of an Old Country Woman
The real-life conversations between Dee (a 71-year-old
country woman) and her 44-year-old neighbor, Vicki
March 22, 2013
(Vicki stayed later than normal at Dee’s to watch “Malibu Country”, the sitcom which stars Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin. In this episode, Reba’s mother (Tomlin) has brought a gentleman home for the night.)
DEE: I thought you said she (Tomlin) was gay!
VICKI: She is. She’s been with her partner for forty years or more.
DEE: Then, why do they have her with a man?
VICKI: Because she’s an actress. She’s just playing a part. It’s what actors and actresses do.
DEE: That’s not right!
VICKI: Why would you say that? Gay people have been playing straight roles in Hollywood since the beginning, and straight people play gay roles, too.
DEE: Well, I think that’s mean! They should just let people be who they are instead of tryin’ to make ‘em the other way.
VICKI: They’re not trying to convert Lily Tomlin, Dee! She’s not in the closet or anything. It’s just a part on a TV show.
DEE: I guess Hollywood hasn’t caught up with the rest of the world yet! They’re still home-aerobic!
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