Bisexual Husbands Explored in ‘Gracie & Frankie’ Sitcom

GF_EP101_MM_081214_1570.CR2 Tomlin is an out lesbian actress and Fonda played a character who has a secret bisexual relationship in her last film, “This is Where I Leave You.”

In the Netflix sitcom premiering May 8 called “Grace and Frankie,” the trailers say it is about “bitter rivals who are forced to come together when their husbands reveal that they are gay and in love with each other.” The sitcom was masterminded by Marta Kauffman of Friends.

Tomlin and Fonda play bitter rivals who are forced to come together when their husbands (played by Emmy winners Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen) reveal that they are in love with each other.

Netflix of course, isn’t afraid of the bisexual story lines because it’s prominent in Orange is the New Black as well as Frank Underwood’s character in The House of Cards.

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]