At the Los Angeles premiere of Other
People, Molly Shannon told gay glossy The Advocate that
she “loves the gays” and thinks they deserve more screentime.
“I love the gays,” Shannon declared
on the red carpet.
“The message is, of course, I relate.
And I want to support the gay community in continuing to protect and
tell stories about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people in any
way that I can,” she said.
In Other People, Shannon plays a
mother dying of cancer. Her caregiver is her gay son (played by
Jesse Plemons). The film was written by out writer Chris Kelly.
“We must continue,” Shannon said.
“There are so many stories. To me, that's just how it should be.
There needs to be even more.”
Shannon added that she contacted Kelly
for the role “the minute I closed the script.”
“I just found it beautiful. And as a
mother, I really related to it. … She would have done anything to
fight for more time on Earth with her children,” Shannon said.
Other People premieres September
9 in select theaters.