I haven’t watched any episodes of Cougartown, mostly because I loathe the term “cougar.” I think it’s degrading and more than a little sexist. Plus, it just sounds gross to say… “Cougar.”
So my stomach churned at the show’s concept of “Haha, look at this woman who’s over 30 still trying to have a life and date doods and stuff, isn’t that funny?” Because everyone knows that when you hit 30, you’re supposed to shut your sex drive off and your vagina is not to be used unless you are either producing babies or smuggling drugs across the Mexican border.
But it looks like they might have some pretty good writers, who are treating the topic more maturely than I originally thought, and the previews for the show look amusing, so I might have to give it a shot and watch a few episodes, ageist and sexist stereotypes be damned.
Plus I like Courtney Cox, and she seems to be enjoying herself. Cox, Busy Phillips, and Eddie Jemison headed to Santa Monica Beach on Saturday to shoot scenes for the show. (I’d like to remind you that is a 45 year old in that bikini, looking better than I ever did at 18.)
The sweetest thing however is that all three actors brought their kids along– Coco, Birdie, and Daisy– and had family fun time in between takes.