producers Stan Zimmerman and James Berg and their upcoming project about gay senior citizens.
Apparently, the series, titled “Silver Foxes,” is a work in progress and is currently set up to be a half-hour, single-camera series.
The series will follow:
“Two older gay men and one twink (their buddy’s young lover) that rescue a friend who’s been forced-back-in-the-closet at his homophobic assisted living facility. After they bring him back to their mid-century Palm Springs house, the foursome creates a fabulous family of friends.”
While no names are officially attached to the show yet, the two writers hosted a table read of the pilot last year at Zimmerman’s home. Actors George Takei, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch, Todd Sherry, Melissa Peterman, Daniele Gaither, and Cheri Oteri all acted for the reading.
As we stated before, the two writers were inspired by the documentary “Before You Know It,” which focuses on the struggles of LGBTQ elderly. From that film, Zimmerman learned that retirement homes and assisted living facilities often push LGBTQ elders back into the closet (like with the one woman from Illinois who’s suing her assisted living home after she was slapped because of her sexual orientation).
Again, the series is a work in progress, but production company Super Deluxe, which is owned by Turner Broadcasting, will develop the series for a cable network or a streaming platform.