Designing Women S2 E4 - Killing All the Right People
Grab some tissue, no, like the whole box ‘cause this one is a gut puncher. Designing Women takes on the AIDS crisis, homophobia, and contraception in schools all in one episode. It’s hard for sitcoms to age well, and yet, an episode that’s low-key educating us manages to do so in spades.
Stick around for this week’s "Extra Sugar" where we discuss the real events that inspired this one...right down to the episode title, as well as Designing Women’s place in LGBTQ TV history. Dig deeper with these reads (and one watch):
Visible: Out on Television Gets into Why Golden Girls and Designing Women Are LGBTQ Cultural Icons
1969 Stonewall Riots - Origins, Timeline & Leaders - HISTORY
Visible: Out on Television (available on Apple TV+)
And then some information on this one’s most random reference: Maureen Reagan, 60, Activist and President's Daughter
Come on, let’s get into it!
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