The women are blindsided when their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) tell them that they are gay, and are leaving their wives for each other. They want to get married, Sheen's character explains, "'Cause we can do that now."
"I know, I hosted that fundraiser," a frustrated Frankie replies.
Plenty of hijinks ensue, including Sheen and Waterston trying to explain their relationship -- they're both partners at a law firm, and life partners -- to confused friends and relatives. One of Grace's daughters (Brooklyn Decker) assures her that they'll find someone for her to talk to about her feelings, while the other (June Diane Raphael) wonders if a support group "for wives of husbands who turned gay in their 70s" even exists.
Some of the humor seems a little broad, though we trust that the series is in good hands with these capable comediennes at the helm. "Grace and Frankie" also stars Ethan Embry and Baron Vaughn. It hits Netflix on May 8.
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