Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden should have her own float at Pride — for being Marcia Gay Harden, and also for being ridiculously supportive of her gay son.
Hudson, who is 13 and out and proud, is an aspiring makeup guru. He’s started his own YouTube channel and Instagram account in which he focuses on makeup tips and tutorials, often featuring himself and occasionally his twin sister, Eulala, as his model.
In his latest installment, Hudson enlists his mom to get a “glam look.”The video is 10 minutes of Ms. Harden complimenting Hudson on his cosmetics knowledge and skills, fangirling over Cher and her epic signature cut-crease look, while trying to decipher Hudson’s Drag Race references.
“You’re perfect, you’re beautiful, you look like Linda Evangelista, you’re a model. Did you stone those tights?” he says of the finished product, to which his mother responds with a look of utter confusion and says, “What? I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Known to make regular appearances in his mom’s Instagram, and vice versa, Hudson is often seen done up, and if the occasion should call for it, serving head to toe fierceness. When was the last time you went to Drag Con with your mom?
At the Family Equality Council’s Impact Awards earlier this year, which she attended with Hudson, Harden was quoted saying of the organization, “The cause is dear to me. My son is gay. I just want to make sure he gets to have a family when he wants one.”
Seeing famous parents support their queer kids on social media is amazing and important. Plenty of us who have had less than ideal experiences coming out to our parents as adults could have only dreamt of having this kind of support as teens, and if some positive exposure can influence a little change, all the better.
A longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community, Marcia Gay Harden is doing her part outside her own home, along with her Code Black castmates, by going purple in support of Spirit Day, a day dedicated to LGBTQ bullying awareness.
I’m not saying I’m jealous, but it would be cool if my mom wore a rainbow pin once in a while, or had a Tony for Best Actress.