65 year old men dating younger women
Misunderstandings with warped oedipal undertones often plague queer women in intergenerational relationships.Once, the author and poet Eileen Myles was checking out at a store with a younger woman she was dating at the time, when the cashier asked her, “How are you doing today, Mom?
That’s for sure.” Myles is clearly a model upon which Weitz crafted his titular character, played with some serious panache by Lily Tomlin: She’s a lapsed academic; she’s a poet; and she’s dating a younger woman, played by 40-year-old Judy Greer.That these age differences are oftentimes considered gross or salacious is pretty galling, since we’re all quite comfortable seeing older men date much younger women: Take all the James Bond films.Take Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Lawrence’s entire careers.But there are also plenty of people who are uncomfortable with Taylor and Paulson’s 32-year age difference.One of the most-liked Facebook comments on the article reads: “This is really gross.According to their social media PDA, at least, actors Holland Taylor (age 72) and Sarah Paulson (age 40), are ridiculously, deeply in love.
My colleague Sarah Karlan recently rounded up the sweetest tweets exchanged between the newly public couple.
They joked about their jobs and Dungeons & Dragons.
“I hadn’t had that close a friendship in years, honestly,” Martela adds.
(Both women requested not to be named for this story, to protect the sensitive nature of T’s professional life.) Strangers are always trying to figure out how they’re related.
T has a 5-year-old son; when the whole family is out together, M is sometimes assumed to be the nanny. “As a mixed black woman,” M says, “that plays into [other people’s] assumptions whenever [T] walks into the room.”M finds that when she does get prying age-related questions, they tend to be from straight men, who will openly question her and T’s compatibility.
”Myles, who recounted the incident during a recent phone call, groans.