Jason Dolley to Star in ‘Helicopter Mom’ with Skyler Samuels

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jasondolley-helicoptermom-080113Jason Dolley recently wrapped production on the final season of “Good Luck Charlie” and now he’s moving on to his next project.

According to Variety, Jason will join Skyler Samuels (“Nine Lives of Chloe King”), Mark Boone Junior (Sons of Anarchy”) and Nia Vardalos in the coming-of-age comedy Helicopter Mom.

Jason stars as a high school students whose mother outs him to the entire school, sets him up on dates and signs him up for a college scholarship for gay kids. The only problem is that he isn’t entirely sure that it’s true.

Lensing started in Los Angeles last week with shooting planned for Santa Monica and the Venice Beach boardwalk.

What do you think of Jason’s new project?

  • Filming just began on a movie that deals with the sensitive topics of a mom outing her teenage son, when he’s not sure that he’s gay. The movie stars Jason Dolley, who is a conservative Christian, and who has been a Disney star since he was a young boy.

    Variety wrote this about the film, Helicopter Mom:

    “Jason Dolley (‘Good Luck Charlie’) stars as a high school student whose mother outs him to the entire school, sets him up on dates and signs him up for a college scholarship for gay kids. The only problem is that he isn’t entirely sure that it’s true.”

    Read more at:
    http://variety.com/2013/film/news/nia-vardalos-helicopter-mom-1200570329/

    I’m concerned that Jason Dolley’s conservative Christian beliefs may influence whether the film presents being gay in a positive way.

    Could GLAAD please keep an eye on how the screenplay & taping are proceeding, so that young people get a message from the movie that it’s OK to be gay?