So, I know that it’s no longer technically “Women’s History Month”. But, pandemic. All rules are out the window in this Mad Max society. So, deal with it.
I’ve been binge watching “I Love Lucy” and, being Women’s History Month, I thought this was the perfect time for this post!
First of all… The misogyny! Funny that I’ve watched this show most of my life, but watching it as an adult you can really see the difference in treatment between now and the ’50s. Ricky outright says to Lucy “your job is to cook for me, and keep my home clean.” REALLY?!
He takes Lucy over his knee to spank her for disobeying him on a number of occasions AND NOT IN A SEXY WAY! (which is funny, because in a later episode in season 5 when Lucy has a black eye, Fred says that Ricky has never laid a hand on Lucy before… LIES!)
I also thought it was interesting that with all of Ricky’s talk of a “proper” marriage dynamic in that time, it comes out in the first season that they have been married for 9 years…. 9 years and no children?? It takes them 11 years to have little Ricky. There isn’t even mention of children!
All of that leads me to Fred and Ethel…. for friends of the Ricardo’s, we don’t get much insight into their characters. How did these two even end up together? A country girl and an ex vaudeville star. How does that happen?? And, why do they not seem to have any children?? What’s their story?
Well, these are the deep thoughts that quarantine brings out of this BookWorm! Any one have thoughts on this? Or, deep thoughts of your own that only a quarantine bring out??
The perfect drink with this post is a “Juicy Lucy” Cocktail
- 2 oz Vodka
- 2 oz Blue Curacao
- 1 oz Gin
- Orange Juice
- Lemon/Lime soda
- Fill a glass with ice
- Pour in Vodka, Blue curacao and Gin
- Top with equal parts Orange Juice and Lemon/Lime soda