'Grace and Frankie' Season 5: RuPaul, Nicole Richie And... Dolly Parton?

Grace and Frankie season 5 is officially in the works and while it may be a while until we actually get to watch it, there are already a ton of spoilers out there.

The best news? All of the awesome guest stars.

RuPaul was the first to confirm that he will be playing Benjamin Le Day, “a formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie.”

Wait, is he going to try to create a rival vibrator company? Because I am so not down for that. Either way, I’m sure he’ll be brilliant. He recently had a recurring guest spot on Broad City as Ilana’s boss and was pure perfection.

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Also confirmed? Nicole Richie. Nicole will only appear in one episode and will reportedly play Kareena G, “a sweet but oh-so-entitled pop star who unexpectedly finds herself in Grace and Frankie’s lives.”

The Grace & Frankie costume director already confirmed that Nicole was awesome on set and said,

“At the table read, she was so funny. She really flowed so well with the cast.”

The only guest star not confirmed is Dolly Parton, aka Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s bestie and co-star from their 1980s film 9 to 5. Not only would it be an epic reunion, but it could also be some serious foreshadowing.

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9 to 5 (circa 1980)

There’s actually a 9 to 5 remake in the works (because sadly, the material is still so prevalent) and all three women are in the talks to return! The premise would consist of three young women facing sexism in the workplace and go to Jane, Lily, and Dolly for their sage advice.

But wait, it gets better! The super-feminist Rashida Jones herself would be the writer. Yeah, I would totally watch that any day.


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