You knew that KStew's mom was in the film industry, right??
Jules Stewart's been a script supervisor for years, but got tired of all the Hollywood remakes and wanted to create something unique — so she directed K-11 with Portia Doubleday!
Here's what she said about it:
"I can't watch Spider-Man anymore. I just can't watch six variations of the same thing — it just makes me a little crazy."
The movie, like we said, explored the community that forms in the LGBT area in an L.A. prison, along with the politics of race and gender equality through Raymond Saxx:
'a businessman who is forced to deal with violence, crooked cops and a manipulative transgendered inmate named Mousey (Kate Del Castillo) on his quest to escape K-11, all while piecing together how he ended up there in the first place.'
"In the dorm, there's no racial issues — they're all gay or transgender. That's what holds them together. So race is not an issue, which was a big message in this film. . . It doesn't matter what color you are, everybody is the same."
If you knew KStew's mom was in the industry, you might've heard that Kristen was originally attached to star — but dropped out because of her newfound fame and the larger opportunities! She even had the blessing of her mom:
"She kept working and she kept working and she kept working. And she got really big and we were still really small and I was like, 'Go! Go do Snow White, please, go make those big films honey, that's wonderful!'"
It's adorbz that she's so supportive!
What a great mom!
Good luck with your film, Jules! We bet it's fab, and we can't wait to see it!
[Image via Matt Kennedy.]
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