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Kathleen Turner Plays Power-Catholic Faced with Lesbian Daughter in 'The Perfect Family': VIDEO


"I'm a Catholic. I don't have to think!"

The trailer has just been released for The Perfect Family starring Kathleen Turner, which closed the Outfest Film Festival last summer, and is currently doing more of the festival circuit.

The Wrap summarizes the plot:

When she is nominated for the coveted “Catholic Woman of the Year” award, Eileen Cleary (Turner) jumps through hoops in order to win, at the expense of her own family. Though her personal efforts earned the nomination, the prospect of a family screening and home visit leave Cleary scrambling to uphold her image. Her firefighter husband Frank (Michael McGrady) is a recovering alcoholic, her son Frank Jr. (Jason Ritter) recently ended his marriage and has started up a new relationship with the local nail technician, and her daughter Shannon (Emily Deschanel) has a baby on the way with a lesbian partner Angela (Angelique Cabral).

Turner looks hilarious and in her element in the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Win a Pair of Tickets to See Kathleen Turner in 'Red Hot Patriot' at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles


We have a great theatre opportunity for those of you who are in L.A. or planning to be there at the beginning of January.

TgifEnter to win one of 3 sets of 2 FREE tickets for Friday, January 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm to see two-time Tony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner as Molly Ivins, the brassy Texan reporter whose liberal journalism skyrocketed her to the national stage, in Red Hot Patriot at the Geffen Playhouse:

From writing Elvis Presley’s New York Times obituary to becoming the most widely-read self-proclaimed “pain in the ass to whatever powers come to be,” Ivins, often described as a modern-day Mark Twain, made rabid fans and enemies alike with her sharp-tongued humor and unabashed political criticism. This acclaimed show captures the redheaded reporter’s indomitable character by weaving personal anecdotes with her colorful take on national politics.

ALSO, Order tickets for any show Jan 3-22 with the Towleroad discount (CODE RED40) for up to 52% off (including fees). Just go here.

Limited tickets still available for the TGIF event after-party with complimentary cocktails and appetizers.

Winners will be selected and notified either by email on or before December 28, 2011 and will have 24 hours in which to reply and claim their prize before a new winner is drawn at random

Kathleen Turner on Meth Addiction, Gays, and 'High' on Broadway

Kevin Sessums speaks to Kathleen Turner about her role as  Sister Jamison Connelly, a recovering alcoholic, in Matthew Lombardo's High, on Broadway. Sessums describes Jamison's role as "a substance abuse counselor at a Catholic charity where a priest insists she increase her case load by one extra patient for whom he has a personal interest: a gay meth-slamming teenage hustler, portrayed with a haunting verisimilitude by Evan Jonigkeit."

High_turner In the interview, Sessums and Turner touch on the destructive world of meth addiction:

SESSUMS: I think the producers of this play should take out ads for High on the gay Internet sex sites where meth use can so easily be found. The combo of meth and sex, however, is referred to as "party and play" on those sites as a kind of online lingua franca, as if reducing drug use to something that is childlike—something akin to ring-around-the-rosy—will make it more innocent. I won't be a hypocrite. I have participated at times in such "play" and it is as far from innocence as I have ever wandered.

TURNER: We had what they call "talk-backs" after some of the performances before we got to Broadway and we plan to do some of that here also. Hundreds would stay when we had them before. Ed Stern, who is the Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Playhouse, finally said he couldn't handle it anymore. It was too much like being in a confessional. All these stories of addiction were told as lives completely destroyed. I came to the conclusion that I have been really naive. This methamphetamine is the most urgent thing I've ever heard of. And I am told it is the needle that is the death knell if one is not careful. I will figure out how to pass on carefully the suggestion you've made of advertising on these sex sites.

Also touched on in the interview — Turner's past stage and movie roles, being a sex symbol, alcoholism, and life as a diva.

Kathleen Turner's New Broadway High [the daily beast]


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