Jamie Lee Curtis is coming to your wedding
You probably don’t know the name Sara Cunningham yet. But you will soon enough. See, about 10 years ago, the conservative Christian mom got a bit of a shock when her son came out as gay. She sought support on Facebook from other parents of queer kids, as her questions and worries slowly became pro-queer activism. Then she hit Pride parades to give out “free mom hugs,” and, after that, same-sex weddings to stand in for absent, anti-LGBT parents. Her memoir, How We Sleep At Night, was an immediate hit, and now Jamie Lee Curtis has optioned the rights and will play Cunningham in an original TV movie of the same name for the A+E Networks brand. Sally Robinson will write the script. It’s a passion project for Curtis, and though the production stoppage in Hollywood has put everything in limbo, we’ve tagged this future night-in-with-basic-cable as must-see television already. There will be crying.
Kim Cattrall owns everything in Filthy Rich
Tate Taylor, the gay director behind The Help and Ma, has a new show coming soon from Fox called Filthy Rich, and from the sound of it, it’s something we need to see right this minute. A cross between Empire’s take on King Lear with a huge helping of Jim Bakker and a dash of the moneyed tackiness of HBO’s comedy Righteous Gemstones, it’s the story of an Evangelical televangelism media empire in chaos. The recently deceased patriarch (Gerald McRaney, Major Dad) leaves behind children nobody knew about, children he included in his will, and widow Kim Cattrall must step in and take control of all that money, even if it means playing dirty. Filthy Rich is based on a New Zealand series of the same name, and the retro soapiness includes religious mania, plane crashes, vengeful cocktail waitresses, weed farmers, sexy secrets and, we’re just going to assume, some extreme costuming for Cattrall. It’s coming soon from Fox. Just not soon enough.
Romeo San Vicente is wearing his mask.