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Cher, the ultimate gay icon, is returning to acting

Cher, the ultimate gay icon, is returning to acting

Cher has been a major star for more than 50 years.

It turns out 2010’s Burlesque will not be Cher’s acting swan song.

The Oscar winner will star in Flint, a Lifetime TV movie about the Flint, Michigan, water contamination crisis.

Cher’s role will be that of a Flint resident whose family is impacted by the poisoned water.

The fact-based drama not only looks at the human element of the crisis but also at the politics and poor management that led to it.

The ultimate gay icon has been passionate in speaking out about the crisis and has donated vast amounts of clean drinking water to the residents of Flint.

Focusing more on live performing in recent decades, Cher has made relatively few films since her Academy Award-winning performance in the 1987 film Moonstruck.

But several of her movies have been memorable including Mask, Silkwood, The Witches of Eastwick, Suspect, Tea with Mussolini, Mermaids and Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.

Cher has made only one other TV movie in her career.

It was 21 years ago when she was one of the stars of the HBO trilogy of abortion stories If These Walls Could Talk for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

Deadline Hollywood reports that Cher will produce the movie along with Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and Katie Couric.