Last night, Hot in Cleveland premiered on TV Land. The show, which stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendy Malick, Jane Leeves and our long-time favorite, Ms. Betty White, is based on three friends realizing that they are considered “hot” in Cleveland. This comes as a welcome surprise to them, after being ignored (due to their age) in their hometown LA.
We of course love the show because it hits on the topic of “feeling sexy”…something that is so important to the female chemical make-up. And, it doesn’t hurt that Betty White’s character delivers LOL lines like, “In your 20s, you dress for men. In your 40s, you dress for success. In your 80s, you dress for the bathroom” in reference to her wardrobe of track suits.
White, now 88, has always (at least to us) been on the fore-front of TV shows that tackle sexual satisfaction. She added spice to seemly sweet, secretly sex-crazed Sue Ann Nivens on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and dazzled us as goofy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. As perhaps the original Sex and the City, The Golden Girls brought to life the fact that all women – no matter what their age – deserve to enjoy sex, addressing it in a way that was funny, ridiculous and absolutely timeless. Whether they were crashing high-school reunions, getting engaged, or dealing with sensitive issues like death and divorce, Betty White and the GG cast always brought a smile to your face.
So, as Betty and the sizzling crew of Hot in Cleveland gear up for episode two, we hope they’ll keep the conversation about sexual satisfaction going. With those big track suit pockets, White’s character Elka could certainly keep a stockpile of Zestra tucked away. Drew Carey summed it up best: Cleveland Rocks.