THANK YOU GRACE AND FRANKIE FANS – FINAL EPISODES PREMIERE APRIL 29TH

Dear Grace and Frankie Fans,

I’m writing to thank you for your support of the show over the years. I’ve heard about the binge-watch parties, grandkids watching with grandparents, the Halloween G&F costumes that fans have sent pictures of and all the fan-created G&F merch and GIF’s.

Lily and I have been buoyed by the heartfelt appreciation from our older fans who’ve told us they felt seen on the small screen in ways they had not experienced before (I mean, seniors and vibrators, who would have thought!)

Most profoundly, Lily and I will never forget the stories we’ve been told about women who were losing hope following a tragedy but found hope again when friends or family suggested they watch G&F.

Hope is needed now like never before and I’m deeply gratified that our show helped spread some around.

With Love and Gratitude to the fans,

Jane

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  1. Jane,
    Thank YOU and everyone involved with G&F from the bottom of my heart. I’ve rewatched the show many times, but never did i feel more connected with it than after my own marriage ended because my wife had cheated (and blamed it on my chronic pain btw). Watching the characters of Grace and Frankie handle their broken hearts hit very differently when my own heart was broken. G&F made me laugh, comforted me and made me feel understood when i was at the lowest point of my life. I’m so glad you all know how much this show has impacted so many people, and how special it is to so many.
    And Jane, if you see this, i just want you to know that you’re one of my biggest role models. Whenever i feel like i can’t or don’t want to go on i think of you and how much you’ve been through, but you never give up. Your strength is so inspiring to me. I don’t think I’ll ever be even a little bit as strong and amazing as you are, but I’m trying. And because of you, I’ll also never give up.
    Thank you for everything, and thank you for Grace and Frankie. It’ll always have a very special place in my heart and I’ll never stop rewatching it! 🥰

  2. I got Netflix last year after my grandfather passed away, my grandmother told my parents and I about the show and how funny it was! So we all watched the first episode today and absolutely loved it! I continued to watch and loved each episode even more than the last! Since watching the show I have watched more Lily & Jane movies & shows, such as 9 to 5 and loved that as well and also discovered and started doing the Jane Fonda Workout regularly and it has made me feel better, watching Grace & Frankie has positively improved my life and I’m sad to see it end but am glad I can rewatch it over and over!

  3. Deleted my original message as have just watched news with heartbreaking report of a 3month old baby killed in Odessa .
    Just to say thankyou all and stay well X

  4. Dear Jane and Lily,

    I started watching Grace and Frankie the second it was released and I immediately fell in love. I’ve watched it so many times, I’ve lost count. For the past 5 years, I’ve been suffering from severe depression and anxiety and it has absolutely destroyed me. But Grace and Frankie has always been there for me. It’s my safe space. It makes me feel happy in sad times. It shows me there’s hope. When my grandpa passed away last year, it was the only show I could watch. During lockdowns it’s all I watched. When I felt like there was no reason to stay, I turned on Grace and Frankie. The show has become such an important part of my life and having to say good bye is heartbreaking, but I’m so excited to see the final episodes.

    I’ve made so many friends and memories because of Grace and Frankie and it’s been great being a part of the Grace and Frankie community. The fact that people of all ages love this show just shows how incredibly important it is. I hope you know how much this show means to all of us. It has changed my life in ways you can’t imagine.

    I’m so grateful to both of you. You’ve helped me through a lot of dark moments and I truly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you and your work. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you eternally.

    x Thalia

  5. Thank YOU! You came to us at a time (Trump, Pandemic, NOW Ukraine… and our own personal challenges) when we needed you.

  6. Thank you for giving us so many years of fun and joy. Not ready for it to end but will rewatch it always ❤️

  7. Jane I want to thank you and Lily for the past 7 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed Grace and Frankie! I pray that there will be other projects starring you both in the near future. When I’ve been down and have felt ‘old’ I think of you and Lily that if you can be so alive and energetic and do the things you do at your age, so can I. I admire you both for all that you have and continue to do to make this world better!

    With great admiration and love for you both!
    Elaine

  8. Muchísimas gracias a Ustedes. Son verdaderas Estrellas. Desde Paraguay con Admiración, Cariño y Respeto

  9. Dear Jane, how are you? From my small country, in South America, URUGUAY, I just want to thank you and Lily for being and existing. I am 66 years old and have various health issues but your work at G&F has been inspiring. They have put me through every mood possible and I feel gratified. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    And, the most beautiful thing is that my 33-year-old daughter has seen all the seasons in 15 days! 🤪😂😂😂 and now waiting…. for the end.
    You are a being of light. You have the warmth of the sun and the clarity of the moon. What you propose you achieve. You are a believable and beautiful being because beauty comes from your heart and your intelligence. You seek the common good, something that many people forget, they do not look at the other who is by their side. I admire that about you. And Lily!!!!! I hope you both read this.
    I send you a big hug. Be happy and take care of yourself!
    With love, Grace! (Grace, for some people)😜😘❤️💪🙏 ❤️❤️❤️😂🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾
    P.S. Sorry if there are grammatical errors… I use a translator. LOL xoxoxo

  10. So happy to soon enjoy the ending of G&F! A show that gave me hope and laughs.

  11. Thank YOU, Jane. I have it on my calendar. After having a very bad month, I’ve been so looking forward to the lift this will bring me. Your fan always, Dona

  12. Jane, it’s been a beautiful journey. To think of all the anticipation that I had for this show and how we all grew throughout – it’s crazy to think about what a success story this has turned out to be, millions of people my age getting crazy about it and you especially. I am always moved when I get to witness a show from the very beginning to its very end. One cannot help but reflect on life itself – but I am so happy that we don’t have to wait very long to see you and Lily back together… TWICE!

    Congratulations to everyone involved! Kisses from your loyal pal, Daniel xxx

  13. Well done, Jane!👏❤
    I hope you are really convinced that you are who you are in this very moment thanks to you and all the work you’ve done on yourself over the years, and not because you were/are Henry Fonda’s daughter.
    So keep on going 👌!
    sending my love,

  14. Dear Jane,
    I’m not sure if you will see this but I just wanted to take a brief moment to say a simple thank you. I’m almost 19 years old, and I’m from England. I’ve been watching your films since I was about 15 (‘9 to 5’ played a part in my feminist awakening!) and I recently started university doing a Film and History degree (the first ever essay I submitted a few months ago I wrote about the cultural, historical and aesthetic significance of ‘Coming Home’, and that was so exciting for me). It’s been in the last year or so that I’ve taken to look at your life away from the screen, and I’m so glad I did. You have had a such a profound impact on me, and I’m so grateful for the candid way you talk about your life and experiences, because just by talking about it, you’ve made me feel less alone in the struggles I’ve faced and am facing. The last two years I’ve been dealing with the fact that my father is an alcoholic, and my relationship with him has become very difficult. So, to say the least, you have been a source of strength for me in the way you have talked about the difficulties of your relationship with your father, albeit under a different circumstance, but nonetheless I know, from you, that I can heal from this. In this time, Grace and Frankie has been such a relief for me, the belly laughs I have are endless – and that is exactly what I have needed! So to everyone involved in the show, thank you so much for the joy you have given me and so many others.
    Everything I have learnt from you, Jane, I will carry with me for the rest of my life and into every new adventure I take. Thank you for being you, owning your truth, and continuing to fight for what is right. I hope you are keeping well, and I can’t wait to see the new films projects you have been working on.
    Alexandra
    xx

    • Thank you, Alexandra. What a beautiful letter. x Jane

  15. I want to thank Jane Fonda for showing middle class woman that woman of this age can wear attractive clothing with long sleeves and higher necklines. I wish she would tell us— or develop a line— where to buy these cloths. I want to remain attractive in my eighties. Thank you for the inspiration

  16. Hello, dear Jane! I feel I should say thank you for this sweet and funny show. It has been my comfort series, and I think it’s never gonna change, because it’s such a warming heart masterpiece. Thank you for all the tears and the moments you made me laugh. I can’t wait to watch the new episodes, but I can’t believe it’s really the end. I’m gonna miss it so much. I have great memories from the good times I spent watching it with my belove ones, who got obsessed with this show. I’m so happy we got the chance to have something like Grace and Frankie between all those empty things we had to watch. This show is my favorite ever and, yes, Jane, it’s needed now, because it gives us HOPE. Love you, xx.

  17. Ms Fonda – I’ll dispense with all of the gushing but please know it’s all here, in me, in writing this note to you. Wow. It’s a simple comment on a simple blog in this “ether space” we all seem to call home now but it’s still exciting. Much like the time I met you in person. It was working at Canyon Ranch in Tucson. I was the Bell Captain there when you visited in the early 80’s. As “The Ranch” was adept at welcoming many celebrities, the Hospitality Director (Teena) had informed me that you would be getting a “private” orientation as opposed to a “group” orientation and that I should be ready to go with her as she made her way to your room in case anything was needed, I would be able to make note and handle things. It was an honor that she trusted me with this “task” and I vowed to be completely professional. As we entered your room (the same room, by the way, occupied by Barbra Streisand and Sue Mengers some time earlier that year!), I saw you and, I admit, I sort of froze. There you were, this stunning woman whom I had admired for years and years and you were right in front of me. I was aware of Teena’s voice, sort of beginning the orientation and then finally I heard her say, to me, “Honey? Honey? Will you take care of that for us? Honey?” I had frozen and had to be brought out of my trance. But I recovered and excused myself, a little embarrassed. But I was entranced and you’re still a stunning woman for whom I have the utmost respect and affection. I was 21 years old at the time, a young Gay man, who had just met Jane Fonda! How much better could life be?!! Thank you for being you.

  18. Thank you Jane and Lilly for the last 7 seasons of “fun” you have given your fans. It’s truly inspiring to see two wonderful woman in such an “open” comedy. Thank you also to Martin and Sam who also have given their fans a “giggle”. Best wishes Jenny

  19. Dear Jane,
    I have never written a fan letter in my life. But instead of telling other people, I decided I should tell you: You and Oprah Winfrey are the only celebrities I admire.
    You are not only an amazing, influential “public figure,” you are a brilliant person. The range of your interests, your many types of activism, are truly inspiring. You and Oprah come from opposite polar ends of our culture, but you both arrived at the same life’s purpose — to become America’s most inspiring women.
    I have been watching some of your in-depth interviews on YouTube. Your ability to speak contemporaneously on so many topics is impressive. But your continual willingness to speak the truth about your life and psyche and to explore what it means to be human is what’s truly influential. I only wish there were more like you.
    I, too, had a distant father. It wasn’t until I was old and he was gone did I realize he suffered from PTSD from being at the Normandy Landing. If only we had known about such things decades ago.
    My one wish is that, in future speaking appearances, you could involve Gloria Steinem. She was one of the most transformational figures of the 20th century and younger women need greater exposure to her legacy. The one they don’t think they need — when you know we need much more.
    Thanks for all you do. Please keep doing it!

  20. Jane

    I hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled, relaxed Mother’s Day and weekend!! You have been so busy! You need to rest body, mind and soul!! (Was a wonderful Fire Drill Friday today!!)

    With much admiration and love!
    Elaine

  21. Dear Jane and Lily, I love Grace and Frankie. So sad to see it end. Lily you have been my fav comedienne since the big beach chair.
    Jane, On the bright side I have the recipe for chicken paprika!!!!!! I make the best. Stop by for dinner if you are ever in Florida.

  22. Thank you Jane and to Lily for the constant laughs and cries over the past 7 years. This show has gotten me through some of the worst times in my life, but also was there for the good times too. This show will forever be special to me and will always be on repeat in my house.

  23. Thank YOU!!! I have such fond memories of my mother, who I lost a year ago, watching 9 to 5 with me and On Golden Pond. Those were always two of our all-time fave movies. I watched the first episode of Grace and Frankie and saw the same magic onscreen that made me love those movies. You, Lily, and the rest of the cast did such a wonderful job. It’s an amazing show. Thank you for all of the laughter and the wonderful acting over the years!

  24. Dear Jane&Lily
    I would like to live a “Grace&Frankie” relationship once in my life!
    Thanks for the good job to both of you and the whole team.
    Love from a French fan❤
    Take care
    Merci et aurevoir Jane! 🙋‍♀️🙂

  25. Thank YOU for the laughs and love. I rarely laugh at shows anymore, but with Grace and Frankie it’s different. I actually laugh. I’m a new fan of your’s and the show’s. I turn 40 this year and am so scared I’ve wasted my life, but somehow Grace and Frankie has given me hope on being able start fresh and want to really live.
    Also, I wish I would have known about Fire Drill Fridays sooner-Just learned about it yesterday. So excited for next month’s first Friday now!

  26. I love Grace and Frankie. I have Netflix and I have first 6 seasons on dvd when my internet is slow. I’m near 60 and love watching, actually I’m on my 3rd complete pass of the entire show and I have never tired. I love June Diane Rafael and hope her spin off happens and you can guest star💕💙💜

  27. I also just purchased the soundtrack I listen while I’m working and it brings many smiles💜💙

  28. I love the show and I’m gonna miss it so much! Thank you, Jane and Lily for all these great moments!!!

  29. Dear Jane,
    I am truly grateful for the amazing work you’ve done together with Lily. You showed one very important thing: human life must be appreciated at any age in any circumstances.
    My mum turned 60 on May 4, 2022. The former USSR made her think that the human life is over when you turn 40. The soviet standards taught people that human life worth nothing, that “there is not person who cannot be replaced” or “no person – no problem”.
    We are from Donbas. When the war started in 2014, my mum was there and I was studying in Kyiv. She did not want to leave her house, her garden, everything she knew or had before. She was so depressed. But I managed to bring her to Kyiv in early 2015. At that time she was 52.
    And the “fun” part started. We needed to find a job for her. Ageism in Ukraine and other post-soviet countries is horrible. All companies we contacted told my mum that 52 is very old, that they are searching for a person no older than 35. One company told my mum that she was “old and slow”. On that day she came home and cried. After 6 months of searching, we finally found a job in the supermarket, in cakes department.
    You TV series is a socially vital instrument to teach people that life continues till you live it. I remind it to my mum every day.
    Thank you again! Greetings from Ukraine, attacked by russia.
    Hugs,
    Katya

    • Thank you. Katya, for telling me this. I hope you and your mum stay safe. What a monstrous war!!!

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