'The Bachelor' could pressure viewers to confront the truth that outdated individuals have intercourse with its new sequence 'The Golden Bachelor'

  • ABC introduced its new sequence “The Golden Bachelor” on Tuesday.
  • It follows a senior bachelor in his quest for love in his “golden years.”
  • If the present mirrors “The Bachelor’s” “fantasy suite” format, it could remind people who senior residents have intercourse.

“The Bachelor” franchise has given us a lot: Colton Underwood’s fence soar, the phrase “right here for the correct causes,” and now, a spin-off present for senior residents trying to find love of their golden years, “The Golden Bachelor.”

It sounds cute, but when it is something just like the common “Bachelor,” audiences are gonna should cope with petty catfights, drunken confessions, and sure, intercourse within the fantasy suite. 

On Tuesday, ABC introduced that “The Golden Bachelor” — its long-promised “Bachelor” present for seniors — will premiere this fall. By all accounts, the present will mirror its youthful counterpart and can characteristic a gaggle of senior girls vying for the love of a “Golden man,” trying to find a “accomplice with whom to share the sundown years of life.” (That is ABC’s phrases, not ours.) 

Much like its youthful “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” sister exhibits, the older potential mates will stay collectively in a mansion and share their “lifetime of expertise, dwelling by love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future stuffed with countless potentialities,” says the community.

A type of potentialities? Intercourse. Sure, outdated individuals could be having intercourse in your TV — and that is factor. We should always all hope that we’re nonetheless fortunately having intercourse into our senior years.

Dialogue about senior intercourse is usually unstated and closely stigmatized. So having a present that admits that individuals may nonetheless be on the lookout for love — and lust — of their later years might assist foster a wholesome dialogue about senior sexuality.

After all, this is “The Bachelor” that we’re speaking about. So it is simply as probably that the present will probably be full of awkward, over-produced drama and jet-ski dates.

Both means, we’ll be watching when it premieres this fall.