I don’t know a single FabOverFifty woman, or any woman, who didn’t love Grace and Frankie, the Netflix series with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. Yet, Hollywood continues to turn a “blind eye to our demographic,” claims Caytha Jentis, a screenwriter, director and producer determined to show “Hollywood” why it’s making a big, bad mistake. Her new series, The Other F Word, is a coming-of-age character driven comedy about four women friends “dealing with midlife highs and lows.” If it succeeds, Caytha hopes it will pave the way for more stories about women our age.
I adored watching The Other F Word and wanted to share it with all my FOFriends. My interview with Caytha will tell you more about her inspirations behind the series.
Tell us a little about yourself and your entertainment background.
“I’m 54 years old and have a BS from Syracuse University in television and film and an MFA from UCLA in screenwriting. I grew up in Scarsdale, NY, and am married with two children. We raised the children in suburban New Jersey and moved back to New York City when they were grown. Our post-grad daughter now lives with us. (more…)