CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

New from our pal Matt Baume:

In 1993, Fran Drescher took the zany antics of Lucille Ball and the sexy vamping of Mae West, and combined them with her own original spin as a flashy girl from Flushing to create The Nanny. The character was bold and audacious and lived in a world where queer people were a part of everyday life. At a time when most other sitcoms treated gay characters and stories as an awkward crisis or an opportunity for a Very Special Episode, what was remarkable about The Nanny is how unremarkable queer characters were in the world that Drescher created.