LGBT Ally Kathleen Turner Speaks OUT, New Movie 'The Perfect Family'
In this exclusive audio interview Charlotte Robinson talks with the fabulous Kathleen Turner about her starring role in The Perfect Family. Directed by Anne Renton, the new comedy/drama opened the Provincetown International Film Festival.
In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with the fabulous Kathleen Turner about her starring role in The Perfect Family. Directed by Anne Renton, the new comedy/drama opened the Provincetown International Film Festival.
Turner plays a devout Catholic and New Jersey suburban mom who is confronted by her religious beliefs after she learns she’s a candidate for “Catholic Woman of the Year," but he church must interview her family before they make their decision. Her daughter, played by Emily Deschanel (from the hit Fox TV Series Bones), is a lesbian who’s about to marry her partner-- but Mom is in denial that the relationship even exists. Her son, played by Jason Ritter, wants to get a divorce, and Michael McGrady portrays her recovering alcoholic husband who has just had about enough of all the deceptions.
The stellar cast also includes a rare performance by Richard Chamberlain as Monsignor Murphy. This film deals with positive LGBT family issues and whether you’re Catholic or not, you must see this movie.
As a New Yorker Turner supports gay marriage and when asked about how this LGBT themed movie came about Kathleen stated, “Well I think it’s very much part of the writer’s and everyone’s lives. I mean the director has a wonderful partner and the producers are two women who are married. So it is something they were all open to and receptive towards. For me I think that a family is a family and love is love and I really don’t need to draw distinctions based on gay or lesbian issues. My question is: Is it a committed solid relationship, not are they both lesbian, gay or straight. Is it a marriage? That’s what I find compelling.”
Written by Paula Goldberg and Claire V. Riley and produced by Certainty Films, The Perfect Familyis playing the festival circuit and will be at Outfest LA in July. It will be released later this year.
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