Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Lily Tomlin Arrested in Washington with Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays, Now Almost Whole Cast of “Grace and Frankie” Has Been in Cuffs


Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays may have set a record today: not only have they made a huge impact for climate control. But this may be the only TV show cast that has almost all been in handcuffs for one reason. Fonda has gotten Sam Waterston, Tomlin, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker to stand with her. The only cast member who hasn’t made the trip to Washington is Martin Sheen. But he’s been arrested many times as a social activist. I’ve no doubt his sympathies are with Fire Drill Fridays.

Fonda has done something no one else has done or does: she’s stood up for a cause, and stuck with it. It’s been a remarkable run. You don’t see commitment like this. “Already we’ve taken $11 trillion out of banks that are underwriting fossil fuel expansion,” she told her audience this morning. Bravo!

None of this was done for publicity. But I should note that “Grace and Frankie” returns to Netflix on January 15th for its sixth — but not final– season. The show has been Netflix’s biggest hit series, even including bail money!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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