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Diane Lane Slated to Play Pat Loud, First TV Mom to Gay Son in HBO's 'Cinema Verite'

Diane Lane Slated to Play Pat Loud, First TV Mom to Gay Son in HBO's 'Cinema Verite'

Perennial lesbian fave and Oscar nominee Diane Lane has signed on to play the matriarch of the Santa Barbara based Loud family in an HBO scripted film about the family that ushered in the age of reality television.  The 1973 benchmark PBS series An American Family, happened to feature America's first gay character, the Loud's eldest son Lance Loud.

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Perennial lesbian fave and Oscar nominee Diane Lane has signed on to play the matriarch of the Santa Barbara based Loud family in an HBO scripted film about the family that ushered in the age of reality television, according to AfterEllen.  The 1973 benchmark PBS series, An American Family, happened to feature America's first gay character, the Loud's son Lance Loud.

Lane will play Lance's mother Pat Loud, who famously asked for a divorce from her husband Bob on national television.  The HBO film, entitled Cinema Verite, will be a scripted behind-the-scenes look at the 12-episode television show that delved deep into the suburban American family.

On the heels of the sixties documentary style of direct cinema including The Maysles Brothers' Grey Gardens and D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back, An American Family utilized an at-times invasive and at others, observational style of shooting the truth, including chronicling Lance's being -- not so much coming -- out.

The project is in development.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.