'Helicopter Mom' Shows Prom Court In All Its Awkward Glory — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Puberty is tough. High school is tougher. Growing up with an overbearing mother who's convinced you're gay — when you aren't even sure yourself — might just be the toughest. Helicopter Mom, a comedy about one high schooler in these unusual circumstances stars My Big Fat Greek Wedding 's Nia Vardalos as Maggie, the mom in question. Maggie is so involved in her son's life that she hovers over every aspect of his personal and social life, even "outing" him to his entire high school. Classic helicopter mom, iamiright?
For the uninitiated, a "helicopter parent" is "a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child's or children's experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions. Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they hover overhead."
But for Lloyd, his mom's behavior is too extreme to handle: She sets him up on dates with boys she has approved of, and she even files a gay student college scholarship on his behalf. Think would all be well and good, but Lloyd doesn't even know if he's gay himself. He's asked a girl to prom, and he's wondering if his mom will accept him for who he is — gay or straight.
Watch the exclusive Helicopter Mom clip, which features The Duff's Skyler Samuels and Good Luck Charlie's Jason Dolley, below:
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