Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia are back to cure your 2020 blues!
On Tuesday night, acclaimed Black actresses Regina King, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan starred in the first episode of “Zoom Where It Happens,” performing a table read of the classic “Golden Girls” episode “The Flu”!
With Ross as Rose, Lathan as Blanche, King as Dorothy and Woodard as Sophia, the one-night-only event aimed to bring awareness to the importance of communities of color participating in the election and in the census.
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and produced by Stephanie Allain, the table read was hosted by Lena Waithe and featured surprise guest star Jesse Williams, who played all the male characters in the episode.
In the still-relevant episode, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose all come down with a terrible flu in the week leading up to a charity dinner at which they believe one of them will be recognized for her hard work.
The event was also organized by an A-list production team including Tessa Thompson, Karen Richardson, Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones, Stefanie and Quentin James, Channing Dungey, Issa Rae, Latanya Richardson, Aisha Hinds, Cynthia Erivo, Ava DuVernay and our girl Ryan Michelle Bathe.
The “Zoom Where It Happens” series will continue every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET with a new show and cast until Election Day.
New episodes will be announced every Friday.
“'Zoom Where It Happens,’ is an opportunity to bring people together for joyful, entertaining cultural gatherings that also work to support action-oriented organizations that are uplifting communities by registering voters and increasing civic engagement,” Ellis Ross said in a statement.
“We are Black women, citizens and voters, and we are in this fight. We were inspired to come together as artists to create dope content that will both entertain and bring our communities together around voting,” Prince-Bythewood added.