Posters advertising Lisa Edelstein’s new television show Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce have been taken down for supposedly being too provocative. They were banned from subways and buses in New York and Los Angeles for being “inappropriate.”
Apparently people were shocked by the image of Edelstein holding up her right ring finger, with a tan line where a wedding ring should b, e mistaking this for the actress giving them the finger.
The show, which airs on Bravo, is about a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman again in her 40’s.
“Why is it racy? Why is a woman holding up her ring finger saying, ‘Go find yourself’ so offensive?” Edelstein asked during an interview with TheWrap.
“[Especially] when there are posters out there of needles going through eyeballs, and dead bodies and women’s asses and boobs hanging out with the nipples holding onto fabric for dear life?” said the 48 year old actress.
There have also been condemnations of the new show’s subject matter from some quarters.
“I heard one news report saying that it’s a show that threatens the very fabric of our society, because … it was disparaging to the sanctity of marriage. But, this is a show that’s very much about relationships.”
Edelstein, best known for playing Dr. Cuddy on House told Channel Guide Magazine about her new show, “I felt like everything I’ve ever gotten to do professionally was training ground for this job — because all of it applied. I am 48 years old and this is the best job I have ever had. That’s really exciting for women. Everything I have done and learned, I get to apply here. And I’m a grownup — I’ve done and learned a lot!”
Edelstein just got married for the first time this past April.