TV Alert: Lesbian Moms on Nurse Jackie Tonight

Nurse JackieA few weeks ago, I mentioned that Showtime’s new series, Nurse Jackie, would be featuring Blythe Danner and Swoosie Kurtz as the lesbian moms of Dr. Cooper, one of the main characters.

Well, tonight’s the night. It airs at 10:30 PM ET/PT. I’ve seen the episode already, and while I won’t reveal any spoilers, I will say that this is one of the few shows—even including The L Word—that goes beyond the obvious clichés of lesbian parenting (wacky antics in search of sperm!) and pedantic political points, and instead shows something subtle about the relationships between lesbian parents and our children—our grown children, no less.

There’s a small promo clip here, but it omits the more interesting exchange between Dr. Cooper and one of his moms.

Helen and I will have more about this in our vlog this week, so stay tuned. (And please leave your own comments on what you thought of the episode.)