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Jacki Weaver and Adrian Grenier enjoy San Francisco’s drag scene in this exclusive first-look from comedy-drama Stage Mother, being shopped at the AFM by Film Mode Entertainment. Lucy Liu and Mya Taylor also star in the film, about a conservative Texas church-choir director who finds a new meaning in life after she inherits her son’s drag club.
Stage Mother, which is shooting in Canada, is being directed by Thom Fitzgerald (Splinters) from a script by San Francisco screenwriter Brad Hennig (The Hot Flashes).
“Audiences will be jumping up in their seats singing, dancing and shedding a tear in this incredibly heartfelt and fun romp through the glitter of the drag culture,” said Film Mode’s Clay Epstein.
“I’ve been so impressed with Thom Fitzgerald’s work as a director,” added producer J. Todd Harris. “He and screenwriter Brad Henning shared a similar vision for this funny yet poignant movie and it’s all up on the screen — every outrageous moment of it.”
This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter‘s Nov. 3 daily issue at the American Film Market.
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