Badass grandmas in TV and movies | #television | #elderly | #movies
There’s so much to love about Lydia on One Day at a Time — she’s hilarious, tough (she literally turned down death in season 2), and she’s played by the incomparable Rita Moreno. But what we love about her the most, and what makes her an absolute badass, is her refusal to change her boisterous self for anyone, while also being one of the most loyal, open-minded matriarchs on television. When her granddaughter Elena (Isabella Gomez) came out to Lydia, the devout Catholic overcame her homophobia in 30 seconds flat with impressive Bible logic (“Am I going to go against the Pope and God? Who the hell do I think I am?”). If only we could all be as much fun as the salsa-dancing, rum-swigging Lydia when we grow up.