Saturday, 18 July 2009

All That Glitters.

While looking up 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' (and the shows that proceeded; 'Forever Fernwood' and 'Ferwood 2 Night') I found this:

'All That Glitters' was produced by Norman Lear (as was 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman', etc), but this was based on a reversal of the sexes...

''All That Glitters is a short-lived situation comedy television series by producer Norman Lear. It consisted of 65 episodes and aired between April 18 and July 15, 1977 in broadcast syndication. The show, a spoof of the soap opera format, depicted the trials and tribulations of a group of executives at the Globatron corporation. The twist of the series was that it was set within a world of complete role-reversal: Women were the "stronger sex," the executives and breadwinners, while the "weaker sex" – the men – were the secretaries or stay-at-home househusbands. Men were often treated as sex objects.''

It also starred Linda Gray, as the first regular transgender character on television, Linda Murkland. I'd love to see this, the only thing I could find is an introduction and a mention in an ad break.


Anonymous said...

Oh my god, I would stick a knife in somebody to see this show. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Paul Sammut said...

I just read some of your blog, too, but I don't understand how to comment on it (or how you could then comment on this), but I read your Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman post and then went a bought a Loretta Haggers LP form ebay. Thanks!