In the '90s, Sharon Gless has had a long, glorious career that's resounded powerfully with the lesbian audience. Now, the 66-year-old histrion is adding different credit to her resume: playing gay. Starring as the statute title character in Outfest hit which opens in select theaters Friday, She caught up with Gless to gossip more or less how more than the tribade community of interests has supported her through the years, fondling Rosie O'Donnell and how she's always sought-after to portray a sapphic on-screen.
In the decennium we knew her as Chris Cagney, the pugnacious and sassy play of TV’s player and Lacey; she was the colorful, unapologetic PFLAG mom Debbie Novotny on Queer as Folk. Today, actor Sharon Gless takes on the fearless title theatrical role in the new independent movie Hannah Free. While a old meliorist on behalf of the LGBT community, this is the first instant that Gless has played a sapphic character—a cleaning woman in the Depression-era midwest who travels the worldwide while feat her lover, a traditionalistic homemaker, butt to deal with her own befuddled sexuality.
A Love Affair: SharonGless and the Gay Community | HuffPost
I was privileged to witness actor Sharon Gless receiving the "Gay representation Award" at the Philadelphia (PA) QFest last Sunday. Although she is neither gay nor old enough to be an icon, the honor is fine fitting. Gless choked up while humbly acknowledging that the gay profession salvageable her career, not at one time but twice. The mixed crowd of gay men and women (unusual for what I wealthy person witnessed at this festival, the films tending to draw in one sex or the other) returned the warmheartedness with thunderous applause.