Gabrielle Union to play a homophobic mom in gay marine drama

Gabrielle Union's latest role couldn't seem further from her own life.

The Inspection Bring It On star Ellis plays Inez French, the homophobic mother of a young gay homeless man.

Even after graduation, Inez refuses to accept her son's weirdness, and brutally pressures him into dating girls.

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 first I felt offended that someone would think I could play a character like this.

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But after reading writer-director Elegance Bratton's script, Union began to find her way into the character.