I’m jealous of you people who have HBO.
[Sidenote: Woah, totally didn’t know this when I began writing this post, but my fellow U of I alum who got me my first magazine internship, Charla Krupp, is featured in the film! Her book, How Not To Look Old, is a New York Times Best Seller. See her at 0:17].
Nymag.com’s The Cut reports in an interview:
The women in the film were self-critical, and it was the men who were judgmental of others. What other gender differences did you notice?
We asked women why they were scared of aging, and everyone said, “Being alone. Being alone.” You never heard that from men. Society is changing so much, and it’s becoming more competitive and we have to stay in the workplace longer. Aging is affecting men in different ways, especially if they’re in sales or something. When it comes to aging, men are concerned about being destitute, or in a nursing home. And being alone, but more in the sense of not having someone to take care of them.
The doc appears on Monday, August 31st, at 9pm EST…on HBO.