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USA's 'Political Animals' Features Gay First Son: VIDEO

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The USA Network unveiled an extended trailer for its forthcoming "limited series" Political Animals, which stars Sigourney Weaver as the former first lady who's considering a White House run of her own.

The show also features actor Sebastian Stan as the family's openly gay son, a man whose life in the spotlight has taken a serious toll on his psyche.

Check out the trailer and see what I mean, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. what's a limited series?

    Posted by: redball | Jun 28, 2012 9:12:47 AM


  2. A series that isn't intended to run for more than a few episodes or seasons.

    Posted by: LiamB | Jun 28, 2012 9:23:49 AM


  3. Wow.....that's amazing!! He may be openly gay on this series, but he was the closeted gay son and heir to the throne in the old (and cancelled) series "Kings." Not bad for a stright boy.

    Posted by: igpalmer | Jun 28, 2012 9:39:22 AM


  4. They're calling it a "limited series", which has heretofore been known as a "miniseries".

    It looks good, except for the heinously exaggerated Southern drawl of Weaver's husband.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jun 28, 2012 9:50:48 AM


  5. Sebastian Stan must be super gay-friendly. In addition to his gay roles, I saw him at the bar, Pieces with his friends one night shooting pool.

    Posted by: TyN | Jun 28, 2012 10:19:02 AM


  6. @Dastius,

    Exactly on all points. Considering that CiarĂ¡n Hinds who plays Bud Hammond is Irish, its not a surprise his "Southern" accent is so off.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Jun 28, 2012 10:26:12 AM


  7. I fricking love Sigourney Weaver! Such class.

    Posted by: adam | Jun 28, 2012 11:33:43 AM


  8. I would watch James Wolk in ANYTHING - especially if he takes his shirt off!!!! He is so hairy-chested DELICIOUS!!!! :-)

    Posted by: Fruit-for-Peace | Jun 28, 2012 11:48:27 AM


  9. ...and I would watch Ellen Burstyn - one of the greats - in anything.

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Jun 28, 2012 12:11:34 PM


  10. naturally it's the GAY son who has the drug and alcohol problem and whose life goal is to open a nightclub...the straight son, however, is the overachiever...some things never change...

    Posted by: scooterzz | Jun 28, 2012 1:54:09 PM


  11. yea, i'm sensing gay victim here or even worse, gay suicide or accidental overdose. #notgood

    Posted by: bandanajack | Jun 28, 2012 3:14:08 PM


  12. I love Sigourney as much as the next fag, maybe more, but this looks like a tabloid smear of the Clintons, that turns them into "Dallas," with some old style Hollywood negative gay stereotyping thrown in for good measure. Ick. Disappointed in those gay producers if so.

    Posted by: Hank | Jun 28, 2012 6:25:59 PM


  13. I want the name of whoever did Ellen Burstyn's work, and I want it now! She looks great!

    Posted by: scotsyank | Jun 28, 2012 7:41:21 PM


  14. Looks pretty interesting.

    Posted by: Continuum | Jul 13, 2012 8:15:55 AM


  15. The gay stereotyping is indeed offensive, but it's also trite--it's the sort of thing we got fed in the 90's. Most of Hollywood has grown up since then, but not the producers of this show.

    Still, I'm not worried about the negativity; the show is so poorly put together that it's not likely to last very long. Sigourney Weaver can be a powerful figure on screen, but she's strangled by the directing. And the ex-President character? He's as presidential as an infomercial pitchman.

    Maybe they made it a miniseries knowing that it wouldn't have any durability.

    Posted by: Argie | Jul 19, 2012 8:11:22 PM


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