Actress Sherri Saum says response to lesbian drama The Fosters
has been “overwhelmingly positive.”
In the ABC Family show, Saum (Rescue Me) and Teri Polo
(Meet the Parents) play a married couple who are coping with
raising three children when a wayward teenage girl – a foster child
– is added to the family.
Appearing on New York City CBS affiliate talk morning show The
Couch, Saum was asked what response the show had received.
“It's just been overwhelmingly positive. Before we even shot a
frame of film there had been some controversy with these certain
groups that came out, but other than that it's been just positive,”
said, a reference to the Christian group One Million Moms.
Million Moms calls lesbian drama The
an attack on “faith, values.”)
“People are very pleasantly surprised at ABC Family tackled this
in such a realistic way. It's been amazing.”
Saum added that people asked her how she prepared to play gay.
“I just grounded everything in love and I'm not gay but I know
what love is. And I love Teri Polo. She's so crazy awesome,” Saum