Monday, January 19, 2009

PFLAG Family: United States of Tara

PFLAG supporter (and Navy veteran) Jason Knight (pictured) blogs about the new Showtime series United States of Tara over at his blog My Normal Gay Life.

"The new series follows Tara, played by Toni Collette, a struggling mom dealing with disassociative identity disorder, commonly known as multiple personality disorder," Knight writes, adding that, "With the support of her husband Max (John Cobett) and children Marshall and Kate (Keir Gilchrist / Brie Larson), Tara attempts to juggle all there is to being a mom."

"That includes raising a family of acceptance."

"Teen son Marshall, played by Keir Gilchrist, bakes, is highly articulate, and a snappy dresser; steering away from what the world would see as normal gender roles for male boys," Knight notes. "However, he is embraced and supported by his family, a loving PFLAG family - despite jabs from Buck, one of Tara's alter personalities who refers to Marshal as 'Marsha.'"

To read the full write-up about Tara, and watch the premiere episode in its entirety, visit My Normal Gay Life online.

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