According to TV Guide, Logo announced at the Television Critics Association presentation on Saturday, Jan. 5 that Cher has signed a development deal with the network for an upcoming television pilot. Cher is said to be cast in the show about 1960s Hollywood, but no further details about the show’s plot were revealed, or whether her character’s sexual identity will be part of the storyline.
No stranger to the LGBT lifestyle, Cher’s first dramatic role was in the 1969 film “Chastity”, starring as a young girl working in a whorehouse owned by a lesbian. The movie had such an impact that Cher named her daughter Chastity, the only child she had with Sonny Bono. Chastity announced to her parents at age 18 that she was lesbian and came out in public in 1995, and has since undergone gender transition. Petitioning for a legal name change to match his physical identity, Chaz Bono is now legally considered a man in all respects.
Born Cheryl Sarkisian in 1946, Cher was still in her teens when she married Sonny Bono in 1964. After their divorce in 1975, she married rock star Greg Allman, with whom she had one child, Elijah.
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