A confused Will Horton tells his grandma, Marlena, that he doesn’t think he’s gay after all
Will and Marlena are just a magic pair.
When she tells her grandson that she is “unspeakably proud” of him, I got really choked up!
Will says, “I can’t believe my grandma’s my best friend.”
Will needed a wise friend on this day. He bumps into Marlena and tells her he doesn’t think he’s gay after all. She listens patiently then talks to him about what a beautiful life he can have – all the things he thinks he can’t have if he’s gay.
I know there are a lot of gay kids out there watching and these are words they need to hear because, sadly, they are not likely to be hearing it from their parents.
There’s a rivalry developing between Marlena and Will’s other grandmother, Kate, who wants to be his confidante. While she appears to be supportive, she doesn’t have Marlena’s connection with the young man.