Sunday 5 August 2018

working ninety-five

Speaking of nostalgia, Twentieth Century Fox plans to produce a sequel (not a reboot mind you) of the 1980 comedy 9 to 5 about follies and foibles of office-culture that was typically sexist, oppressive and toxic and three women living out their fantasies of getting revenge on their repugnant, bigoted boss—starring the original cast.
As talented, active and capable actors, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Dabney Coleman (the eldest at age eighty-six) should not be compelled into retirement due to their age certainly but I can only imagine the undertaking as worthwhile were it to be a social commentary about the inherent meaninglessness and redundancy of most jobs, pilfered and eroding pension funds, the failure of America’s social safety-net and how no one can afford to retire comfortably.