In the '90s, Sharon Gless has had a long, high-rise career that's resounded strongly with the lesbian audience. Now, the 66-year-old thespian is adding different credit to her resume: playing gay. major as the title imaginary being in Outfest hit which opens in decide theaters Friday, She caught up with Gless to discourse about how practically the homosexual vocation has based her through with the years, kissing Rosie O'Donnell and how she's always loved to portray a tribade on-screen.
In the eighties we knew her as Chris Cagney, the hard and sassy common fraction of TV’s histrion and Lacey; she was the colorful, unapologetic PFLAG mom Debbie Novotny on Queer as Folk. Today, actor Sharon Gless takes on the adventurous title role in the new independent flick Hannah Free. time a old activist on behalf of the LGBT community, this is the freshman time that Gless has played a hellene character—a woman in the Depression-era geographical area who travels the planetary while leaving her lover, a orthodox homemaker, buttocks to deal with her own bewildered sexuality.
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I was privileged to beholder actress Sharon Gless receiving the "Gay symbol Award" at the city (PA) QFest antepenultimate Sunday. Although she is neither gay nor old enough to be an icon, the honor is well fitting. Gless clogged up piece meekly acknowledging that the gay community ransomed her career, not at one time but twice. The mixed crowd together of gay men and women (unusual for what I someone witnessed at this festival, the films given to attract one sex or the other) returned the fondness with thunderous applause.