Jane Lynch (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Best in Show”) and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch have joined the ensemble cast of the gay-themed coming-of-age indie “Tru Loved” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Tru (Najarra Townsend) plays the straight daughter of a lesbian couple (Alexandra Paul, Cynda Williams) who faces challenges when her family moves from San Francisco to a conservative Southern California suburb.
Lynch will play Ms. Maple, one of Tru’s teachers and the girlfriend of Tru’s favorite teacher (Alec Mapa). Openly gay comedian Vilanch will play Daniel, the adopted father of Tru’s love interest (Jake Abel).
Jasmine Guy, Matthew Thompson, Marcia Wallace and Nichelle Nichols also star in writer-director Stewart Wade’s comedy-drama which began shooting this month.