r’s note: This is a sponsored post to promote the new Amazon series, The Other F Word. All opinions are my own. Also, mild spoilers ahead.
On my last birthday, I turned 43.
There are days in which I feel that age ain’t nothing but a number and life is fine. However, there are those days when I am rudely reminded that the 90’s were actually a long time ago, the way “I’ve always done it” is not necessarily the best or most innovative way and no, those teens are not being nice to me because I’m so cool. They are treating me lovely because I remind them of their mom.
While there are so many ways I could feel about being a woman in my 40’s, and most of them would be negative, I CHOOSE to embrace this new life that gives us an older, wiser Rachee. A Rachee who still struggles but is a bit more confident in her skin. Being “in my 40’s” may not be so difficult. It’s a change and I’m ready to roll with it. Instead of bemoaning the race through my forties, I am going to enjoy the time I have and embrace my own “F” word…Fun, fearless, friends, fine, fly.
Which leads me to the new Amazon series, The Other “F” Word.
Award-winning filmmaker Caytha Jentis’s, newest project, “The Other F Word,” is available free on Amazon. This dramatic comedy series features a cast of characters of people who I used to gawk over in those 80’s and 90’s including: Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy), Michael Boatman (The Good Wife), and Reiko Aylesworth (24). The show addresses issues like ageism, sexism, re-entering the workforce, sexuality for women 40+, dating after divorce/widowhood and more. At its heart, the series is about friendship and finding oneself after the kids are grown – an adult coming of age in mid-life.
The episodes range from 3 to 11 minutes which make for perfect viewing during your busy day or allows binge watching to catch all of the episodes. The show is slick in that it seems like satire until boom, the characters are smacked in the face with the realization that the status quo is being rocked. I found the show funny and fun with a few cringe worthy delicious moments. There are a few situations which made me scratch my head, such as the reaction one character had when her husband ups and leaves to serve in the peace corps for one year. Let’s just say that I would not have been so calm.
But I do get worrying over your kid, looking for a new job after being out of the field for years, dating a younger man (shudder) and just trying to keep it together and making time for a life outside of being mom.
“The Other F Word” series taps into an underserved and underappreciated demographic: women 40+. Amazon reviewers are raving about the new series because they recognize themselves in the characters and relate to thestorylines. The “F word” in the title stands for 40 and 50—ages when women are often overlooked and ignored, but it also stands for “fun” because the#FunNeverGetsOld. “The Other F Word” aims to show that life doesn’t end after 30. It only gets richer with age.
Watch It Now:
Viewers can watch all eight episodes, which are available now on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L
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