With Mother’s Day around the corner we will all start to see a barrage of commercials selling us on the ultimate gift ideas for Mom. We can all throw up our hands and give up on winning daughter of the year though because Cher wins. Cher loves her mom. She really, really loves her mom. She loves her so much that when she started to make a simple scrapbook for her it somehow turned into a documentary movie.
This movie, sweetly called, Dear Mom, Love Cher, is a love letter to a bold firecracker of a woman. Not that any of us are surprised that Cher’s Mom is bold! The only thing I was surprised by was just how much Cher’s mom, Georgia Holt, really DOES look like Olympia Dukakis in Moonstruck.
Lifetime will be airing the Mother’s Day special on Monday, May 6. USA Today reports that the documentary “explores the family’s history in interviews with Holt, daughters Cher and Georganne and Cher’s kids, Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman.”
Earlier this week 86 year old Georgia released a new album. Yes! Cher’s mom is a singer. The album, Honky Tonk Woman, has been a long time in the making. Originally recorded in the 1980′s with musicians that used to play with Elvis, these songs have been sitting in a box in Georgia’s garage for thirty years.
Cher and Georgia have been making the talk show circuits together this week promoting the album and the documentary. My Mom and I both are considering the special must-see-tv!
“It’s a good Mother’s Day special, but it’s not Hallmark,” says Cher, 66. “It’s a Stephen Colbert or South Park version, not your average Mother’s Day story, but totally real.”
Check out the Australian promo for the show:
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