Father Figures

Broadway Producer Creating TV Show About The Most Fabulous Gay Dad Ever

There are many things that would draw us to a TV show about a gay dad raising his 8-year-old son in the late ’70s and early ’80s, even if it was based on a relatively unglamorous father.

But Broadway producer Matthew Weaver wants to make the queer-papa show of our dreams, based on his fabulous father, Gordon Weaver, the head of international marketing for Paramount Pictures in the 1980s.

Matthew, who produced the successful theater hit Rock of Ages, tells the Daily News that the show will be “a little Auntie Mame, a little La Cage Aux Folles and a little Kramer vs. Kramer.”

Sounds a bit like Beginners, doesn’t it? Throw in a dose of AbFab and we’re sold.

Among the fabulous anecdotes Matthew shares about his pops:

*Gordon came to his ex-wife’s house in a limousine to take custody of Matthew. After explaining what homosexuality was to his son, they went straight to Fire Island—where Gordon was judging a drag-queen contest, natch.

*Gordon wore mink coats to Matthew’s soccer games.

*Gordon would walk down the street holding hands with his boyfriend, telling Matthew, “if I didn’t like it, I could walk on the other side of the street.”

Sigh, gay dads nowadays aren’t nearly as fierce.

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  • high hopes

    Lets hope they are not usual gay stereotypes like Cam and Mitchell.

  • A word from the ex

    I’m not sure what you mean by “gay stereotypes” but as the “ex-wife” referred to in this article, let me assure you that there is nothing stereotypical about Gordon Weaver. He is indeed, and always has been, a fabulous father to Matthew and his sister. We remain a close-knit family, albeit somewhat broken a long time ago but well healed now and sharing in our love and pride of our children.

  • sam

    @high hopes: Because God forbid we should try to break down gender stereotypes on tv in a more meaningful way than the funny queen and try and paint feminine gay guys as real people -_- *Sarcasm*

  • sal

    As an extended member of this family, I can vouch that all the Weavers are an amazing bunch of funny, loving, well-adjusted folks-regardless of the non-traditional family!

  • awesome!

    sounds great. i hope it becomes a TV series!

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