‘Gilded Age’ Actor and Noted Daughter of Meryl Streep Louisa Jacobson Comes Out as a Lesbian

Meryl Streep’s Daughter Louisa Jacobson Enters a Joyful Lesbian Era With Her Girlfriend, Producer Anna Blundell

Louisa Jacobson in a gay outfit at the "Stereophonic" Opening Night on Broadway on April 19, 2024 in New York, New York. (Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Variety via Getty Images)

Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Variety via Getty Images

One way to make a name for yourself as an actor who is the youngest daughter of one the most iconic actresses of all time is to come out on your famous mother’s birthday. On June 22nd, Louisa Jacobson posted a slideshow with the caption, “blessed to be entering the Joyful New Era bb ❤️‍🔥🏳️‍🌈” The first slide is of her and producer Anna Blundell , presumably her girlfriend. The next slide gives more context for her caption, as it’s a screenshot of a headline that reads, “We’re Entering a Joyful New Era of Lesbian Fashion.” Previously, on June 1, she posted a “happy pride” message to her instagram stories that many fans picked up as a potential coming out exercise as well.

Louisa Jacobson’s instagram post via instagram

Now, no shade whatsoever to Louisa, but I actually had no idea she existed until I read this headline. I knew of Grace and Mamie Gummer, and that they are actresses (in fact, I once saw Grace Gummer in the play Mary Page Marlowe with Tatiana Maslany), but I have now learned that they have an older brother, Hunter, who is a musician, and a younger sister, Louisa. In my defense, Louisa dropped “Gummer” from her stage name, and has been doing largely theater work until 2022, when she landed a leading role in HBO’s The Gilded Age, which I have not seen, where she plays Marian Brook, a young woman entering New York City’s social scene in the late 1800s. The show has some other queer people in the cast, like Cynthia Nixon, but as far as I can tell from the outside, the boys won that show, and we is too often the case, often if there are gay men on a show, there is not enough room for gay women, too. (PLEASE correct me if I’m wrong. I’d love a good reason to watch this show.)

Some of my favorite queer people commented on Louisa’s instagram post, including Dickinson star Ella Hunt, who said “absodamnlutely!!!!”, queer Broadway star Ariana Debose said, “LIVE queen!” In fact, everyone seems to be thrilled by this development, shouting supportive things and plastering the comment section with rainbow flag emojis and hearts. And the oh-so-true statement: we just keep winning. Thank you to Louisa for letting us kick off the last full week of Pride with a bang.


A Joyful News Era of QUeer POp 

+ Bisexual actress Lindsay Lohan and staunch ally Jamie Lee Curtis are returning for Freaky Friday 2, which has officially started production

+ Megan Thee Stallion’s upcoming album will feature a track with Victoria Monét

+ D.E.B.S. creator Angela Robinson and stars Megan Good and Sara Foster went to a screening of the movie, and Jordana Brewster told us to bug her for a sequel (you don’t have to ask me twice)

+ Chappell Roan found the gays in the Jimmy Kimmel audience, and swiftly embarrassed him, as it should be

+ Willow‘s lesbian princess and Bottoms star Ruby Cruz joins the cast of The Sex Lives of College Girls

+ RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Aiden Zhane is taking a break from drag

+ Tomorrow is pub day for Kalynn Bayron’s Sleep Like Death

+ The dance organization Queer the Ballet is trying to gay up the art from

+ The queer creator of Acolyte, the newest entry in the Star Wars canon, doesn’t think a character’s two moms are queer, apparently

+ Niecy Nash Betts talks coming out on Audible’s new audio series, Queer West

+ And this is technically older news, but it’s the first I’m hearing of it so I’m sharing with you now: there’s apparently a ballroom-themed queer adaptation of Cats coming to NYC

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Valerie Anne

Just a TV-loving, Twitter-addicted nerd who loves reading, watching, and writing about stories. One part Kara Danvers, two parts Waverly Earp, a dash of Cosima and an extra helping of my own brand of weirdo.

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3 Comments

  1. I remember reading an article where the showrunner/creator said something about being glad to get the chance to make a lesbian series so hearing this is wild. Also those witch moms in The Acolyte gave very much super lesbians so to have the creator say they’re not gay is…something. They literally have a whole argument about carrying/creating their babies? But apparently the show creator thinks it’s “really reductive to call them lesbians.” Because to her it means “you’re not really paying attention to this story.” I don’t really get this. The article pretty much says that they raised their kids together out of convenience and not love which is fine but they were both her mothers so a gay reading of that isn’t crazy. Idk. I love the show but this is weird to me lol

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