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(Both women requested not to be named for this story, to protect the sensitive nature of T’s professional life.) Strangers are always trying to figure out how they’re related.T has a 5-year-old son; when the whole family is out together, M is sometimes assumed to be the nanny. “As a mixed black woman,” M says, “that plays into [other people’s] assumptions whenever [T] walks into the room.”M finds that when she does get prying age-related questions, they tend to be from straight men, who will openly question her and T’s compatibility.“I’ve been shocked at the audacity of that,” says M.
That’s for sure.” Myles is clearly a model upon which Weitz crafted his titular character, played with some serious panache by Lily Tomlin: She’s a lapsed academic; she’s a poet; and she’s dating a younger woman, played by 40-year-old Judy Greer.
“We just kind of got each other, a right away thing.
Being older, I realize how rare it is to really mesh with somebody like that.” Their friendship inevitably evolved.
Straight men think that’s OK to ask.”Greta Martela, 46, and Nina Chaubal, 24, also say their relationship gets misinterpreted.
The two started hanging out as just friends a few years ago, beginning with a trip to get their nails done.