Gay Guy Loves a Good Bea Sting

Straight Guy,

This fun Website popped up on our radar screen today. That's What Bea Said is collection of one-liners delivered by the late Bea Arthur in her Golden Girls persona of Dorothy Zbornak. If you are in the mood to remember those withering barbs, hurry over. Dorothy's housemates Rose and Blanche bear the brunt.

My favorite acid-tongued piece of Dorothy so far: "If that doesn't fill the void, nothing will."

Bea Arthur
died almost a year ago. I don't know that I'd go so far as to say that Bea Arthur was a gay icon, but you know how my people love a tough broad who tells it like it his. And that was Bea Arthur in every role she played.

--Gay Guy

Thanks, GG. Not sure what it's all about (or where the creative energy comes from), but I feel compelled to add a link to Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza which is the "definitive collection of pictures featuring Bea Arthur, mountains and pizza." -- SG


Michael Rivers said...

How fun!!! The writers on Golden Girls were amazing. And the actresses delivered the lines perfectly!

Writer said...

Great website!

Anonymous said...

The Bea Arthur site is funny . . . but not as funny as yours'.

JD at I Do Things said...

OK, Im'a check it out.

I have to confess: I used to quite enjoy "Golden Girls," tho I doubt I would today. But yeah. Bea was one tough broad who told it like it was, not only as a Golden Girl but even earlier, as Maude.

Remember when Maude got an abortion????

Straight in Upstate said...

Bea had a serious thing about not wearing shoes - she was barefoot the time I saw her perform. There are probably foot fetish Bea Arthur fans out there, but if you find them GG & SG, please don't share.

kathryn said...

I loved The Golden Girls...I thought they were wickedly naughty and the polar opposite of what I thought grandmas were supposed to be.

Loved 'em.

Gay Guy said...


The Golden Girls were the total opposite of GG's grandmother. That was probably what made them so hilarious.

I am glad to see that Betty White is still plugging away in the public eye. I love the idea that she's still getting pay checks to cash.

BosGuy said...

I still watch GG on re-runs, and I'm a HUGE fan of Bea. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

We lost a wonderful talent this year....Bea Arthur. The Oscar’s might have forgotten Bea but I haven’t.

I found this clip of Miss Arthur's final interview with Bea discussing her career in her own words. The clip also shows Betty White, Carol Channing and Phyllis Diller. I think it’s for a show called, “Lunching with a Legend.”

I'd hate for a full interview with Bea or the other legendary ladies in the clip to go unseen.


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