Courteney Cox gets real about menopause in parody of ’80s tampon ad

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The 58-year-old actress gets candid about the struggles of menopause by parodying her 1985 Tampax commercial.

Courteney Cox has vented her frustrations about menopause by recreating an iconic 1980’s commercial.

At age 21, the Friends actress starred in a Tampax commercial in 1985, becoming the first person to say the word “period” on American TV.

Donning bright tights and 80’s leg warmers to recreate the commercial shot-for-shot, Cox updated the script to talk about menopause.

“Did your life completely change because of menopause?” she says. “Menopause will eat you alive. It’s horrible. Nothing else can do that. Plus, you can get the added bonus of drier skin and getting bald patches. Now that’s something!”

Ending the parody, she says: “Remember, there is nothing good about menopause!”

 

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Fans and famous friends have praised the actress for her candour. “God you’re cute,” commented Sharon Hogan, while Drew Barrymore wrote: “you know it’s one of my favs.”

Cox is not the only celeb to speak up about the once taboo topic. Earlier this year, Andie Macdowell spoke about embracing her grey hair and the changes in her body post-menopause. “Believe me, it gets even harder. Because after menopause, your hormones change, your shape changes.

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