I was so excited when the first season with Sharon Gless as Cagney was put on DVD.It had great extras with interviews with the cast and creators of the series.As much as I enjoyed it, some details in the story lines are still bugging me. The myth being retold here goes like this: A man in his 20s spies a 40-something woman and becomes mesmerised. Society has made him so highly evolved that all he sees is her beauty, sensuality and intelligence. He remains enchanted and pursues her with a passion. They have the best sex of their lives because they are both in their sexual prime. Sometimes one of these mini-dudes would contact me while I was feeling particularly snarky and I would engage them in dialogue.My main gripe is that the main character, Abby, has her first serious relationship out of her marriage to Jake with a much younger man, landing her with the label of a “cougar.” Pause: Why don’t the younger men in these scenarios get called by some condescending label as well? Finally, he proves his honest attraction and their perfect compatibility. Age is just a number, women live longer than men anyway, and everyone lives happily ever after. I have a knack for getting people to open up quickly in conversation, so once I knew they had relaxed I would ask them to answer me honestly about their reasons for contacting women my age. They “know” older women are more experienced, have a high sex drive and express their sexuality more freely than younger women.
"I had a friend who told me about this awful bar," Gibson recalls.
The 1970's had some of the most amazing made-for-tv movies; they were actually better than some of the theatrically-released films.
In NYC, TWC has a channel, "ION" which used to be "PAX" tv. Enough, already, with "Real Housewives", "Cougars", "Bad Girls", "Women in Prison"...
And Google stirred up controversy a few months ago by banning the dating site Cougar Life from its content pages.
(In contrast, "sugar daddy" dating sites and portals that pair up unhappily married people for affairs are as Google-able as ever.) Clearly the older woman/younger man pairing, though more on-the-radar than ever, is not sitting well in our psyches.