Grace & Frankie: about Marriage

I love Lily Tomlin. I also love Sam Waterston. Currently I am watching “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix which is produced by Tomlin and Jane Fonda. I guess I must regress and explain what this is all about. Sol (Waterston) and Robert (Martin Sheen) are law partners. They are married to Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) but have been secretly in love with each other for 20 years. They decide to divorce their wives and marry each other, now that gay marriage is legal. Of course, the two women are very upset with this news, thus the title of the work. Obviously, even though the two men are important characters, as are the couples’ grown children, the story focuses more on the two women, who I haven’t seen act together since “9 to 5.” That may be why I keep expecting Dolly Parton to walk through the door. Just kidding!

I’m not anti-gay. In fact the point I am making is quite the opposite. Frankie and Sol are like butter and cream. They seem to be made for each other and still hold each other in high esteem. However, Robert and Grace are more structured and cold people. My question is: will Robert and Sol’s relationship really last? Will Robert be too structured for Sol? Will Sol go back to Frankie? I don’t think so. I think the two men will even each other out, like most couples do.


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